A new CISCO report finds that college students represent the second largest group of unwanted miners. Without unlimited access to cheap electricity, mining is unprofitable for most people. Only those with free or cheap electricity are able to compete. The report finds that malicious crypto-mining related traffic increased 19 times in the last nine months of 2018, with much of the activity focused college campuses. Read the entire feature on Brave New Coin

Karen Holleran

Karen Holleran Editor @aikarensf Karen is a proud third generation San Franciscan, and has worked in various positions including developer relations, winemaking, freelance writing, and as a teaching assistant for autistic children. She is passionate about disruptive tech, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. She is excited at how these technologies can improve the quality of life for people globally. When Karen isn’t busy discovering new things, you can find her enjoying the diversity of the Bay Area, keeping up to date on the latest tech news, or relaxing at home with her beloved rescued cat.

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