Browsing the "Research" Tag

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.

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Adoption of Blockchain to Secure IoT Doubled in 2018, Says Gemalto

| Yogita Khatri

The use of blockchain technology to help secure internet of things data, services and devices doubled last year, Gemalto research suggests.

NASA Eyes Blockchain Tech to Secure Aircraft Flight Data

| Yogita Khatri

A NASA paper proposes using blockchain and smart contracts technology from Hyperledger to keep aircraft flight data secure.

Crypto Mining Malware Has Netted Nearly 5% of All Monero, Says Research

| Yogita Khatri

Hackers have mined at least 4.32 percent of the total monero in circulation, worth nearly $40 million today, according to new research.

US Department of Energy to Fund Blockchain Research Projects

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering funding of up to $4.8 million for fossil energy research, including blockchain applications.