World Bank Investigates Smart Contracts as Financial Tools, With Mixed Results
The World Bank has looked at the benefits of smart contracts and found the blockchain instruments to be a "limited" financial tool.
It wasn’t long ago that the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade went live on an official test network. Developers have been catching mission-critical bugs in the code ever since.
Blockchain voting platform Voatz wrote that bug bounty programs are beneficial – provided researchers only operate under the supervision of the companies they’re looking into.
A research paper from the University of South Australia suggests blockchain technology needs to be refined so it can better protect privacy and the EU's "right to be forgotten."
Researchers believe Bitcoin’s creator probably used specialized mining software in the coin’s early days to protect the new network – not to profit from it.
Bitcoin blurs the boundaries of a widely used classification of digital currencies and the distinction should be retired, say Fed experts.
“If price performance following the November 2012 and July 2016 halvings is any indicator, bitcoin’s price should increase significantly over the 10- to 12-month period following the [third] halving,” said Huobi’s Ciara Sun.