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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. The University is receiving $2 million—over five years—to support research related to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and digital payments. Ripple—known for its push for cross-banking...

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Analyzing Vitalik Buterin’s Statement About Cryptos that are “Centralized Piles of Trash”

Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2.0, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash.” At the Blockchain Connect Conference in...

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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. In total, the researchers calculated hundreds of Bitcoin private keys and dozens...

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Data Shows that Women Are Underrepresented in Blockchain and Crypto

New data shows that the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries are male-dominated, severely underrepresenting women in the workforce. A LongHash report published on December 11, 2018, analyzed the most recent 100 blockchain startups and found that the industry employs significantly...

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Blockchain Investors Lose Billions to Projects with ‘No Evidence’

Since 2017, investors have lost billions investing in blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. In an information-starved environment, exit-scams, poorly executed ideas, and applications that simply do not make sense are able to thrive. A recent article can possibly shed some...

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