Browsing the "Research" Tag

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.

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How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

| Alyssa Hertig

Hackers could attack bitcoin with a flood of data, but researchers say they have a solution in the form of a relay network called SABRE.

Bitcoin Is Becoming More Decentralized, Indicates New Research

| Yogita Khatri

Bitcoin has become more decentralized by several measures, according to a research report from Canaccord Genuity Group.

New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

| Yogita Khatri

A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work Algorithm Needs Replacing, Argues BIS Study

| Yogita Khatri

The proof-of-work algorithm used by bitcoin and some other cryptos is not viable in the long term, argues a Bank of International Settlements study.

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

| Yogita Khatri

In an apparent first, a relatively new form of malware uninstalls security programs to avoid detection and mine crypto on cloud servers.