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Bank of Canada Report States Bitcoin Needs Regulation And Inflation No Comments

New research by the Bank of Canada shows digital currencies need regulation. Those are the findings of the institution's researchers who took a close look at how bitcoin can evolve. The group feels cryptocurrency needs regulation to be "safe". Moreover, there is a growing concern over how bitcoin can be counterfeited. A very strange report that seems to be drawing very unusual conclusions. To p...


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Researchers Reveal DNS Resolvers Can Deanonymize Tor Users No Comments

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of focus on the Tor project. Government officials are not keen on this anonymization software by any means. Researchers the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have come up with a way to anonymize Tor users. All it takes is monitoring the DNS resolvers used by individual Tor users. DefecTor, as this attack is called, uses the DNS lookups accompanying...


Sony Embraces Bitcoin Technology To Revamp Education System No Comments

The blockchain can be used to suit various needs, and companies like Sony are exploring how it can benefit some of their own internal projects. By using distributed ledger technology for the open sharing of progress records and academic proficiency, the way we think about education might be coming to a change very soon. Sony Global Education has a clear direction they want to go in, and the abilit...


Bitcoin Shows No Signs of Stopping in 2016 No Comments

Bitcoin survived a tumultuous 2014; it is on the verge of turning a terrible start to 2015 into one of the best reversals, and it only gets better. According to a bargainfox report, Bitcoin will remain unstoppable in 2016, and the trend is only expected to pick up. BargainFox is a UK-based coupon code website, which indicated an increase in searches for merchants who accept Bitcoin payments. Th...


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Ledger, Crypto Only Journal for the Academia No Comments

Publish or perish, is the motto followed by the academia. Academic research is a highly competitive field where scientists and students alike work hard in their respective fields of study and compete against each other to publish their findings in various peer reviewed journals. There are numerous peer-reviewed journals and periodicals related to almost all fields of study, science, technology,...


What Does the University of Maryland's Bitcoin Research Lab Do.

What Does the University of Maryland’s Bitcoin Research Lab Do? No Comments

Those of us who have been closely following the happenings in bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry have heard about National Science Foundation's recent grant to three top universities in the United States for research on cryptocurrencies. University of Maryland is one of the recipients of the total $3 million research grant along with Cornell University and University of California- Berkeley. A...


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Astroblocks – Lab Journal on Blockchain No Comments

As the world (or at least a part of the world) moves towards bitcoin, there are few in the scientific community who are using the same technology behind bitcoin for a different purpose. Astroblocks, a project by Blockchain University graduates Dr. Jeff Flowers and Yvonne Tang is directed towards the most important aspect for the scientific community – establishing the proof of discovery or inven...


Academic Bitcoin Research Flourished in 2014 No Comments

Most people will agree that 2014 was not a great year for Bitcoin's price, but according to financial author and researcher Brett Scott, it really was a great year for academic interest in the cryptocurrency. According to Scott, who spent the last week of last year piecing together a database containing information about all of the academic Bitcoin research published since Satoshi Nakamoto's semi...


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Bitcoin Can Now Help Fund Cancer Research No Comments

Of all the wonderful things bitcoin can help people do, here's yet another to add to the list. Beginning on Monday, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (also known as the Meso Foundation) will be accepting bitcoin donations to help fund cancer research at curemeso.org/bitcoin. "As more and more businesses are accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment, we decided it was important for us ...


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NSF Grants Princeton Assistant Professor $500k For Cryptocurrency Research No Comments

A computer Science/CITP Assistant Professor at Princeton University has received a sizable grant for conducting cryptocurrency-related research, according to a report first seen on the Let's Talk Bitcoin blog. Arvind Narayanan received the sum of $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work entitled "TWC: Small: Addressing the challenges of cryptocurrencies: Security, anonym...


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