Security

Researchers invent low-cost alternative to Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. A nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but as School of Computer and Communication Sciences ...

Computer Sciences

Blockchain pet adoptions

The blockchain concept underpins digital currencies, such as BitCoin. It acts as a distributed register that holds all transactions of the currency in an encrypted and immutable table. The technology is not limited to cryptocurrencies ...

Computer Sciences

The blockchain concept

Blockchain is the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Fundamentally, the blockchain is simply a ledger, a digital record of transactions associated with a digital currency, a Bitcoin, for instance. ...

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 ...

Computer Sciences

Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck

A new cryptocurrency-routing scheme co-invented by MIT researchers can boost the efficiency—and, ultimately, profits—of certain networks designed to speed up notoriously slow blockchain transactions.

Energy & Green Tech

EVgo latest in hot US electric auto sector to publicly list

California-based EVgo is set to join the parade of companies jumping on public equity markets following a transaction announced Friday to raise $575 million to accelerate the build-out of electric charging stations in the ...

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