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February 19-20, 2019

# MIT News

A non-profit group comprised of MIT and bay area academics, as well as hedge fund Pantera Capital was formed to develop a coin that can offer faster speeds of processing transactions than Bitcoin.   How to Make Unit-e More than a “Nice Idea” Teachers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford...
Fidelity Investments is facing roadblocks on its way to being a digital currency player. While reports on June 5, 2018, suggested the institutional heavyweight is intent on building a cryptocurrency exchange, an additional report confirmed the firm’s closure of their much-celebrated cryptocurrency fund. Fidelity’s Cryptocurrency Exchange Push Fidelity has been...
May 25, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech
The Digital Currency Initiative (DCI), a cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused research community at MIT, are demonstrating an experimental use case in the backdrop of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network that would amalgamate smart contracts with the Bitcoin network to scale further. The Lightning Network is an open protocol layer that is built on...
February 22, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech
The current whirlwind of hard forks such as Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin Cash and others have worsened the confusion about the very idea of Bitcoin and thus harming it in many ways. It is believed that many projects are unduly exploiting the liberal MIT open license which underpins Bitcoin's...
June 2, 2017 by at Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech
At the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy held over May 22-24, MIT researchers presented a paper on a new encryption method which utilizes the underlying technologies of Bitcoin to prevent identity theft and encryption attacks. Alin Tomescu, an MIT graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science, and his...
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