Browsing the "Research" Tag

What Google’s ‘Quantum Supremacy’ Means for the Future of Cryptocurrency

| Christine Kim

Quantum computing could break bitcoin. Here's how researchers from government and academia are trying to future-proof blockchain technology.

Crypto Finance Firm Circle Puts Research Offering on Hold

| Daniel Palmer

Cryptocurrency finance startup Circle has stopped its line of research reports saying it needs to reconsider the offering.

BIS Paper Makes Case for ‘Embedded’ Regulation in Blockchain Markets

| Daniel Palmer

An economist at the Bank for International Settlements has come out in favor of building regulation into blockchain-based financial markets.

Crypto Code Commits Remain Near All-Time Highs, Despite Price Declines

| Brady Dale

A new report from Electric Capital identifies which blockchains are attracting developer activity.

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MIT-IBM AI Lab Analyzed 200,000 Bitcoin Transactions. Only 2% Were Labeled ‘Illicit’

| Leigh Cuen

Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic collaborated with researchers to analyze $6 billion worth of bitcoin transactions.

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Launches Blockchain Initiative

| Daniel Palmer

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has launched an initiative to study the "unique attributes and use-cases" of blockchain tech.

Unpatched Ethereum Clients Pose 51% Attack Risk, Says Report

| Daniel Palmer

Ethereum clients that still haven't patched known vulnerabilities pose a security risk to the entire network, according to new research.

Just 376 Individuals Hold 33% of All Ether Cryptocurrency: Chainalysis

| Yogita Khatri

A third of all ether is owned by just 376 whales, blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis says. Yet that number is down from some previous years.

US Energy Department Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Power Plant Cyberattacks

| Yogita Khatri

A U.S. Department of Energy lab is exploring blockchain technology as a line of defense against cyberattacks on power plants.

73% of UK Consumers Say They Don’t Know What Cryptocurrency Is

| Yogita Khatri

Three-quarters of U.K. consumers don't know what a cryptocurrency is or can't define it, according to a survey by the nation's financial regulator.