Can Terra blockchain sustain its growth? Research report digs deeper

Cointelegraph Research fundamentally evaluates Terra in its 50-page report to provide an in-depth analysis of its recent updates, including Columbus-5, the Bitcoin (BTC) acquisition and others. Decentralized algorithmic stablecoins, blockchain integration in real-world payments and 20% APYs on decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols — what is all of this, and is it really doing this? The […]

Columbia Uni professor heads up a16z’s new crypto research unit

Theoretical computer scientist and Columbia University professor Tim Roughgarden has been appointed the head of Andreessen Horowitz’s (a16z) new crypto research unit. Roughgarden’s resume includes more than three years as a professor of computer science at Columbia University in New York, along with a 14-year stint at Stanford. He has also served as a research […]

A16z Forms Crypto Research and Coding Unit to Help Web 3 Startups

“The combination of advantages that a16z offers – direct access to the most important technical problems currently faced by web 3 founders, close collaboration with in-house engineering, regulatory, and content teams, and the breadth and depth of web 3 knowledge at the firm – would simply be impossible to replicate in an academic setting,” Roughgarden told […]

3.6M Americans to use crypto to make a purchase in 2022, research firm predicts

The number of adults in the United States who will use crypto to make purchases in 2022 will increase to 3.6 million, according to a research firm. A report published by Insider Intelligence shows that crypto’s value as a means of payment will go up by 70 percent this year. The firm predicts that by […]

Can crypto improve scientific research? – Cointelegraph Magazine

An insider account of the DeSci origins story — a new movement of citizen scientists, open-access scientific research and crowd-sourced peer-review funded by crypto that’s gathering pace in 2022. # At ETHDenver in February, decentralized science became a thing. It was like the good old days of crypto: Like-minded spirits met and then crashed at […]

ECB executive board member talks about current state of digital euro CBDC research

European Central Bank executive board member Fabio Panetta provided an overview of the central bank’s current research on a retail central bank digital currency Friday when he spoke at the IESE Business School Banking Initiative Conference on Technology and Finance. Panetta said the issuance of central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, is “likely to become […]

Waiting for $40K? Bitcoin’s critical level is already here, says new research

Bitcoin (BTC) is at a “pivotal” point and faces macro forces that could influence it for “months to come,” fresh research says. In its latest market update on April 8, trading suite Decentrader called for more attention to focus on Bitcoin’s “yearly pivot” price. All eyes on the yearly pivot After giving $43,000 support two […]

Cardano Foundation and the University of Zurich expand academic blockchain research

Non-profit organization Cardano Foundation has announced a three-year collaboration with the Blockchain Center of the University of Zurich (UZH BCC) to further research initiatives and explore blockchain education development.  Through the partnership, the foundation will work with the Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) Group at the University of Zurich to explore research topics like […]

New COVID-19 Research Initiative Rewards Contributors With Crypto

Decentralized Infrastructure-as-a-Service company CPUcoin announced a new joint program with Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC). The initiative will devote unused computing power to research regarding the coronavirus.  Users who download and install CPUcoin’s CGN Miner platform and the BOINC open-source software support the IBM World Community Grid and Rosetta@home projects with their unused […]

National Science Foundation Funds Research Into Crypto Dollars

The National Science Foundation has given blockchain startup KRNC $225,000 to design cryptocurrency features for the U.S. dollar. The National Science Foundation, an independent agency of the U.S. federal government, awarded a $225,000 grant to private blockchain startup KRNC to design crypto features for the dollar at a time when the digital dollar is a […]