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MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito Steps Down Over Epstein Financing

| Daniel Palmer

The chief of MIT Media Lab, which runs a digital currency initiative, reportedly concealed funding from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

MIT Fellow Says Facebook ‘Lifted’ His Ideas for Libra Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

MIT fellow Alex Lipton claims Facebook borrowed the guts of its Libra project from a paper he co-authored last year.

MIT’s ‘Fiat Cryptography’ System Automates the Process of Securing Almost Anything

| Daniel Kuhn

Gone are the days of manual encryption as MIT researchers create a way to automatically generate security algorithms.

MIT’s Christian Catalini Said to Be Working on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

| Brady Dale

Prominent crypto researcher Christian Catalini is helping Facebook with its stablecoin efforts, two sources with knowledge of the situation tell…

decryption, enigma

ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy

| Ian Allison

ING Bank has continued further down the road of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution.

MIT, Bitcoin

Fear and HODLing at MIT: Blockchain Experts Weigh Impact of SEC Action

| Leigh Cuen

The SEC may cast an even wider net on the crypto space than thought just a week ago, but many remain optimistic about regulators’ growing…

rust, bitcoin

Why HODLing Is Hobbling Bitcoin’s Prospects as a Common Currency

| Michael J Casey

Bitcoin’s appeal as an investment could diminish its effectiveness as a currency, and alternative models should be tested, writes Michael Casey.

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Months to Minutes: Enigma Launch Aims to Boost Crypto Hedge Fund Creation

| Michael del Castillo

MIT Media Lab-incubated startup Enigma is today revealing a product designed to simplify the set-up of crypto hedge funds.

‘Nowhere Near the Web’? Blockchain Adoption Sees Debate at MIT Event

| Amy Castor

At an MIT event this weekend, blockchain experts spoke out on the state of the tech and the obstacles that lie in the path of mainstream adoption.

MIT, bitcoin

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids…

| Dan Elitzer & Jeremy Rubin

A thriving bitcoin community emerged at MIT after two students put together a $500,000 bitcoin distribution project.