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Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESET Research published on June 20.According to ESET, the new malware, dubbed “LoudMiner,” uses virtualization software — VirtualBox

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Blockchain Researchers Look to Overhaul Crypto Exchange Ranking Data

By CCN: ‘Reported volume’ is the default metric that people look for when determining the ranks of crypto exchanges. ‘Reported’ and ‘adjusted’ volumes wildly differ on sites like CoinMarketCap.com. For example, if you look at the image below, you’ll notice a wild difference in “reported” and “adjusted” volumes at press

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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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