21 - 27 November 2015
Bitcoin price went on a hike in speculation that interest rates in European countries are heading further into negative territory. This is highly unconventional monetary policy that central bankers are taking lately.
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The Kenyan High Court heard a case brought by bitcoin startup BitPesa against mobile money giant Safaricom two days ago.
Starting December 1 2015, the blockchain notary service will allow e-residents, regardless of where they live or do business, to notarise their marriages, birth certificates, business contracts and more, on the blockchain.
Lloyd's held a seminar in London last week to highlight blockchain technology to insurance market participants as part of their modernisation plan.
This thread in Reddit summarizes all the serious questions and issues regarding Peter Todd's "Opt-In Full RBF" proposal that is being merged into Bitcoin Core.
Piotr Piasecki reviews the 21 Bitcoin Computer.
Bitcoin Core developers Gavin Andresen and Greg Maxwell agree that transaction fees are set to rise over the short term.
With Mike Hearn taking a step back from Bitcoin development to work for private blockchain startup R3, former Bitcoin Core lead developer Gavin Andresen indicated he might take over the lead of Bitcoin XT, the Bitcoin implementation programmed to increase the block-size limit through BIP (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) 101.
One of the most promising innovations is the Invertible Bloom Lookup Table, or IBLTs. First introduced by Bitcoin XT and Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen, this idea was picked up and is currently worked on as a side-project by Linux veteran and Blockstream's Lightning Network developer Paul “Rusty” Russell.
In a new interview with CoinDesk, Russia's Ministry of Finance opened up about bitcoin and blockchain technology.
The possibility of regulating cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in the European Union (EU) is still a long way away, according to a new report.
Digital currencies could disrupt the ability to central banks to oversee the economy or issue money should global adoption take place, says the BIS.
We know how bitcoins are created, but how can they be destroyed?
In this tutorial by 21 Inc, they show how to set up a crawler that checks the status of bitcoin-payable endpoints as a scheduled job. They call these "402 endpoints" after the famous HTTP Error 402: Payment Required that was built into web browsers from the beginning.
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