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The Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, a.k.a. Craig Wright, Stands Accused of Plagiarism

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, a.k.a. Craig Wright, Stands Accused of Plagiarism

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed ‘Satoshi Nakamoto,’ has recently been accused of plagiarism. Apparently, Wright has already tried to steal an identity, this time, he stands accused of taking someone else’s ideas and passing them off as his own. It all begins with a paper Wright released in July 2017. “The Fallacy of Selfish Mining: A Mathematical Critique” is a paper…

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Nebula Genomics To Use Blockchain for Genome Research and Monetize DNA

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Nebula Genomics To Use Blockchain for Genome Research and Monetize DNA

The first human genome was sequenced in 2001 at the massive cost of $3 billion. Since then, costs have been coming down, and companies have been working to develop ways to bring solutions to market that are affordable to everyone. Google, but for Your DNA Examples of these companies include 23andMe or Ancestry, but there is a feature of their…

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Vitalik Buterin Donates $2.4 Million Towards Cure For Aging

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Vitalik Buterin Donates $2.4 Million Towards Cure For Aging

Vitalik Buterin, famed co-creator of the increasingly popular Ethereum cryptocurrency platform has donated $2.4 million to the SENS Foundation. The foundation is responsible for the research of methods and techniques to help cure the diseases of aging. The organization is led by charismatic bearded leader Aubrey de Grey, who has made speeches and given lectures at numerous high-profile events such…

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How Can Blockchain Help Science?

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

How Can Blockchain Help Science?

Blockchain technology has undoubtedly a massive potential in fields of finance. However, several institutions are planning to introduce the revolutionary technology into scientific organizations. Many already have initiated pilot programs to embrace the distributed ledger technology. Jack of All Trades The much-hyped technology also can transform the scientific landscape. According to a report conducted by Digital Science, the technology can…

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Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Research

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Research

Could Bitcoin mining be used to power scientific innovation? That is the question posed by chief AI scientist of the blockchain startup Matrix, Yangdong Deng. According to Deng, the Bitcoin network or others like it could be altered so that the expenditure of computational resources is not merely used on generating cryptocurrency, but also in powering research such as artificial…

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A Prediction for the Near Future: Bitcoin Mining in Space

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

A Prediction for the Near Future: Bitcoin Mining in Space

In his blog, Peter Todd explains the difference between pure fantasy and “hard sci-fi”. If you’re not familiar with the latter term, it refers to science fiction with a focus on scientific accuracy. It walks the line between a Robert A. Heinlein novel and a conversation with Carl Sagan. With this in mind, Todd lances his speculation for transporting large…

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MIT and Boston University Researchers Find ‘Vulnerabilities’ in IOTA Code

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

MIT and Boston University Researchers Find ‘Vulnerabilities’ in IOTA Code

MIT Media Lab researchers Neha Narula, Thaddeus Dryja, Madars Virza and Boston University researcher Ethan Heilman discovered a cryptographic vulnerability in the code of the ninth largest cryptocurrency by market share, IOTA. IOTA’s Code Vulnerability According to a blog post by Neha Narula, Director of the Digital Currency Initiate at MIT Media Labs, the researchers analyzed the repositories of the…

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Will Blockchain Technology Provide the Solution to Genome Privacy?

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

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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How to CPU Mine Some Popular Cryptocurrencies

Category: Mining

How to CPU Mine Some Popular Cryptocurrencies

Three ways cryptocurrencies can be mined are through standard computers, with their CPU, more advanced GPU mining and finally ASIC mining, which involves machines devoted to the purpose of mining cryptocurrency. Back in the very early days of bitcoin, it was profitable to mine on a standard computer but now the ‘arms race’ between groups of miners has squeezed out…

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