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Physicist’s Model Indicates Bitcoin Price of $6358 in Early 2018

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Physicist’s Model Indicates Bitcoin Price of $6358 in Early 2018

In a recent paper by Polish scientist Mariusz Tarnopolski, the physics model based on fractal Brownian motion is utilized to predict the price of bitcoin. The results show that BTC-USD will reach $6,358.32 during the beginning of 2018. Price predictions for bitcoin are ever more frequent as the ecosystem grows and new players join the scene. Many experts have predicted…

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Port of Rotterdam Launches Blockchain Lab

Category: Blockchain, News

Port of Rotterdam Launches Blockchain Lab

The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority in the Netherlands have launched BlockLab, announced on September 21. The blockchain research lab that will focus on demonstrating the potential of blockchain technology in industries outside of finance. BlockLab and its operations will be financed by the Dutch government and the regional development corporation InnovationQuarter. In the upcoming months,…

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Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants’ Cookies Threaten User Anonymity

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Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants’ Cookies Threaten User Anonymity

Researchers at Princeton University have published a paper that highlights the privacy issues of making cryptocurrency payments at online merchants that use browser cookies to collect user data. The paper’s findings suggest that bitcoin users lose much of the digital currency’s anonymity when shopping online. Transactions can be linked to user identities through the very commonplace use of third-party trackers….

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No ICO or Outside Investors, Just Community Altruism: How a Ph.D. Mathematician was Onboarded to ‘Future Proof’ Monero

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

No ICO or Outside Investors, Just Community Altruism: How a Ph.D. Mathematician was Onboarded to ‘Future Proof’ Monero

It seems that everyone is in crypto because they have dollar signs in their eyes. ICOs are making a lot of noise in the cybersphere; many projects have no working prototype and want to change the world with just a white paper. Away from the buzz and hype, in the background is Monero showing some real progress; the strong and…

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World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News

World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

The World Economic Forum published a paper about how better governance structures can realize the huge potential of the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The article, written by Don and Alex Tapscott, gives a thrilling overview of the governance of blockchains and the Internet and outlines how it can be improved. The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most powerful lobby…

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Research at University of Sydney Leads to Creation of New Blockchain

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Research at University of Sydney Leads to Creation of New Blockchain

The University of Sydney has revealed the creation of a new blockchain, which it believes showcases unparalleled advantages over the blockchains currently in use in cryptocurrency and business settings. The new blockchain is being developed by researchers at the university’s School of Information Technology under the Concurrent Systems Research Group. The CSRG has named the new blockchain ‘Red Belly,’ a…

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Birth and Death of Altcoins: Scientists Discover Interesting Patterns in Crypto Markets

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News

Birth and Death of Altcoins: Scientists Discover Interesting Patterns in Crypto Markets

“Bitcoin is not alone.” A recently published paper analyzed the dynamics and pattern of the cryptocurrency markets. The scientists discovered several formulas to describe the market’s behavior – and explained it with a theory of evolution. Everybody who likes both cryptocurrencies and interdisciplinary science will have fun with the paper. It is perfect timing. While the altcoin markets reach new…

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South Korean Researchers Predict Bitcoin Price Using Forum Data

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South Korean Researchers Predict Bitcoin Price Using Forum Data

An open access, peer-reviewed research paper published on May 12, 2017, by researchers from Korea University and Kangnam University in South Korea has explained a method for predicting the fluctuation in the bitcoin price and transactions based on user opinions posted on online forums. The paper, entitled “When Bitcoin encounters information in an online forum: Using text mining to analyze…

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MIT Study on Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identity Theft and Encryption Attacks

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MIT Study on Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identity Theft and Encryption Attacks

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 thesis advisor, Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of…

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Will Blockchain Technology Provide the Solution to Genome Privacy?

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Will Blockchain Technology Provide the Solution to Genome Privacy?

Our genomes contain a wide range of valuable information that can help health practitioners to diagnose and prevent illnesses with more precision and effectiveness than ever before. However, there is also the potential for abuse of your genome data if it falls into the wrong hands. Genome privacy is a very real problem that former academic and entrepreneur David Koepsell…

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