Exchanges Roundup: Revolut CEO on Institutional Investment, Binance Launches Research Division

In recent exchange news, the chief executive officer of Revolut has expressed doubt regarding the institutional appetite for cryptocurrency exposure, Binance has launched a new research division, and Etoro has begun the gradual rollout of its wallet for Android and iOS users. Also Read: Korea’s Upbit to Launch Crypto Exchanges in Thailand and Indonesia Revolut CEO…

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Chinese Ecommerce Giant JD Launches Blockchain Research Lab

While China is known for its rather unfriendly stance toward cryptocurrencies, the situation is significantly better when it comes to blockchain technology. Numerous companies, influential individuals, and even the country itself recognize that this is the technology of the future. As such, they are very supportive of it and eager to expand it further and…

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Cryptocurrency market about to implode research says, why I don’t think so

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National University of Singapore Launches Academic Blockchain Research Center

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has announced the launch of the Cryptocurrency Strategy, Techniques and Algorithms (CRYSTAL) Center, an academic research lab and think tank that intends to solve the most-pressing issues in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry and become one of the world’s foremost research centers focusing on blockchain technology. Led by a…

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A New Class of Cryptomining Botnet Emerges, Uses Reverse Proxies

Researchers at a cybersecurity company found a new style of botnet that could be a bit more difficult to track down. It seems that every other day there’s a new botnet out there, and they’re mostly copies of one another. However, researchers at Chinese cybersecurity company Qihoo 360’s Netlab found a new type of botnet…

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Nobel Laureates Join Blockchain Research Lab and Accelerator Cryptic Labs

Cryptic Labs, a blockchain research lab and accelerator, has announced the addition of two Nobel Laureates in economics, Dr. Eric S. Maskin and Sir Christopher Pissarides, to its economics advisory board. The addition of Drs. Maskin and Pissarides will allow Cryptic Labs to offer blockchain companies insights in game theory and token economics. The two…

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Bitmain IPO: BitMEX conducts research through the leaked pre-IPO documents

On 30th August, BitMEX, a peer-to-peer [P2P] Bitcoin trading platform based out of Seychelles posted a research about the recently announced Bitmain IPO on its official Twitter account. Here, the BitMEX team analyzed the previously released pre-IPO financial document. A recent tweet by BitMEX Research | Source: Twitter The research stated that Bitmain had its…

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PwC: Regulatory Uncertainty and Lack of User Trust Inhibit Blockchain Adoption

Regulatory uncertainty and trust are major barriers to blockchain adoption among businesses, according to a study released August 27 by ‘Big Four’ auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). A new study entitled “Blockchain is here. What’s your next move?” conducted by PwC examined 600 executives in 15 countries on their development of blockchain and opinions about its…

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Goldman Sachs Secures Veteran Equity Research Analyst Graig Suvannavejh

Goldman Sachs has made another big hire, this time securing Graig Suvannavejh as an executive director and Senior equity research analyst. In particular, Suvannavejh will be following the European biotechnology sector. The addition of Suvannavejh comes at a time when the American multinational investment bank is bolstering its research team. This is in reaction to…

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Facebook makes communities more prone to racial violence, new research says

ALTENA, Germany — When you ask locals why Dirk Denkhaus, a young firefighter trainee who had been considered neither dangerous nor political, broke into the attic of a refugee group house and tried to set it on fire, they will list the familiar issues. This small riverside town is shrinking and its economy declining, they…

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Mining Malware Hits UK Firms

The latest research has shown that almost 30 percent of the businesses based in the UK have confirmed that their infrastructure has been hit by a crypto mining malware in July 2018. With new ICOs launching every week and the awareness growing among the masses, such threats are enough to sabotage the businesses from entering…

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Protecting Health Data Against Genetic Research Companies

If you’re not familiar with 23andMe, it’s a personal genome service with a mission to revolutionize health, wellness, and research, while also helping people to understand and benefit from the human genome. In the past, you may have paid for a service like this and given some DNA to learn about your own ancestry, genetic makeup, and disposition for specific…

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US Arkansas University To Establish Blockchain Research Center for Helping Local Economy

The educational institution wants to teach students, business and authorities about the importance of cryptocurrency technology. The University of Arkansas has set up a blockchain research center with the goal to help Arkansas’ economy and to spread the adoption of cryptocurrency technology in the state, the educational institution announced on Thursday. Blockchain has a significant…

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ICO Research Firms in South Korea Are Gaining Popularity | BTCMANAGER

The rising threat of frauds and blatant exit-scams from ICO firms and token issuers is set to slow down in the months to come, as several cryptocurrency-centric security firms have set up shop to fight against the nuisance, reported Business Korea on July 30, 2018. Cryptocurrency Trading Sector Analysts from the private equity and security…

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Major Chinese Telecom Companies to Launch a Collective Blockchain Research Group | BTCMANAGER

Chinese telecom trio, China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom have joined forces to propel the development of blockchain applications in the Chinese telecommunications industry, which will help in razing operating costs and provide unparalleled network security to all their customers. As per the report on South China Morning Post on July 25, 2018, the…

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Research Finds Number of Crypto Funds has Exceeded 300

According to analytics firm Autonomous Next, the number of active crypto funds has reached 312 – a 24% increase from the end of 2017. Also Read: You Can Become a Citizen of Antigua and Barbuda for Less Than 13 BTC Number of Active Crypto Funds Reaches 312 The number of cryptocurrency funds has significantly expanded in…

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Bitcoin Unlimited Merges Graphene Block Propagation Technology

Over the past week, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have been discussing ideas like pre-consensus and faster block times. Now, on July 25, the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team has announced merging a block propagation concept called ‘Graphene’ into the BU client. Graphene is a technology that is a fraction of the size of current methods…

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New Research Finds Backdoor 'Centralized Control' in Many ICOs

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that a significant number of ICOs retained centralized control through undisclosed code.  Backdoor Centralization The full paper, titled Coin-Operated Capitalism and published on July 18, is an “interdisciplinary effort spanning law, economics, and computer science,” according to University of Pennsylvania Law Professor David Hoffman. The researchers looked at the…

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Less Than Half of ICOs Survive Four Months After Sale, Study Finds

New academic research has concluded that more than 50 percent of crypto projects raising capital through ICOs do not make it through to the fifth month after the token sale. The study also suggests that investors get the best return on their money if they sell the coins within the first month of trading, while…

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Harmless for now, Dangerous in the Future: Here’s What EU Researchers Think of Cryptocurrencies

On July 9, a "Monetary Dialogue" session was held by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament. It’s a quarterly conference that is directly interlinked with the European Central Bank (ECB): Every three months, the president of the ECB (or, occasionally, another representative) appears before the Committee to report…

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