A team of researchers from universities in Australia and the United States, working in collaboration with quantum technology company BTQ, recently published research proposing a novel proof-of-work (PoW) scheme for blockchain consensus that relies on quantum computing techniques to validate consensus. Our new paper on using NISQ-era quantum sampling problems in proof-of-work blockchain consensus algorithms.
Satoshi Nakamoto may have effectively disappeared over 12 years ago, but two artificial Intelligence dabblers are seeking to revive the ability to chat with the famed Bitcoin (BTC) creator. On May 31, Bitcoin FilmFest co-organizer Pierre Corbin and the chatbot’s co-developer Hugo Ferrer — released “Talk2Satoshi” — an AI chatbot that aims to answer questions
Blackrock CEO Laurence Fink believes the recent “drama” around the United States debt ceiling has deteriorated global trust in the U.S. dollar, something that other analysts predict could provide some tailwinds for Bitcoin (BTC). Fink’s comments come as U.S. lawmakers passed a highly-anticipated bill to lift the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling on June 1. The U.S.
After rising for four successive months, Bitcoin (BTC) is on track to end May with losses of about 7%. Another noteworthy thing in May is that Bitcoin’s 30-day volatility dropped to 1.52%, which is far below the yearly average 4% and higher. Glassnode data shows that Bitcoin’s low volatile periods have only lasted for 19.3%
Dr. Saifedean Ammous, the author of the explanatory book about Bitcoin (BTC), The Bitcoin Standard, has been appointed the Economic Advisor to the National Bitcoin Office of El Salvador. On May 30, the Office announced that the Austrian economist had joined the team as its advisor for matters related to various economic policies. Dr. Ammous’
A team of researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg recently published a paper detailing methods investigators and courts can use to determine the validity of deanonymized data on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. The team’s preprint paper, “Argumentation Schemes for Blockchain Deanonymization,” lays out a blueprint for conducting, verifying and presenting investigations into crimes involving cryptocurrency transactions. While the
Bitcoin’s volatility has dropped to historically low levels thanks to macroeconomic uncertainty and low market liquidity. However, on-chain and options market data allude to incoming volatility in June. The Bitcoin Volatility Index, which measures the daily fluctuations in Bitcoin’s (BTC) price, shows that the 30-day volatility in Bitcoin’s price was 1.52%, which is less than half of
The number of Ordinals inscriptions on the Bitcoin (BTC) network has surpassed the 10 million mark, just days after its creator stepped down as the project’s caretaker. On May 28, Casey Rodarmor announced on Twitter he had stepped down as the project’s lead maintainer, claiming that he’d been unable to give Ordinals the attention it deserved.
Bitcoin Ordinals are the latest layer-2 solution enabling decentralized storage of digital art on the Bitcoin blockchain. Ordinals will now allow users to migrate their Ethereum ERC-721-based nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to the Bitcoin blockchain with the launch of the BRC-721E standard. The BRC-721E standard was jointly launched by the Ordinals market — an Ordinals-based marketplace
Bitcoin (BTC) is trading hands at a hefty discount on the Australian branch of the Binance crypto exchange, with the price of Bitcoin down as much as 21% if traded against the Australian dollar. The move comes as traders rush to cash out their crypto holdings into Australian dollars before the door for local bank
Former Bitmex CEO Arthur Hayes is expecting to see significant Bitcoin volatility in the latter half of the year, caused by a “powder keg” explosion from the United States banking crisis and soaring national debt. Hayes, who currently runs a crypto-focused investment fund Maelstrom, spoke on the What Bitcoin Did podcast on May 26, making a
Bitcoin may be the answer to combat cybersecurity threats driven by artificial intelligence, such as deepfake, said Michael Saylor, executive chairman of MicroStrategy, during a recent interview with Kitco News. Saylor illustrated his views using social media accounts created by robots as an example. According to him, billions of fake accounts are behind a digital
Technical analyst Cheds has dreamed of being a trader since his childhood. However, the journey he had to take to fulfill his dream wasn’t very straightforward. In an episode of Cointelegraph’s Crypto Stories, Cheds shared his humble beginnings. According to the technical analyst, he always dreamed about trading stocks since he was a kid. He
Top Stories This Week Binance suspends deposits for bridged tokens, seeks clarity from Multichain team Crypto exchange Binance suspended deposits for 10 bridged tokens following days of uncertainty surrounding the Multichain protocol. Transactions on the cross-chain protocol have been delayed over multiple bridges in the past few days, with little information from Multichain’s team about
Bitcoin (BTC) held its most recent gains into May 27 as traders called for a change in “bearish” market sentiment. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart on Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Trader awaits “pretty major move” for BTC price Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it entered the weekend at around $26,700. The week’s
Macro Markets, hosted by crypto analyst Marcel Pechman, airs every Friday on the Cointelegraph Markets & Research YouTube channel and explains complex concepts in layperson’s terms, focusing on the cause and effect of traditional financial events on day-to-day crypto activity. The latest Macro Markets show begins by exploring why the crypto market capitalization is some
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