Latin America and Turkey Have the Most Cryptocurrency Users, Poll Shows

Cryptocurrency usage has been expanding globally and a new survey confirms that trend. The poll conducted by Statista shows that the citizens of troubled countries tend to exploit the benefits of decentralized digital money far more readily than the citizens of thriving nations. Also read: VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor […]

Indian Government-Backed Program Offers Crypto and Blockchain Course

An Indian government-initiated program is offering a course for undergraduates to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchains, and their use cases. This 12-week interactive course is free to enroll and learn from. Among the topics covered are Bitcoin basics and consensus. Meanwhile, India’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrency is reportedly ready. Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, […]

How Cryptocurrency Discussions are Spreading on Reddit

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory recently published a study by Dr. Svitlana Volkova, to understand communication patterns and how information is spread online, May 13, 2019. The research measured the speed and scale of discussions of three cryptocurrencies on Reddit: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero. The Study The Internet […]

Bitcoin Generates More Carbon Emissions Than Some Countries, Study Warns

The carbon emissions generated by bitcoin (BTC) are comparable to the whole of Kansas City, and even a small country, according to a study published in the Joule journal on June 12. Christian Stoll, one of the researchers involved in the project, said the large energy consumption generated through mining translates into a significant carbon […]

ConsenSys Demographic Search Survey: Trends in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

A search engine survey carried out by ConsenSys revealed the search break up for certain countries. The goal, as per the blog post, May 20, 2019, was to figure out whether Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, or cryptocurrency were dominating consumer minds in a particular country.  Bitcoin and Ethereum On Top Countries in Asia such as Japan […]

‘Craig Is a Liar’ – Early Adopter Proves Ownership of Bitcoin Address Claimed by Craig Wright

On May 16, an unknown person posted a signed message to social media concerning a bitcoin address that was used as evidence in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit. According to the message, which is verified to be the rightful owner of the address used in the Florida lawsuit, the address never belonged to “Satoshi […]

Blockchain Researchers Mock Craig Wright’s Unsealed Bitcoin Address List

The ongoing lawsuit between the relatives of Dave Kleiman and Craig Wright continues to unfold as a filing has been unsealed that shows a list of addresses tied to the first 70 bitcoin blocks Wright claims to have mined. However, not long after the redacted list was unsealed, researchers at Wizsec Security studied the addresses […]

Study: Cryptocurrency Trading Bots on the Rise

There are many organizations and corporations that are eager to use blockchain to increase efficiency and transparency in their respective sectors. However, it appears as though there are a growing number of bots that are exploiting vulnerabilities in various cryptocurrency exchanges according to a Homeland Security News Wire article published on May 6, 2019. Predatory […]

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

On 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 […]

94% of Surveyed Endowment Funds are Allocating to Crypto Investments: Study

94% of endowments have been allocating to crypto-related investments throughout 2018, a new survey published on April 12 reveals. The study was conducted in Q4 2018 by trade publications Global Custodian and The Trade Crypto, in partnership with blockchain security firm BitGo. Out of 150 surveyed endowments, 89% of the respondents were reportedly based in […]