HODL No More? The Amount of Bitcoin in Active Wallets Is Near Record Highs

An increasing amount of bitcoin is being held by active individual users, rather than companies and long-term investors, according to new data from Chainalysis. Announced Monday, the analytics firm found 4.8 million bitcoin, or roughly 32 percent of the protocol’s cryptocurrency supply (minus lost coins), was held in personal wallets with some level of transactional […]

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Blockchain Can Help Solve Swathe of Environmental Issues, Says WEF Study

New research by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified over 65 ways blockchain tech can be used to address some of the most urgent environmental challenges facing the planet. The insight study, conducted in partnership with auditing giant PwC and released at the Global Climate Action Summit last week, examines how new international platforms could “incubate […]

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Crypto Research Firm Adds Nobel Prize Winners as Advisors

Blockchain research firm and accelerator Cryptic Labs has just taken on two Nobel-winning economists as advisors. Announced in a press release Monday, joining the firm’s economics advisory board are Dr. Eric S. Maskin and Sir Christopher Pissarides, who will “provide insights in incentive mechanisms, game theory and macro-economic policies.” Dr. Maskin, currently a professor at Harvard University, […]

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