MIT Develops ‘Spider’ Tech to Enable More Efficient Off-Chain Crypto Transactions

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have co-developed technology that they say can help avoid congestion on off-chain cryptocurrency payments networks. The “Spider” crypto routing scheme, according to its developers – including Vibhaalakshmi Sivaraman, a graduate student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) – offers a more efficient type of […]

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Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher

A blockchain-based system that will be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in municipal elections this autumn is very easy to hack, according to a research note from a French cryptography expert. Titled, “Breaking the encryption scheme of the Moscow internet voting system,” the paper by Pierrick Gaudry, a researcher from French governmental scientific institution CNRS, looked […]

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DARPA-Funded Study Looks at How Crypto Chats Spread on Reddit

A U.S. Department of Energy science lab has been studying studying how well three popular cryptos performed in Reddit chats. According to a press release provided exclusively to CoinDesk, data analysts at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) measured the speed and scale of discussions related to three cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, ethereum, and monero, on Reddit. For the […]

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