Computer Sciences

Making blockchain transactions secure and private

Blockchains have become an important part of internet technology. They are used for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but also for other security-sensitive tasks, such as managing supply chains for high-tech factories. Although ...

Internet

Bots exploiting blockchains for profit

Blockchains have been hailed as fair and open, constructed so a single user can't falsify or alter records because they're all part of a transparent network.

Computer Sciences

Could blockchain ensure integrity of clinical trial data?

UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain. The system creates an immutable audit trail that makes it easy to spot any tampering ...

Internet

Casanova: A scalable consensus protocol for blockchain

A team of researchers at Pyrofex Corporation recently introduced Casanova, a leaderless optimistic consensus algorithm suited for use in a blockchain. Rather than producing a chain, Casanova produces blocks in a directed ...

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