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China to Lead International Standardization Research Group for IoT, Blockchain Tech

China will lead an international research group on the standardization of the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology, local news outlet Science and Technology Daily reports July 18. The joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have adopted the proposal for the creation of this international research group after a ...

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New Research: Mainstream Cryptocurrency Payments Within Decade

A new research paper released by Imperial College London and eToro predicts that cryptocurrency could become a mainstream payment solution within the next decade, but the paper also outlines the necessary problems that have to be solved first. The report covers a brief background of cryptocurrencies, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), smart contracts, and also differentiates between cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens. ...

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Bitcoin Could go Mainstream Within 10 Years: Imperial College Research

When will cryptocurrencies gain widespread adoption? According to a study conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London, cryptocurrencies possess the potential of becoming a widely used form of payment within the coming decade. In their research report titled “Cryptocurrencies: Overcoming Barriers to Trust and Adoption” Imperial College London’s Professor William Knottenbelt and Imperial College Business School’s Dr. Zeynup Gurguc, ...

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New ASU Blockchain Lab Research Shows Dash Can Easily Scale Near PayPal Levels

This post is also available in: Français Deutsch Português Русский New research from the blockchain research laboratory at Arizona State University (ASU) shows that the Dash network can scale on-chain to over half of PayPal’s current transaction levels with ease. The newly-released research paper, titled Block Propagation Applied to Nakamoto Networks, explores the viability of scaling the Dash network to ...

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Research Shows that Over 1,000 Coins are Dead, but this Creative Destruction Benefits Consumers

Research by Coinopsy and Dead Coins, two digital currency tracking websites, shows that over 1,000 cryptocurrencies and ICOs are dead. Qualifications to be a dead coin requires “lacking any development or future activity in their protocol”. The reasons for their deaths are wide reaching, but including “common exits scams, website closure, and abandoned code to deliberate pump and dump, malfunctioning ...

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THEKEY Enters into Cooperation with Chinese Government on Research into Social Insurance Blockchain Applications

The commercialization and application of social insurance data is facing an as yet unresolved dilemma. On one hand, social insurance data is strictly regulated by the PRC’s “Social Insurance Law” and cannot leave the custody of the government, can never be downloaded, and can never be seen by unauthorized persons. On the other hand, the broad array of social insurance ...

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India’s Female Investors Wage Bigger Bet on Cryptocurrency than Males: Research

In a first, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange released demographic data and other significant statistics pertaining to the subcontinent’s cryptocurrency market. Women Have a Larger Risk-Appetite New Delhi-based cryptocurrency exchange BuyUCoin conducted the study over a period of three months in 2018 and interviewed over 60,000 users of its platform. The data specifically focused on the trading habits and demographic information ...

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Upcoming Dash Research Shows Network Can Easily Scale Near PayPal Levels

Upcoming research from Arizona State University (ASU) shows that the Dash network can scale on-chain to over half of PayPal’s current transaction levels with ease. The soon-to-be-released research paper, titled Block Propagation Applied to Nakamoto Networks, explores the viability of scaling the Dash network to mass levels on-chain primarily through increasing the block size. The paper specifically explores propagation techniques ...

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Still Unsuitable for Large Payments, Research Suggests

A recent report published by cryptocurrency research firm Diar suggests that Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a second-layer solution touted as the answer to the cryptocurrency’s scalability problem, is still unsuitable for large payments. According to the report, the network only ensures a 100 percent success rate for payments of $0.03 or less. The chance of successfully sending payments drops as the ...

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Almost 9 out of 10 Crypto Execs Want ‘Formalized’ Industry Self-Regulation: Research

Eighty-six percent of cryptocurrency firms’ executives and investors want the industry to self-regulate, new research published this week reveals. Part of the 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey by international law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, the majority of respondents also tipped Bitcoin to become the cryptocurrency of choice for transactions in the long term. The firm questioned a total of 62 figures ...

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