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Major Chinese University Launches Blockchain Research Center

One of the most selective universities in China, Fudan University, has opened a blockchain research center, according to an announcement published on Feb. 15.Per the announcement, Fudan University established the Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center in collaboration with Zhongan Online Property Insurance Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Zhongren Information Technology

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Independent Research Claims to Identify Five QuadrigaCX Cold Wallets

An internet analyst has claimed to have delineated four Bitcoin addresses that belonged to defunct Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX, publishing their findings on Reddit on Feb. 13.The post, by a user known on Reddit as u/dekoze, indicates five addresses allegedly associated with the exchange, noting that the number is just a

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Ripple Expanded University Blockchain Research Initiative Network

Enterprise blockchain solutions provider Ripple expanded its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) network by adding another eleven universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil. UBRI was launched by Ripple in June 2018 with 17 universities as launch partners to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency

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Where is the ‘Missing’ $150 Million? Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX’s Fiasco Gets Wierder with New Research

According to a cryptocurrency researcher with an online alias “ProofofResearch,” QuadrigaCX may not have a Bitcoin cold wallet nor $150 million in crypto. In a research paper, Zerononcense editor ProofofResearch stated that based on the evaluation of the company’s 31 Bitcoin addresses, no evidence to prove the existence of a cold

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Ripple and Major Beijing University Launch Blockchain Research Scholarship

A major Chinese research university has launched a blockchain research scholarship with the support of Ripple, according to a press release published on Jan. 18.In collaboration with blockchain payments firm Ripple, the Institute for Fintech Research at Beijing’s Tsinghua University (THUIFR) has announced the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP).

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Banking Research Institute Issues Blueprint on Blockchain Implementation

India’s Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) has published a blueprint on blockchain implementation in the banking sector, Indian daily newspaper the Financial Express reported on Tuesday, Jan. 22.  IDRBT was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1996 in order to conduct research and

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Blockchain Data Developer Spring Labs’ Research Program Gains 16 Startup Members

United States-based blockchain startup Spring Labs announced sixteen fintech companies had joined its partner program prior to the release of its Spring Protocol in a press release Jan. 17.Spring Labs, which last year raised $15 million in funding, aims to release anti-fraud technology in the form of private P2P data

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Public Gets Chance to Earn Block Rewards by Donating Computing Power to Scientific Research

A startup has unveiled bold plans to tackle the excessive levels of energy consumption seen in cryptocurrency mining, all while giving everyday computer users more of a chance to receive block rewards.Resistance argues that proof-of-work mining “has been hijacked by huge mining farms using tons of energy to take control

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