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Strong Evidence Suggests a Single Entity Mined More Than 1 Million Bitcoin

Strong Evidence Shows a Single Miner Mined More Than a Million BitcoinOn April 16, RSK Labs chief scientist Sergio Demián Lerner published a new research study concerning the earliest blocks mined on the Bitcoin network. The report concerning one of Bitcoin’s earliest miners provides strong evidence to suggest that a single miner processed 22,000 blocks. Additionally, Lerner has released a new website called Satoshi Blocks that […]

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April 17, 2019 0

32MB Blocks Means Bitcoin Cash is Prepared for Mass Adoption

32MB Blocks Means Bitcoin Cash is Prepared for Mass AdoptionOn May 15, 2018, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgraded the chain’s base block size from 8MB to 32MB. The software advancement makes blocks big enough to process lots of transactions over time — which gives developers plenty of breathing room to adjust the size if it starts getting closer to its limit. Unfortunately, many misdirected individuals […]

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May 16, 2018 0

New Research: Laundering of Illicit Funds Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions

Research Concludes that Laundering of Illicit Funds Constitutes Less than 1% of Bitcoin TransactionsThe Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center of Sanctions and Illicit Finance in conjunction with blockchain analytics company, Elliptic, has published a study seeking to track the circulations of illicit funds within the bitcoin economy from 2013 to 2016. The research concludes that the share of funds of illicit origin comprises less than one percent […]

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January 20, 2018 0

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million RublesThe Russian State Duma is holding a tender for a detailed study on the subject of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The government will pay the winner 2.5 million rubles out of the federal budget. The deadline for submissions is October 10. Also read: Bank of Russia Opposes Cryptocurrency Legalization, Worried About ‘Loss […]

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September 24, 2017 0

University Research Project Analyzes Bitcoin Blockchain to Combat Sex Trade

Researchers from several American universities are using artificial intelligence to examine the bitcoin blockchain to identify victims of sexual exploitation. The initiative plans to develop a freely available suite of tools that can assist authorities in tracking and identifying individuals working in the underground sex industry. Also Read: The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives […]

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August 20, 2017 0