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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Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High

The price of bitcoin has reached a new all-time high. Bitcoin prices hit a high of $1,172.09, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) – surpassing a level first set more than three years ago in November 2013, when the BPI reported an average price high of $1,165.89. The...
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