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Mosaic network will reward researchers with its own cryptocurrency

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of academics and technology experts will soon launch a blockchain-powered network that will reward quality research with its own cryptocurrency called Mosaic. Mosaic, the decentralized network, aims to provide research by the first quarter of this year to an industry struggling with misinformation and lack of quality analysis, Garrick […]

Mosaic network will reward researchers with its own cryptocurrency

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of academics and technology experts will soon launch a blockchain-powered network that will reward quality research with its own cryptocurrency called Mosaic. Mosaic, the decentralized network, aims to provide research by the first quarter of this year to an industry struggling with misinformation and lack of quality analysis, Garrick […]

AIER Researchers: Bitcoin’s Price Moves with News

Markets and Prices Researchers at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) teamed with Missouri University to examine whether the price of bitcoin is being manipulated by a few traders. Conspiracy theories abound, and new accusations arise regularly. A first in a series of papers on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, the […]

Gigablock Testnet Researchers Mine the World’s First 1GB Block

Technology This week Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) chief scientist Peter Rizun revealed the first 1GB block was mined on a Gigablock testnet on October 13. The event marks a milestone for the big block project backed by the University of British Colombia, Nchain, and the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team. Also read: Meet the […]

Over 500 Million PCs Are Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency, Researchers Reveal

Over 500 million people are inadvertently mining cryptocurrencies through their computers after visiting websites that are running background mining software, researchers have discovered. Research by ad blocking firm AdGuard found 220 popular websites with an aggregated audience of half a billion people use so-called crypto-mining scripts when a user opens their main page. Visitors to […]

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles

News The Russian State Duma is holding a tender for a detailed study on the subject of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The government will pay the winner 2.5 million rubles out of the federal budget. The deadline for submissions is October 10. Also read: Bank of Russia Opposes Cryptocurrency […]

Bank of Finland Researchers Praise Bitcoin’s Economic System as Revolutionary

Researchers from the Finnish Central Bank have asserted that the economic system of the digital currency Bitcoin is revolutionary. In their September 5, 2017 report, Central Bank Research Hub economists Gur Huberman, Jacob Leshno, and Ciamac Moallemi stated that the virtual currency’s infrastructure provides a degree of protection against manipulation by bad actors through its […]

Researchers Say Bitcoin Data Could Help Spot Sex Traffickers

Bitcoin is often described as an anonymous way to pay online, but a group of researchers says that data revealed through the cryptocurrency might help track down sex traffickers. In a paper presented last month at the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual conference on knowledge discovery and data mining, researchers analyzed sex-related ads placed on […]

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