Class in Session! Stanford University Establishes Blockchain Research Center

Stanford University’s computer science department has established a center for blockchain research to promote the study of and develop best practices for this nascent technological field. Unveiled on Wednesday, the Center for Blockchain Research is a five-year research program that has been underwritten by a variety of cryptocurrency organizations, including the Ethereum Foundation, Protocol Labs,

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3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Market Remains Optimistic Despite $6,000

On June 23, CNBC Fast Trader hosted a show dedicated to presenting the “Bitcoin Funeral,” a witty introduction to BKCM founder and cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly’s discussion on the recent bitcoin correction and its future price trend. Three Reasons why Bitcoin Isn’t Dead On CNBC Fast Trader, Kelly outlined three major reasons bitcoin will recover

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Cornell Professor and Nick Szabo Criticize EOS for Bugs and Centralization

As CCN reported on May 29, the launch of the mainnet of EOS was delayed due to a critical bug found by China-based cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360. Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at the prestigious Cornell University, criticised EOS developers for not seeking assistance from consensus protocol experts. Even after the mainnet launch, Sirer and

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Prominent VC: Investors Remain Committed to Cryptocurrency Despite Bear Cycle

Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), the largest venture capital firm focused on the cryptocurrency market, has said that investors are still committed to the cryptocurrency market and are showing interest despite the cryptocurrency bear cycle. Over the past few years, DCG has evolved into the largest and most influential

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EOS Decentralization Questioned Again as Block Producers Freeze 27 Accounts

After just one week of the EOS mainnet going live, the community is questioning its decentralized nature. Early last week, the network’s 21 block producers who verify transactions and validate blocks froze seven EOS accounts allegedly belonging to thieves who had stolen funds by scamming users through phishing scams or other attacks. Thought the first

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AI Podcast: Booz Allen Hamilton Enlists AI to Help Protect Soldiers

Soldiers face life and death situations every day, but the data scientists at Booz Allen Hamilton are determined to reduce the risks with the help of AI. “The days of us sending soldiers forward into the field alone are over,” said Aaron Sant-Miller, lead data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and consulting firm. Read article >

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AI Podcast: Booz Allen Hamilton Enlists AI to Help Protect Soldiers

Soldiers face life and death situations every day, but the data scientists at Booz Allen Hamilton are determined to reduce the risks with the help of AI.

“The days of us sending soldiers forward into the field alone are over,” said Aaron Sant-Miller, lead data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and consulting firm.

Aaron Sant-Miller, lead data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, joined this week’s AI Podcast.

In a conversation with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz, Sant-Miller explained how his team was working with soldiers to gather data by using at the edge devices to help troops analyze potential signs of combat.

“We have so much technology on our soldiers that our soldiers are bringing out to help them, and we have a lot of overhead video feeds that’s linked backed to analysts who are fusing intelligence to help our soldiers know what’s going on before, after, and during a mission,” Sant-Miller said.

One challenge that Sant-Miller’s team faces is adapting their machine learning models to be able to function in a low-connectivity environment. A military environment won’t always have the best connectivity. So the deployed devices need to be able to learn off their data.

But, according to Sant-Miller, their biggest challenge is trust.

“How do we get people to sign off on these algorithms? How do we get people to trust these algorithms?” Sant-Miller asked.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Sant-Miller was drawn to Booz Allen and this specific area of work in AI due to its high impact, fast-moving nature.

But while diving deeper into AI and its different applications, Sant-Miller discovered the importance of ensuring that you also have the perspectives from those in the industry that AI would impact.

“It’s not just a math problem, it’s not just a compute problem, it’s not just a data science or machine learning problem,” Sant-Miller said. “You have to have people who are experts in this specific domain that you’re applying these things to fully embedded in the process.”

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$13 Billion Wiped Out as Cryptocurrency Market Takes Another Beating

On June 23, the cryptocurrency market demonstrated another minor short-term correction, as $13 billion were wiped out of major digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and EOS. EOS recorded the largest loss against the US dollar amongst major cryptocurrencies, dropping by more than 11 percent overnight. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple recorded a

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Cambodia Issues Warning Against Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Trading

Authorities in Cambodia have formally warned domestic investors that they risk incurring penalties for buying, selling, or trading cryptocurrencies without getting a license first. “Any person or legal entity that propagates to mobilize funds, buys, sells, trades or settles Crypto Currencies without obtaining license from competent authorities shall be penalized in accordance with applicable laws,”

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US Lawmaker Calls For ‘Light Touch’ on ICO Regulation

US Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) said a “light touch” regulatory framework is needed for the initial coin offering (ICO) market during a CNBC  “Squawk Box.” interview. Davidson is a member of the House Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives. “We want to make sure that the United States’ capital markets stay strong and

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