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Congressional Research Service Examines Blockchain in Energy Sector

The Congressional Research Service has released a report that examines, among other things, the potential advantages and disadvantages of pursuing blockchain-based solutions for the energy sector.The Congressional Research Service released their findings in a report on Aug. 9, entitled “Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Energy Sector.”In its report, the research

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Ripple Broadens Blockchain Research to Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo

Ripple aims to further academic research in blockchain technology by partnering with Tokyo and Kyoto Universities. The crypto education program is now collaborating 33 institutes worldwide to develop the increasingly popular blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and decentralized digital transactions.The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) has already established over 30 university collaborations

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Ripple Partners With Kyoto University, University of Tokyo for Blockchain Research

Cryptocurrency giant Ripple has partnered with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo as part of its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Ripple announced its new Japanese partnerships in a press release on July 30.Emi Yoshikawa, senior director of global operations at Ripple, noted that there is high interest

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Libra announcement is forcing China’s central bank into research its own digital currency

Facebook’s plans to create its own cryptocurrency have forced China’s central bank into stepping up research into creating its own digital currency as Libra could potentially pose a challenge to Chinese cross-border payments, monetary policy and even financial sovereignty, a People’s Bank of China official said on Monday. If [Libra] is

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New CryptoCompare Research Assesses Top Performers Among Crypto Exchanges

Cryptocurrencies data and indices provider CryptoCompare’s new research has assessed and ranked performance among cryptocurrency exchanges as of June 2019.To prepare the ranking of cryptocurrency exchanges, CryptoCompare analyzed data collected between May 1 and May 30 of the current year, considering a series of key components such as geography,

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BitMEX Operator Firm Donates to MIT to Conduct Crypto, Bitcoin-Related Research

The owner and operator of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has donated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to conduct cryptocurrency-related research, according to an announcement published on May 28.HDR Global Trading Limited has made a donation to the MIT Digital Currency Initiative (DCI), the objective of which is to

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