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!
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The West Coast Bitcoin Summit is will be taking place in Los Angeles on November 30 and December 1st 2015. Keynote speakers at the conference will be Pamela Morgan (CEO of Third Key Solutions), Erik Voorhees (CEO & Founder of ShapeShift) and Steve Beauregard (CEO of GoCoin). Learn More.
The technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works.
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.
Linq, which uses the technology behind Bitcoin, could offer a secure, transparent and more efficient way to manage shares in private companies.
Pablo Sanzo shares his thoughts about why The Economist is still not getting it 100% right on the potential of a truly decentralized currency.
Growth in venture capital flowing to bitcoin startups slowed substantially last quarter, and startups are feeling the pinch.
San Francisco-based blockchain startup Blockstack.io has entered into an acquisition agreement with Digital Asset Holdings.
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 startup R3CEV has added an additional three banking partners, raising the number of total banks involved to 25.
ProTip is a browser extension that allows content creators to monetize their work using Bitcoin microtransactions instead of relying on advertisements.
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.
Chris Shepherd, CEO of HashRabbit shares his insights in Bitcoin mining.
Paul Sztorc makes some arguments on how Bitcoin's block reward halving should be smoothed out to help out miners.
'Bitcoin at the crossroads' examines three reasons why US policy makers and regulators may want to consider giving Bitcoin more time to develop.
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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