Who Broke the SHA1 Algorithm (And What Does It Mean for Bitcoin)?

The cryptography world has been buzzing with the news that researchers at Google and CWI Amsterdam have succeeded in successfully generating a ‘hash collision’ for two different documents using the SHA1 encryption algorithm, rendering the algorithm ‘broken’ according to cryptographic standards. But what does this mean in...
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New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts

Newly released research shows that top-layer networks, usually trumpeted as the future of bitcoin and ethereum scaling, might actually be capable of more than boosting blockchain transaction volume. The proposals, while relevant for any blockchain, however, are uniquely relevant for ethereum, the second-largest public blockchain. Touted as...
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Do You Believe in Blockchain Magic?

Sebastien Meunier is a financial services advisor and startup mentor with 15 years of experience in business transformation and innovation in finance.  In this opinion piece, Meunier takes a look at the many optimistic claims made for applications of blockchain, arguing that over-promising on the tech is not...
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Edinburgh University Partners with IOHK on Blockchain Research Hub

Scotland’s University of Edinburgh is partnering with blockchain startup IOHK on a new research lab dedicated to the technology. Announced today, the research initiative will become part of the university’s School of Informatics, its chief educational hub for computer science and software engineering. Aggelos Kiayias, a cryptography...
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