Cole Petersen · 13 hours ago · 2 min read · Insights via Ari Paul
Bitcoin › China › Academia
While the world struggles with crypto; China’s toughest university exams are quizzing students on Bitcoin
China’s moving at “Lambo” speed when it comes to digital currencies, blockchain, and Bitcoin.
Australia · China · Korea › Adoption
China, Korea, and Australia introduce blockchain and digital currency curricula to boost employment potential
Three major powers are betting on the long-term potential of cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, and blockchain.
Bitcoin › Australia › Academia
Charles Sturt University is investigating reports of plagiarism in Craig Wright’s doctoral thesis, a spokesperson for the university said on Twitter.
Bitcoin SV proponent Doctor Craig Wright, termed “Faketoshi” for his claims about creating Bitcoin, could soon lose his “Doctor” designation if recent developments are found true and his PhD issuing university takes stern action.
Cardano › Wyoming › Academia
IOHK, the company behind the Cardano project, has donated $500,000 to the University of Wyoming.
Bitcoin › Academia
Analysts have long pointed to Bitcoin’s lack of mainstream credibility as one primary factor that has been stunting its growth, but this appears to be shifting, as prominent economics professors at a major Ivy League university are now advocating for all investors to allocate Bitcoin and a handful of major altcoins to their investment portfolios.
Bitcoin › Mining
Bitcoin mining profitability, electricity consumption, and efficiency—new data from the University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge recently launched an index for tracking the electricity consumption from Bitcoin mining.
Multiple cases of “Flash Boys” type automated trading bots have been found working on decentralized exchanges.
The Harvard University endowment fund made an unprecedented investment in the cryptocurrency tokens of blockchain startup Blockstack, enabling the company to raise $48 million in its private token sale.
XRP › Academia
Ripple Grants $2 Million to University of Kansas, Funds 29 Universities to Conduct Blockchain and Crypto Research
The University of Kansas has become one of the 29 research institutions to receive funding from Ripple.
Ethereum › People
Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash” at the Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco.
Seattle › Academia
To better understand who invests in crypto and ICOs, why they do it, and how exactly they make trades, in late 2017—at the peak of the crypto mania—I set out to study people behind the billions in investment and speculative trading.
U.S. › Regulation
As regulators are now seemingly dividing the markets geographically, are they perhaps even disturbing a possible level playing field of the markets? It, therefore, warrants a closer look at regulators, and—perhaps more importantly—ascertain what sets them apart.
Researchers Find Vulnerability for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Digital Signatures in Faulty Implementations
Researchers recently identified vulnerabilities in cryptographic signatures for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, that allowed attackers to calculate private keys and, consequently, steal any crypto in that wallet.
New data shows that the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries are male-dominated, severely underrepresenting women in the workforce.
Since 2017, investors have lost billions investing in blockchain and cryptocurrency projects.
China › Academia
Headmaster Lei Hua has been fired from his job at a school in Hunan, China, after a total of nine mining rigs were found stealing his school’s electricity to mine Ethereum, the BBC reported on Friday.