MIT Researchers Design Cryptocurrency 99% Less Data-Intensive Than Bitcoin

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have reportedly developed a cryptocurrency that needs transaction-verifying nodes to store 99 percent less data when compared to Bitcoin (BTC). The development was reported on Jan. 23 in a post on the MITNews Blog. The cryptocurrency in question is dubbed Vault and will be presented at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) next month. According to the aforementioned post, the cryptocurrency “lets users join the network by downloading only a fraction of the total transaction data.”

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