Category: Academic Research

Researchers Surface Privacy Vulnerabilities in Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments

New research warns cryptocurrency users that the Lightning Network can expose financial information of bitcoin payments thought to be anonymous. A second financial layer, the Lightning Network was proposed in 2016 to improve the speed, affordability and privacy of...

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US Intelligence Officials Are Funding Research on Dollar-Crushing ‘Black Swan’ Events

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants to sponsor a post-doctoral researcher to study what would happen if the U.S. dollar lost its status as the world’s reserve currency. In a job listing posted late...

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

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have co-developed technology 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...

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