Category: MIT

US President-Elect Biden to Nominate MIT Blockchain Professor Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman

US President-Elect Biden to Nominate MIT Blockchain Professor Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman

The U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to name Gary Gensler as the new chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to replace Elad Roisman. During Obama’s administration, Gensler led the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2009 to 2014. The Former Banker Became Part of Biden’s Transition Team in November According […]

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MIT researchers reiterate why blockchains won’t help elections anytime soon

MIT researchers reiterate why blockchains won’t help elections anytime soon

November’s national elections in the U.S. have inspired a fresh round of calls from some crypto enthusiasts that blockchains be used to record vote counts — despite consistent warnings from computer security experts that blockchains could introduce even more security flaws. So, MIT researchers have published another report reiterating those warnings. The problem with blockchain […]

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How MIT’s ‘Pool Detective’ could help prevent attacks on blockchains

How MIT’s ‘Pool Detective’ could help prevent attacks on blockchains

Quick Take Researchers at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative say better monitoring of mining pools and hash rental marketplaces could prevent 51% attacks. The team is developing surveillance tools with an eye toward early warning systems for exchanges and other targets of such attacks. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You […]

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