Cryptocurrency and blockchain academic research has already started to become mainstream, with top universities worldwide engaging in cutting-edge research on crypto-related topics.
This report gives an overview of two significant blockchain research papers, one on Ethereum’s EIP-1559 (by Duke University and Peking University), and the other on Project Hamilton, a joint research project by Boston Fed and MIT DCI on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
The EIP-1559 paper answers three key questions regarding the effects of EIP-1559 on Ethereum transaction fees, transaction waiting time, and security. The Project Hamilton paper outlines the progress that Boston Fed and MIT DCI have made in designing a high-performance payment processing system for CBDCs.
No prior blockchain knowledge is required for reading this report, as the key points are summarised and explained in an easy-to-understand manner.
Read the full report: EIP-1559 and CBDCs: Analysing Ethereum’s EIP 1559 and MIT’s Project Hamilton