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Government Sites in India Among Prime Targets for Cryptojacking, Research Shows

Official government websites have become a prime target for cryptojacking in India, The Economic Times (ET) reports today, September 17. Cryptojacking is the practice of infecting a target with malware that uses a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s consent or knowledge. New research from cybersecurity analysts reportedly reveals that widely trusted government websites – including ...

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India Approves MOU on Joint Blockchain Research with BRICS Members

The Union Cabinet of India has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the collaborative research of distributed ledger technology (DLT), local news outlet ANI reported September 12. The Union Cabinet is the supreme decision-making body in India consisting of cabinet ministers and led by the prime minister, Narendra Modi. The MOU, which is a cooperative initiative under the BRICS ...

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Top 5 Major Firms to Join the Blockchain Research Institute in 2018

Various corporations around the world show an interest in the blockchain. Some companies appear to be more serious about such ventures than others. The Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto welcomed several new members who are all exploring DLT ventures. The following five companies, ranked in terms of mainstream traction, are rather interesting additions in this regard. #5 SpaceChain Combining blockchain technology ...

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ICOs Aren’t Cashing Out Their Cryptocurrency Warchests [Yet]: Research

When the ethereum price crashed by nearly 50 percent during the first two weeks of August, some analysts speculated that last year’s initial coin offering (ICO) boom was to blame for the second-largest cryptocurrency’s decline. During 2017 and early 2018, cryptocurrency startups raised billions of dollars through ICOs, funds which were predominantly denominated in ether (ETH). This was all well ...

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Research: ICOs See Lowest Funding Level in 16 Months

Funding for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has seen its hardest slump in 16 months, Bloomberg reported September 10. Analysis from Autonomous Research shows that in August, startups raised $326 million, which is the smallest amount since May 2017. According to Autonomous Research, Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-based ICOs have been recognized as the spark for the ETH price surge in 2017. However, ...

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Security Supervision Mechanism for Social Security Data Socialization Research Seminar Hosted by THEKEY in Beijing

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PBOC’s Digital Currency Unit Opens Research Center in Eastern China

The People Bank of China (PBoC) has accelerated its efforts to promote financial technologies such as blockchain by opening a new research center in Nanjing. The bank’s blockchain front, known as Digital Currency Research Lab, enters the capital city of Eastern Jiangsu Province with a promise to develop finance technologies in partnership with the municipal government. The tools designed in the ...

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Central Bank’s Digital Currency Lab Launches Research Center in Eastern Province

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), is extending the activities of its Digital Currency Research Lab beyond the country’s capital, local media outlet CNstock reports September 5. The news reveals that the lab has opened a new fintech research center in Nanjing, the capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu province. The establishment of municipal fintech centers is reportedly ...

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Alibaba Has Filed for over 10% of the World’s Blockchain Patents: Research

China’s ongoing drive to dominate the emerging global blockchain technology sector has been underlined by news that Alibaba Group Holding alone filed more than 10 percent of all blockchain patents worldwide in 2017. Intellectual Property Rights Arms Race Research by Thomson Reuters shows that 56 percent of all 406 blockchain patents issued around the world in 2017 came from China, ...

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Research Firm Satis Group Predicts Bitcoin at $144,000 in 10 Years, Bitcoin Cash at $180

Research firm Satis Group has released a new report making bold price predictions about the current leading cryptocurrencies on the market. It is attempting to create accurate valuations based on real-world data. Individual Crypto Asset Valuations As an emerging, disruptive technology that’s value isn’t yet fully understood or demonstrated, it’s increasingly difficult to give each individual crypto asset a valuation. ...

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