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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #102

Issue #102

7 - 13 November 2015 

Bitcoin price is back to its normal trading range of around $300 again. The big news this week is the Prime Minister of Singapore urging banks in Singapore to start adopting blockchain technology to be at the forefront of finance.
Bobby

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Latest News

Singapore PM Urges Banks to Keep Current With Blockchain Tech

The Prime Minister of Singapore has urged the country's banks to keep up to scratch with technological developments such as blockchain technology.

Purse to Launch Marketplace to Compete with eBay and OpenBazaar

The Purse marketplace will allow anyone to sell their goods online without the need for a merchant account from a payment processor. Unlike the other marketplace options coming out of the Bitcoin space, such as OpenBazaar and BitMarkets, Purse is focusing on “ease-of-use and customer satisfaction instead of total anonymity.”

Market

Roger Ver: Banks Shouldn’t Try to Reinvent Bitcoin

Many banking institutions are now interested in blockchain technology, but they're still wary of bitcoin. Roger Ver thinks this is a mistake.

The man everything thinks is the creator of bitcoin gave a speech discussing the history of the technology

Nick Szabo, the man believed by many to be the creator of digital currency bitcoin, made a public appearance at a conference on Friday morning at Devcon1, discussing blockchain technology and his vision for the future of the cryptocurrency space.

Decoding the DNA of Derivatives

A blog post by Hedgy on how they conduct bitcoin derivatives forward contracts.

Ecosystem

6 Alternatives Places for Bitcoin Discussions

/r/bitcoin has seen an increase in censorship due to block size debate. Here we look at 6 alternate places to have Bitcoin discussions without censorships.

Bitphone.net - pay for your call using bitcoin

This is a pretty cool service where you can make calls using a web browser and pay for it via bitcoin or altcoins.

Introducing BlockThing - Digital Payments on IoT Device

Adam Mashrique shares his creation, BlockThing which uses an ESP8266 that allows you to pay for something using bitcoin and do things with it.

Wanxiang Blockchain Labs Launches $300k Grant Program

A $50m venture fund backed by Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang has announced a new blockchain-focused grant program.

Learn

How wallets can handle transaction fees

Bram Cohen shares his thoughts on how wallets should handle transaction fees based on his talk at the bitcoin scaling conference.

 

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