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Protocol Labs and Ethereum Foundation Team Up to Research Verifiable Delay Functions

Filecoin owner Protocol Labs is collaborating with the Ethereum Foundation to develop a Verifiable Delay Function (VDF). The company announced the partnership in a blog post on April 19.VDFs are a relatively new cryptographic primitive that can protect systems relying on the generation of (pseudo) random values from manipulation

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Cryptocurrency Price Trends Could Signal End of Bear Market, Says Binance Research

Bitcoin (BTC) prices and altcoin prices could have already hit their lowest point, new analysis from cryptocurrency exchange Binance concluded on April 11.In the latest edition of its research bulletins, the exchange’s dedicated analytics arm, Binance Research, investigated various current phenomena and trends within cryptocurrency markets.Among them was correlation

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Bitcoin Adoption: Stack Overflow Research Shows Only Two Percent of Organizations Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

Bitcoin adoption among organizations remains low, according to the details contained in the recently published Stack Overflow annual developer survey, which includes findings that show a better performance for blockchain technology. Meanwhile, a Twitter poll by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) points towards greater bitcoin adoption within the next five

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US Department of Energy Progresses With Blockchain Power Plant Security Research

A blockchain project sponsored by the United States government aiming to bolster power plant security has entered its second phase, participants confirmed in a press release on April 10.The project, principally a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Colorado-based security firm

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Blockchain Technology Expected to Grow 66.4% in next 5 Years According to MRFR Research Findings

Market Research Future (MRFR)’s study has shown that the global Blockchain technology is anticipated to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 66.4% during the forecast period 2018 to 2023. MRFR is a research group that bridges the gap between clients by identifying and decoding the target group, while generating

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Stellar Patched an Inflation Bug and Burned the Resulting 2.25 Billion XLM: Research

Cryptocurrency intelligence company Messari has claimed that Stellar (XLM) suffered an inflation bug in April 2017 that was exploited to create 2.25 billion XLM (worth about $10 million at the time), which were later burned. The news was revealed in a Messari report published on March 27.Per the report,

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Central Bank of Korea Includes Research on CBDCs in Annual Report

South Korea’s central bank has included a summary of research on central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in its 2018 annual payment settlement report issued Tuesday, March 26.The development of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and crypto assets has fueled a debate over CBDCs, especially after Uruguay and Tunisia issued their

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95 percent of bitcoin trading volume is fake according to a new research

A new report published by cryptocurrency research firm Bitwise Asset Management reveals that 95 percent of bitcoin spot trading has been inaccurately reported by a majority of the cryptocurrency exchanges. In an extensive report submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, the company analyzed the world’s top 81 cryptocurrency exchanges

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Two Exchanges Overtake Binance on CMC Rankings, But Research Suggests Volume Is Fake

Today, on March 21, both LBank and Bit-Z overtook leading exchange Binance on the adjusted trade volume cryptocurrency exchange rankings on CoinMarketCap, but research published on March 18 by the Tie suggests most of their volume is fake.At press time, LBank is in the third spot (formerly in first),

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