Italian academics have released research warning about the growing use of non-monetary use cases for the Bitcoin blockchain. ‘Negative Effects’ on Bitcoin Network The research, authored by Massimo Bartoletti and Livio Pompianu from the University of Cagliari, Italy, focuses on the multiple use cases for Bitcoin that extend beyond its most basic function, the transfer of value. Dubbed “An analysis of Bitcoin OP RETURN metadata,” it investigates the use of one of Bitcoin’s transaction fields, the OP_RETURN metadata feature.
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In the recently held Pioneers Festival 2015 (On 28th and 29th May) in Vienna, Austria, Dronamics, the startup that manufactures drones for transporting goods, has won the ‘5th Pioneers Challenge’. Dronamics convinced the jury peppered with top investors e.g. Fred Destin from Accel, Lior Susan of Formation 8, Marvin Liao from 500 Startups, Oliver Holle of Speed Invest and Simon Levene of Mosaic Ventures from their drones service. Also read: Bitcoin Adoption To Thrive From