Blockchain Research Bytes #5- Can Blockchain fight poverty?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Potential roles of Blockchain in fighting poverty and reducing financial exclusion in the global south.” Authors: Nir Kshetri Affiliation: The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA Article Category: Use Case Why this article? We have all heard the bold claims that Blockchain is going to revolutionize the global economy. We have also heard all the […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Insights #4-Will bitcoin be safe if the exchange rate falls?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Assessing The Security Implication Of Bitcoin Exchange Rates” Authors: Ashish Rajendra Sai, Dr. Jim Buckley, and Dr. Andrew LeGear Affiliation: Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex Article Category: Security Why this article? : Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are subject to the constant changes in real world value, e.g., the volatile […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #3

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Privacy and Security Analysis of Cryptocurrency Mobile Applications” Authors: Ashish Rajendra Sai, Jim Buckley, Andrew Le Gear Affiliation: Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex Article Category: Security Why this article? : In this week’s installment, we take a look at the active research on blockchain here at Horizon Globex. […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #2

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Merged Mining: Curse or Cure?” Authors: Aljosha Judmayer, Alexei Zamyatin, Nicholas Stifter, Artemios Voyiatzis, Edgar Weippl Affiliation: SBA Research, Vienna, Austria Article Category: Security Why this article? : As discussed in our last installment, Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm acts as the backbone of prominent cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The security […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #1

Saving energy with hashing algorithm enhancements By Ashish Rajendra Sai An introduction to the series Over the past decade, blockchain technology has become highly common, primarily owing to the effective implementation in the cryptocurrency realm. After the emergence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain solutions have been implemented in just about every dimension of traditional business […]Continue Reading

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