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Elite Academics Join Forces to Build New Bitcoin

A group of professors from seven major American universities are collaborating on a new cryptocurrency called Unit-e, according to a press release published yesterday. The group’s goal is to overcome what it sees as major design flaws in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, especially scalability limitations.

U.S. Department Allocates Funds for Blockchain Research

Distributed Summary:

  • In announcement of a $5 million fund for university training and research, department noted emphasis on decentralized blockchain protocol

eToro Survey: 69 Percent of Online Investors Want to Learn More About Crypto

Distributed Summary:

  • Online trading firm eToro finds that most online investors want to understand crypto assets, despite bear market
  • Survey polled 1,000 online investors in the U.S., but skewed toward those who are already investing in crypto
  • Three-quarters of investors who do not currently invest in crypto reported a lack of knowledge about crypto

Ethereum developers have begun discussing Ethereum 1x — a proposed set of changes that could significantly alter the way the Ethereum blockchain functions or lead to an Ethereum fork.

How Consensus Algorithms Can Change the Equation for Cybersecurity