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Ethereum GPU Mining Profitability Has Declined Dramatically: New Research

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn New data released by global trading and technology firm Susquehanna has revealed that the profit per month earned for mining Ethereum using a GPU mining rig has fallen as far as zero in November, down from about $150 in summer 2017. The data indicates that in addition to the dominance of more efficient ASIC miners which dominate the Proof-of-Work ...

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IBM Looks to Disrupt Scientific Research on the Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The use cases for distributed ledger technology are on the rise, as evidenced by IBM’s most recent patent application for open scientific research on the blockchain. The tech giant envisions a system in which a blockchain represents an experiment with individual blocks comprised of project components including research data, data analysis and results as well as post-data analysis ...

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Austrian Government Supports Blockchain Cancer Research, Screening Tool

The government of Austria is supporting a U.K. cancer research company using blockchain to detect the disease as part of its drive to promote the technology, a press release shared with Cointelegraph confirms Nov. 10. Lancor Scientific, which has developed a device to detect multiple cancer types and record screening results with smart contracts on blockchain, plans to open a ...

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IBM Targets Scientific Research in Latest Blockchain Patent

U.S. multinational IT company IBM plans to use blockchain to aid scientific research and provide a record of its results, a new patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed Nov. 8. IBM, originally filing the concept in December last year, says it foresees “integrating a blockchain and data collection and analysis for open scientific research.” The ...

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Private Blockchains Could Be Compatible with EU Privacy Rules, Research Shows

Private blockchains, such as interbanking platforms set to share information on customers,  could be compatible with new E.U. privacy rules, according to research published Nov. 6. The study was conducted by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge, U.K. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act, a recent legislation that regulates the storage of personal data for ...

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Giant Binance Launches Research Division

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Binance announced around midnight Chinese time yesterday that it is branching beyond being an enterprise-quality consumer token exchange with the launch of Binance Research, an investigative subproject which relays in-depth, objective information on upcoming tokens – presumably, tokens listed on the exchange. Binance Research is a new pillar of the Binance ecosystem, focused on the creation of ...

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Binance Launches Research Wing to Create ‘Institutional-Grade’ Research Reports

The largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has launched an analysis division to conduct  “institutional-grade” research reports, according to an announcement published Nov. 8. Binance’s new analysis division, Binance Research, is set to prepare institutional-grade research reports with the objective of increasing transparency and improve the quality of information within the cryptocurrency space. The division has already conducted and published two in-depth ...

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Binance Launches Research Arm For “Institutional-Grade Research Reports”

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced today that it has launched a new division dedicated specifically to industry analysis. In a November 8, 2018, announcement, Binance described some of the responsibilities of this new division, which has been dubbed Binance Research. The research is “focused on the creation of institutional-grade research reports” and has “the aim of increasing transparency and improving ...

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Bitcoin Mining Consumes Over 3X the Energy of Gold Mining: Research

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A new paper indicates that the energy required to mine cryptocurrencies is more than what is consumed when excavating for metals of equivalent dollar value. In the paper which was published on November 5 by the Nature journal, researchers at the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Oak Ridge Institute noted that bitcoin consumes more than three times the energy taken ...

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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 compete with other nations that ...

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