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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #100

Issue #100

24 - 30 October 2015 

Guess what guys...this is Issue #100! This weekly cryptocurrency newsletter has certainly come a long way since I started Issue #1 in late 2013. And I would say Issue #100 came at a very opportune time as The Economist decided to feature Bitcoin on its front cover this week!
Bobby

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Latest News

The trust machine

The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works.

The great chain of being sure about things

The technology behind bitcoin lets people who do not know or trust each other build a dependable ledger. This has implications far beyond the cryptocurrency.

Nasdaq Unveils Blockchain-Enabled Platform Linq, Announces 6 Inaugural Clients

Linq, which uses the technology behind Bitcoin, could offer a secure, transparent and more efficient way to manage shares in private companies.

Market

The Economist: You’re getting it wrong

Pablo Sanzo shares his thoughts about why The Economist is still not getting it 100% right on the potential of a truly decentralized currency.

The Bitcoin Startup Boom Comes Back Down to Earth

Growth in venture capital flowing to bitcoin startups slowed substantially last quarter, and startups are feeling the pinch.

Ecosystem

Digital Asset Holdings to Acquire Blockchain Startup Blockstack

San Francisco-based blockchain startup Blockstack.io has entered into an acquisition agreement with Digital Asset Holdings.

MasterCard, Bain Capital Ventures, New York Life Invest In Bitcoin Company Digital Currency Group

Barry Silbert's new Bitcoin company raised an undisclosed sum from traditional financial firms and venture investors, many of whom have not invested in a digital currency company before.

Distributed Ledger Firm R3CEV Gains Three More Banking Partners

Distributed ledger startup R3CEV has added an additional three banking partners, raising the number of total banks involved to 25.

ProTip - Monetize Content With Bitcoin

ProTip is a browser extension that allows content creators to monetize their work using Bitcoin microtransactions instead of relying on advertisements.

Mining

Mining: another year, still just as Nasty

Almost a year ago, BitScan talked to Og Nasty, who runs a mining pool with a difference. The author figured it was time to catch up again and get his take on where things are at.

Mining Is Worth More Than 21 Million

Chris Shepherd, CEO of HashRabbit shares his insights in Bitcoin mining.

The Hashing Heart Attack

Paul Sztorc makes some arguments on how Bitcoin's block reward halving should be smoothed out to help out miners.

Legal

There is a race to regulate Bitcoin. Is it too soon?

'Bitcoin at the crossroads' examines three reasons why US policy makers and regulators may want to consider giving Bitcoin more time to develop.

Learn

Provisions: how Bitcoin exchanges can prove their solvency

In a new paper presented this month at CCS, Provisions, the first cryptographic proof-of-solvency with strong privacy guarantees is presented. The protocol hides the total assets and liabilities of the exchange, proving only that assets are strictly greater than liabilities.

 

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