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Imperial College Economists Develop New Bitcoin Pricing Model

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Imperial College Economists Develop New Bitcoin Pricing Model

As the world asks how cryptocurrency can be classified and valued, two economists from Imperial College have released a paper centering on two crucial questions: What type of asset is bitcoin, and what is its fundamental value? Emiliano Pagnotta and Andrea Buraschi, two professors of finance at Imperial College Business School in London, explore the general equilibrium of a decentralized…

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Research Exposes Flaws in Cryptocurrencies based on the Zerocoin Protocol

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Research Exposes Flaws in Cryptocurrencies based on the Zerocoin Protocol

A new analysis, titled ‘Burning Zerocoins for fun and profit,’ exposes several flaws in Zerocoin, a technology that aims to improve anonymity and used by several cryptocurrencies. The study was published by the Chair of Applied Cryptography on April 12, 2018. The German authors said, “We identified critical coding issues in a software library implementing Zerocoin, allowing an attacker to…

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That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

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That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Cryptocurrencies had been originally launched with the vision of being decentralized, digital and anonymous replacements of fiat currency. However, when the veil of anonymity was lifted from Bitcoin’s blockchain, it was widely speculated that Monero would be leading the industry regarding privacy. The Monero development team were so confident about that, in fact, that they claimed it was near impossible…

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German Researchers Uncover Illegal Content Linked to the Bitcoin Blockchain

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German Researchers Uncover Illegal Content Linked to the Bitcoin Blockchain

According to a research paper published by researchers in Germany in March 2018, the Bitcoin blockchain may be hosting links to illegal content, including three specific instances of child abuse. The authors of the paper, who come from the University of Aachen and Frankfurt, have stated that while there is a lot of illegal content present on the blockchain, a…

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Only 40 Percent of ICOs reached target in November 2017 compared to 90 Percent in June 2017

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Only 40 Percent of ICOs reached target in November 2017 compared to 90 Percent in June 2017

Research by Ernst & Young has shed light on a worrying aspect of investing in cryptocurrency projects online. The multinational professional services company analyzed more than 372 “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) and found that about ten percent of the funds raised through ICOs are either stolen or lost in cyber attacks. Professional Study Reveals Surprising Results For the uninitiated, an…

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Pineapple Fund Promises $4 Million To Study Aimed At Finding Health Benefits Of MDMA

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Pineapple Fund Promises $4 Million To Study Aimed At Finding Health Benefits Of MDMA

The still-young but famed Pineapple Fund has once again come into the limelight after promising a new round of funding for the US-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). The money raised via this new initiative will go to a research project analyzing the health benefits of MDMA. Medical Progress Pineapple Fund has pledged to match any new donation dollar-for-dollar…

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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

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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

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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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