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Harvard, Stanford, MIT Endowments All Invest in Crypto Funds

Multiple Ivy League and other prestigious U.S. universities are said to have made investments into “at least” one cryptocurrency fund. The report was published by the technology news site Information Wednesday, Oct. 10. Citing an unnamed source, the Information reported that the multi-billion endowments of Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of ...

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Harvard & MIT Have Invested in Cryptocurrency Funds

At least five more university endowments have invested in cryptocurrency funds, suggesting that the “herd” of institutional investors is finally beginning to place at least a small bet on the nascent asset class. As first reported by The Information, a cadre of major educational institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, and the University of ...

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Cereal, the crypto asset backed fiat loan platform, Adds MIT Professor John R. Williams as Advisor

“The Cereal business model is one of the best I’ve seen in the blockchain space.” The Cayman Islands, June 30, 2018 — Cereal, a fintech startup & blockchain platform for crypto asset and mining rid-based lending market, has announced that prominent MIT professor John R. Williams has joined the team taking an advisory role. “I’m excited about Cereal because they ...

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Researchers at MIT Create a Robot That Is Controlled by the Human Brain

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) program have created a robot that can be directed to carry out complex tasks and movements simply by watching the user and receiving signals from the human brain. Robot That Learns From Humans This week, MIT showcased a robot that can be fully controlled with brainwaves ...

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MIT Media Lab Project Enigma Partners with Intel on Privacy Research

American multinational technology company Intel has partnered with Enigma on research and development of privacy in computational technologies. Announcing the partnership in a blog post, Enigma said that it was excited to work with Intel as it seeks to advance its protocol and privacy technologies for public blockchains. The partnership comes a few weeks before Enigma launches its testnet and, ...

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What’s Wrong With MIT Technology Review’s Article

On April 24, the MIT Technology Review published an article with a catchy headline, titled “Let’s Destroy Bitcoin”. The Internet was quick to react: media and bloggers started to spawn news, features and videos, reacting to “MIT professors” who supposedly called upon action against the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. The reality is much more mundane. First of all, a lot of ...

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MIT Review Acclaims zk-SNARKs, but zk-STARKs May Steal the Show – The Merkle

As much as we love the convenience of the internet, our privacy is at great risk whenever we go on social media, check our credit reports, grab a ride, or simply log into a fitness app. Our need to protect our information encompasses much more than financial transactions with a few cryptocurrencies. In the United States alone, the staggering number of data breaches shows the need ...

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Sorry MIT, But You’re Not Taking Down Bitcoin

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. “Let’s destroy Bitcoin.” Thus the MIT Technology Review purports to present a guide to taking down the flagship cryptocurrency, whose network has achieved 99.99 percent uptime since its launch in January 2009. Unsurprisingly, the publication’s plans — which you can read about in more detail here ...

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MIT Publishes a Plan to ‘Destroy’ Bitcoin [Yes, Really]

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The MIT Technology Review has a plan — or three — to take down Bitcoin. Writing in an article titled “Let’s Destroy Bitcoin,” tech writer Morgan Peck presents three scenarios that she believes could lead to Bitcoin’s eventual demise. The first option is a “government takeover,” ...

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MIT Comes Up With Three Ways To Destroy Bitcoin

The MIT Technology Review has published an article today, April 24, called “Let’s Destroy Bitcoin,” detailing three ways that the cryptocurrency could be “brought down.” The first option, according to the article, is a government takeover of Bitcoin with the creation of a Federal Reserve-backed coin (Fedcoin): “The year is two-thousand-something-big, and it’s the day your taxes are due. But ...

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