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Harvard Bought Cryptocurrency – That’s a Ridiculously Big Deal

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According to Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony Pompliano and the token sale filing submitted by Blockstack to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Harvard University’s endowment invested in Blockstack’s crypto token sale. Harvard Piles Directly into Crypto Token Sale The filing noted that designees of affiliates of the Harvard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Zavain...

Cryptocurrency is ‘Honestly Useless’: Harvard Cryptographer

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Cryptocurrency is useless to anyone other than nefarious groups or individuals trying to move money without being noticed by the government. This is apparently the cutting-edge opinion of Harvard University cryptographer and technology researcher Bruce Schneier. Citing a series of regularly discredited and debunked talking points, Schneier believes that the aims of Bitcoin according to its...

Bitcoin Nothing More Than a ‘Lottery Ticket’: Harvard Economist

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Former IMF Chief Economist and current Harvard University Professor of Economics and Public Policy Kenneth Rogoff believes that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies currently amount to little more than “lottery tickets” at this moment in time. Writing in the Guardian on Monday, Rogoff stated that while some believe that cryptocurrencies have had their day and are on an irreversible...

Breaking: Harvard, Stanford, & MIT Have All Invested in Cryptocurrency Funds

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At least five more university endowments have invested in cryptocurrency funds, suggesting that the “herd” of institutional investors is finally beginning to place at least a small bet on the nascent asset class. As first reported by The Information, a cadre of major educational institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Will Yale’s Investment in Crypto Lead to More Institutional Investors?

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This week, CCN reported that Yale, the prestigious Connecticut-based academic institution, has invested in a $400 million crypto fund operated by veterans in the digital asset and finance space. Coinbase Inc. co-founder Fred Ehrsam, former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, and billion dollar crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital ex-employee Charles Noyes reportedly launched a new cryptocurrency...

Microsoft, Harvard, UCL Take Steps to Bulletproof Smart Contracts

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Ethereum’s community is standing up to the challenge of securing smart contracts by taking steps to implement the lessons learned from the DAO. Microsoft Research, Harvard University and Inra, a French national research institute that employs 2700 computer science researchers from the “world’s most prestigious universities”, have published a highly technical paper [PDF] on the formal verification...

Harvard & MIT Workshops To Probe Cryptoledger Technology

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A group from Harvard and MIT with support from the digital asset nonprofit DATA and the collaborative crowdfunding platform Swarm has organized two collaborative workshops on policy issues around cryptoledger technologies. The workshops, focusing on addressing the governance gap in the blockchain ecosystem, will span both campuses from Jan. 15 to 18. Convened by Primavera de Filippi of Harvard’s...

MIT Student Bookstore, The COOP, to Accept Bitcoin

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s student bookstore ‘The COOP‘ announced plans to begin accepting Bitcoin through payment processor BitPay, making them the first major university bookstore to accept the cryptocurrency. In such a vibrant, young Bitcoin community, this could be a huge way of introducing Bitcoin to the future’s brilliant minds...

Harvard Student Uses 14,000-Core Supercomputer to Mine Dogecoin

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Harvard Student Uses 14,000-Core Supercomputer to Mine Dogecoin

Supercomputers are pretty amazing. They’re mostly used for research since they specialise in processing, analysing, and doing computations on ridiculous amounts of data at high speeds. Supercomputer simulations have been used to understand earthquakes, model pandemics, predict the weather, and more. Harvard University has its own supercomputing cluster called Odyssey, which boasts a 14,000...