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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #107

Issue #107

12 - 18 December 2015 

Bitcoin price is up again just at the right time for our festive holidays. Merry Xmas folks! Have a good time with family :)
Bobby

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Latest News

Two Board Members Exit as Bitcoin Foundation Seeks Funding

Bitcoin Foundation board members Jim Harper and Olivier Janssens have exited the trade organization amid questions about its future.

DBS, Standard Chartered Develop Distributed Ledger for Trade Finance

Singapore’s DBS Bank has reportedly partnered with Standard Chartered to create a distributed ledger for trade finance.

Market

What are Forks, Alt-coins, Meta-coins, and Sidechains?

Peter Van Valkenburgh, Coin Center's Director of Research, clarifies some terminology and explains some technical concepts from the ever-changing universe of Bitcoin-derived innovations.

Scaling Bitcoin: Hong Kong Recap

Jameson Lopp attended the second Scaling Bitcoin workshop with high expectations and was pleased to report that a great deal of progress has been made and it looks like we have a number of clear paths laid out for how we can proceed with increasing the performance of the Bitcoin network so that it can support more users.

Ecosystem

SEC Approves Plan to Issue Stock Via Bitcoin's Blockchain

Federal regulators, in a significant shift in how financial securities will be distributed and traded, have approved a plan to issue stock on the Bitcoin blockchain.

R3 Developing Open Source Blockchain for Banks, says Head of Research

R3 Head of Research Tim Swanson says that the company’s software team in London is developing an open-sourced, generic blockchain for banks, The Sidney Morning Herald reports. "Many banks feel they can reduce, or eliminate altogether, various costs, by adopting some sort of common shared ledger and let that proliferate through the industry," said Swanson.

Former Bank of England Director Joins Blockchain Startup Setl

Blockchain platform Setl has appointed the former executive director of the Bank of England as its chairman.

Mining

Eating the Bitcoin Cake

Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin expresses his views on the current proposals on scaling Bitcoin.

Gavin Andresen: Segregated Witness is Cool

Pieter Wuille gave a fantastic presentation on “Segregated Witness” in Hong Kong. It’s a great idea, and should be rolled into Bitcoin as soon as safely possible. It is the kind of fundamental idea that will have huge benefits in the future.

Segregated Witness, Part 1: How a Clever Hack Could Significantly Increase Bitcoin's Potential

Aaron van Wirdum tries to explain Segregated Witness in this 3 part series.

Learn

How To Spot Satoshi

Emin Gün Sirer shares his view on how to spot the real Satoshi after the latest "exposé" by Wired claiming that Australian, Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakomoto.

 

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