Blockchain 

TON’s Value to Surpass $20B Over 5 Years, Says New Research

Telegram Open Network’s (TON) value is expected to surpass $20 billion over a five-year horizon, according to a new research by New York-based blockchain venture and digital assets fund Decentral Park Capital. “A sleeping giant awakens” The 59-page document — titled “The Current State of Telegram Open Network. A sleeping giant awakens” — states that TON’s native cryptocurrency Gram (GRM) can possibly become one of the top 10 protocol assets in five years. The research points out TON’s high potential, stressing that it can serve as a gateway for crypto…

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Bitcoin 

Deribit Launches Weekly Research Publication on Various Crypto Topics

The Netherlands-based Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options trading platform Deribit is launching a weekly publication called Deribit Insights. Research publication on crypto In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 9, Deribit announced that it will be launching a weekly in-depth analytical research publication focused on various crypto topics, tailored for both the novice and expert cryptocurrency users. The Deribit Insights publication will review cryptocurrency events, delve into recent market developments and explore future advancements of the crypto industry. The first research report takes a closer look at the…

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Blockchain 

Swiss National Bank to Research CBDCs at New BIS Innovation Hub Centre

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have signed an agreement to cooperate on the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Switzerland. Two major projects According to an official press release on Oct. 8, the BIS’s first three innovation hubs will be established in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Swiss center will initially focus on two research projects — integration of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) into a distributed ledger technology infrastructure and analysis of the rising requirements for tracking fast-paced electronic markets by central banks,…

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Blockchain 

Research Claims EOS Network Can Freeze, Block.one Denies Any Errors

Within the past few weeks, EOS blockchain protocol users have been experiencing periodic problems with network access. A recent article written by pseudonymous smart-contract developer and security engineer Dexaran described the apparent root of the problem: an inexpensive technique that allows hackers to “congest” the network — or put it into a low-efficiency mode — with just a few dollar’s worth of EOS. Seemingly, that exploit allowed a hacker to steal more than $110,000 in cryptocurrency from an EOS gambling application, EOSPlay, earlier in September. However, executives of EOS’s parent…

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Bitcoin 

Employee Fined For Mining BTC on Nuclear Research Center Supercomputer

An employee at a nuclear research center in the closed town of Sarov in Russia was fined for illegally mining Bitcoin (BTC). Convicted to pay $7,000 fine According to a Sept. 27 article by Russian news outlet Meduza, a man was fined 450,000 rubles ($7,000) for trying to mine Bitcoin by using a petaflop-capable supercomputer at his workplace, the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute in Sarov, Russia. Sarov, about 230 miles east of Moscow is a closed town as it is the Russian center for nuclear weapons research.  The court delivered…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price ‘Manipulated’ Before Futures Settlement Dates: Research

New research this week has added to suspicions that futures settlement dates end up manipulating the Bitcoin (BTC) price. Bitcoin drops 75% of the time before futures expire According to findings from Arcane Research reported by Norwegian crypto news outlet Kryptografen on Sept. 24, CME Group’s Bitcoin futures settlement dates, in particular, appear to negatively influence BTC markets. Analyzing price behavior from January 2018 to August 2019, the company found that 75% of the times immediately before CME issued payouts, Bitcoin fell.  CME was one of the first operators to…

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Blockchain 

Payments Firm Circle Pauses Circle Research in Most Recent Cutback

Crypto finance startup Circle announced that it is hitting the pause button on its Circle Research activities. Deciding on a future direction for the program On Sept. 24, the Circle team announced in a blog post that it had decided to pause its Circle Research branch, despite having made “significant progress” with its content offerings. The team of the Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup Circle explained: “It’s time to evaluate our contribution and overall strategy. With that in mind, we’ve decided to pause Circle Research activity for the time being as we decide…

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Blockchain 

Huobi’s Research Arm to Partner with the University of Gibraltar

Huobi University, the research and education arm of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, announced its collaboration with the University of Gibraltar on various blockchain initiatives. On Sept. 5, Houbi Group, the parent company of both Huobi University and Huobi exchange, announced what the firm describes as its “first formal collaboration with a Western university.”  As Cointelegraph reported in October 2018, the Government of Gibraltar in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar have created an advisory group focused on the development of blockchain-related educational courses. An official partnership Per the release, Gibraltar’s Minister…

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Blockchain 

SIS International Research Opens Blockchain Consulting Division

SIS International Research, a global market research firm headquartered in New York City, has set up blockchain consulting division called SIS Blockchain. Enterprise blockchain will be vital After two years of consulting clients on blockchain applications in various industries including finance, supply chain and real estate, SIS Research established a separate blockchain consulting team, according to a press release on Sept. 4. Michael Stanat, vice-president of global operations at SIS Research, noted that the company has worked with key education, healthcare and supply-chain firms on their specific needs for adopting…

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Blockchain 

Global Blockchain Revenues to Hit $10 Billion by 2023: Market Research

Global revenues for blockchain technology are expected to hit $10 billion by 2023. Tech market advisory firm ABI Research published its findings regarding global revenues from blockchain technology on Aug. 28. Per ABI, investments in the space continue to swell despite the decrease in initial coin offering (ICO) activity, due in large part to venture capital (VC) funding blockchain infrastructure development. Venture capital funding a major factor ABI says that VC is catching up to ICOs as a form of funding, with 620 rounds totaling $3.1 billion last year, up…

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