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Could rapid innovation in the fintech space lead to the end of banks as we know them? A recent report from MIT explores these possibilities.
Schools are now using Bitcoin technology to record and verify candidates' credentials; and to track the creation or transfer of physical assets, shareholdings, certifications, digital rights, intellectual property or even votes.
Bitcoin is supposed to change how money works, but it may change social systems too. Or so claims ID3 Executive Director and MIT research scientist John H. Clippinger in the latest episode of Epicenter Bitcoin.
A significant chunk of mining pools has taken a fierce stand against Bitcoin XT; the largest currently operating bitcoin black market has decided to halt operations due to a Tor de-anonymizing vulnerability, and more news
G7 representatives announced support for “appropriate regulation” of virtual currencies; online survey giant Qualtrics added bitcoin as a rewards option and more news
A former senior White House advisor has become the latest authority to speak out in favor of Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
In another splash into the Bitcoin space for Microsoft, the tech giant's Civic Innovation team organized a Bitcoin event in New York earlier this week.
The MIT Media Lab said that it is working on a Bitcoin-based encryption system that lets users securely share data over a decentralized network.
Senior columnist Michael Casey is leaving his 18-year old seat at the Wall Street Journal to advise the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative.
MIT cites major flaws in the NY BitLicense, Euro Banking Association issues a report on 'Cryptotechnologies,' Denmark will discontinue the printing of new fiat money in 2016, and more news.
CoinTelegraph spoke to Peter Todd about the issue, along with the topics of centralized blockchains and Bitcoin core development funding.
The three Bitcoin core developers who were, up until now, funded by the Bitcoin Foundation will join the MIT Media Lab's newly established Digital Currency Initiative.
Peter Todd has outlined his view that more regulation on all levels is on the way for the digital currency sector; Stellar adopts SCP protocol; Gavin Andresen has called Shrem and Karpeles a “black eye” for the organization, and other news.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could become an important pillar for Bitcoin in the near future, as director of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito has proposed hosting a Bitcoin standards body at the institution.
Bitcoin has a large presence on and off, the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This makes sense when we consider that this is one of the finest technical colleges in the world. The University itself has not become directly involved in cryptocurrency in the past, but it seems that this is about to change. The fall semester will be offering “Computer Systems Security 6.858” and a few of the modules in the class are related to cryptocurrencies.
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