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Bot-Enabled Market Manipulation Rife on Decentralized Exchanges, Researchers Claim

Arbitrage bots are being widely used for manipulative profit-making strategies on decentralized exchanges (DExes), a study from researchers at Cornell Tech has claimed. The news was reported by Bloomberg on April 15.The paper documents and gauges the breadth and specific characteristics of bot-executed market manipulation, which the researchers argue

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US Researchers Develop Blockchain Protocol to Fight Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

Portland State University (PSU) researchers have made a blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from filling the market, according to a press release published on April 15.PSU researcher and professor of computer science at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Nirupama Bulusu, in collaboration with PSU computer

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Slowing Macroeconomy Could Be A Boon For Bitcoin & FAANG Stocks: Researchers

Since 2018’s bear market came to life, investors have tried to determine what will revive Bitcoin (BTC) once again. According to industry researcher boutique Delphi Digital, the strength (or lack thereof) of the macroeconomy could be a boon for the cryptocurrency market moving forward, in spite of the fact that

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Ethereum Foundation Funds Columbia, Yale Researchers’ Work on Smart Contract Language

The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at Columbia and Yale universities for the compilation of a new smart contract programming language into the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 6.The beneficiary of the grant is

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Stanford Researchers Develop Privacy Mechanism for Ethereum Smart Contract

Researchers from the Stanford University and Visa Research have developed a privacy mechanism for Ethereum (ETH) smart contracts. A paper describing the mechanism was published on Stanford University’s Applied Cryptography Group website on Feb. 20.According to the paper, the researchers created “a fully-decentralized, confidential payment mechanism” called “Zether” that is

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University of California Researchers Propose Blockchain System for Clinical Data

Academics from the University of California, San Francisco, have proposed a method of sharing medical data using a blockchain-based system. An article outlining their research published by international research journal Nature on Feb. 22.The researchers reportedly developed a blockchain-powered system that aims to improve the traceability and immutability of collected

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MIT Researchers Design Cryptocurrency 99% Less Data-Intensive Than Bitcoin

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have reportedly developed a cryptocurrency that needs transaction-verifying nodes to store 99 percent less data when compared to Bitcoin (BTC). The development was reported on Jan. 23 in a post on the MITNews Blog.The cryptocurrency in question is dubbed Vault and will

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MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

A group of researchers from top United States universities have announced the launch of a “globally scalable decentralized payments network,” according to a press release published today, Jan. 17.The development of the cryptocurrency, dubbed “Unit-e,” is being funded by Distributed Technologies Research (DTR) — a non-profit organization based in Switzerland,

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