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U of T alumnus on blockchain and why students would be wise to study it

Bitcoin and blockchain – the technology on which the cryptocurrency is built – were introduced together more than 10 years ago. These days, however, the application of blockchain technology has extended far beyond securing the mere transfer of Bitcoins.  “Blockchain technology is positioned to become the backbone of good data …

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38% of U.S. Freelancers Use Cryptocurrency – New Crypto Study

Freelancers in the United States seems to be well acquainted with cryptocurrency and blockchain according to studies that have shown these skills as the fastest growing on the popular freelance platform, UpWork. But this interest by freelancers in blockchain goes beyond skills to the actual use of cryptocurrency, a major …

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Hackers to come after cryptocurrency players: study

The cryptocurrency industry is believed to be in the crosshairs of hackers and cybercriminals as it gains traction amongst financial players and investors. According to a report from Group IB, hackers are switching their focus from banks to the unregulated currency market. In the past years, cryptocurrency offerings, wallets, exchanges, …

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Key Findings From Cambridge Cryptocurrency Study

Cambridge University has put out a comprehensive 114-page study on cryptocurrencies that digs deep into empirical data of the digital currency world as it appears across the globe. Key highlights of the study include the number of users and wallets, the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry sectors and the impact the technology …

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MIT Study Shows Exclusivity Encourages Greater Bitcoin Adoption

MIT launched a study in 2014 that showed early adopters help to spread new technology throughout society, if they feel they have exclusive access to it. The study’s official research paper was released on Friday, which was published in Science. The experimenters used bitcoin as the “new technology” in the study. Also read: Paul Sztorc …

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Bitcoin study: Period of exclusivity encourages early adopters

Giving early adopters the first access to new technologies can help diffuse those technologies among the masses. A notable example is Google’s rollout of Gmail: In 2004, about 1,000 select users were given exclusive access and told to invite others. This campaign was so successful that at one point before …

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National Science Foundation Awards $450k for Cryptocurrency Incentive Study

A Princeton University researcher has received more than $400,000 in federal funding to study mechanism incentives and their applications to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The study project, “Duality-based tools for simple vs. optimal mechanism design and applications to cryptocurrency”, is being led by Seth Weinberg, an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton. …

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Benchmarking the Global Cryptocurrency Economy – A Research Study

The global financial sector and economy have been transforming at a considerably fast rate during the past few years. Digitized assets, cryptocurrencies and innovative financial systems are creating new ecosystems for monetary transactions and formulating alternative assets that have become parts of a modern portfolio. Since its establishment in 2015, …

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The Cryptocurrency Ecosystem: A New Benchmark Study | AllAboutAlpha: Hedge Fund Trends & Alternative Investment Analysis

It is clear by now to even the most hardened skeptic that cryptocurrency, the class of assets of which bitcoin is the paradigm, is much more than a passing fad. Yes, the field may once have been too closely associated with survivalists, cranks, and bit players in the story of …

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