Bitcoin’s All the Rage…in Science

[From the article “Technology behind bitcoin could aid science, report says” posted online at Physics Today]
“Blockchain, the technology behind the popular digital currency bitcoin, has the potential to transform research and the science publishing landscape. That’s the conclusion of a 28 November report released by the research technology firm Digital Science. By providing a decentralized platform with self-regulating data, blockchain could solve thorny problems concerning such issues as research reproducibility and authorship credit, the report says. However, the technology has drawbacks, and some observers are skeptical of its use in science.”
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