Computer Sciences

A new algorithm for building robust distributed systems

EPFL researchers have developed a new distributed algorithm that, for the first time, solves one of the key performance and reliability problems affecting most of the currently-deployed consensus protocols. The work has been ...


Internet shutdowns: Here's how governments do it

Senegal's government has shut down internet access in response to protests about the sentencing of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. This is a tactic governments are increasingly used during times of political contention, ...


Team develops a bridge between different cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin is probably the best-known cryptocurrency in the world today—but there are many others, each implementing and offering different technical features. For exchanging a cryptocurrency for another, so-called "bridges" ...

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