Editorial

Big companies are winking at the cryptocurrency

Article published in "Milano Finanza" (February 6, 2019)You can’t see the run that it’s around. We got used to amazing presentations, sudden statements and impressive accelerations by global economic and technological giants. All these things are changing the world...

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Cryptocurrency, an opening comes from Samsung

Article published on "Milano Finanza", January 30, 2019There was a time when we had our alarm clock's warning on the nightstand and a wristwatch. Then came cell phones and everything changed. This is happening about the blockchain, a revolution at a cultural but also...

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Anticipating Cryptocurrency Prices Using Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) and AI-assisted trading have attracted growing interest over the past few years. Recently, a team composed by Italian researchers among the others (Alessandretti et al. 2018) have used this approach to test the hypothesis that the inefficiency of...

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Detecting Bot Activity in the Ethereum Blockchain Network

The Ethereum blockchain network is a decentralized platform enabling smart contract execution and transactions of Ether, its designated cryptocurrency. As is well known by academicians and practioners alike, Ether is the second most popular cryptocurrency with a...

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What determines cryptocurrencies’ price?

Uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrencies has been widely increased by news spread and high variance with bubbles followed by strong bursts particularly in late 2017 and early 2018. This uncertainty has made it particularly demanding to find definitive evidence on...

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Cryptocurrency valuation and the role of tokens

Blockchains can be seen as an innovative tool in FinTech and the sharing economy: they allow the creation of set of networks, and the reduction of market power concentration. A majority of blockchains use cryptocurrencies and cryptography-secured tokens. Over 1000...

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Cryptocurrencies and news

Over the last few years starting from 2015, cryptocurrencies have begun to attract much attention because of their meteoric price swings, but at the same time have also raised concerns for regulatory authorities. Even though cryptocurrencies are often thought to...

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How many cryptocurrency projects are really active?

Among the first 100 cryptocurrencies how many are really working? What does it mean for the whole system? We believe that cryptocurrencies are, in some way, all working or developing projects, with teams behind them working for their implementation. But is this true,...

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