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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #108

Issue #108

19 - 25 December 2015 

Hope you guys are having a good Christmas and holidays with family. In the meantime, the Chinese traders decided to dump and cause a price crash on Boxing Day.
Bobby

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Latest News

No, A Country Did Not Just Adopt Bitcoin As Its National Currency

NewsBTC reported that the country of Pontinha is accepting bitcoin, problem is: Pontinha isn't a country.

Blythe Masters’ startup seeks $35M financing round

While the deal is still being negotiated and could fall apart, JP Morgan is expected to lead the investment round with $7.5 million, according to four sources. Spanish bank Santander, where Masters is a non-executive chairman, is expected to invest about $3 million.

Market

Core Developer Jeff Garzik on the Similarities Between Bitcoin and Linux

In a recent discussion with Trace Mayer on the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, Jeff Garzik shared some of his thoughts on the possible parallels between Bitcoin and Linux.

6 New Transaction Types Enabled By Bitcoin

Bitcoin has the potential to disrupt traditional payment options over the long term, but its short term promise is in the new transaction types it enables.

Ecosystem

Lightning Network Skepticism

The author expresses his disagreement on prematurely deprecating critical parts of bitcoin (zeroconf transactions and low transaction fees) when it’s not yet clear that the lightning network will be a viable replacement for them.

Factom Stalls Honduras Land Title Registry Initiative

Blockchain-based record keeping solutions provider Factom has officially stalled its Honduras land title registry initiative

11 Bitcoin Startups That Went Bust in 2015

This year, around nine bitcoin firms went belly up for a host of reasons. We take a look at what happened.

Legal

The Top 10 Global Bitcoin Regulatory Developments of 2015

Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee chair Marco Santori rounds up the biggest global regulatory developments from 2015.

Learn

Segregated Witness, Part 2: Why You Should Care About a Nitty-Gritty Technical Trick

The first part of our three-part Segregated Witness series covered how it works. In this second part: What it does.

 

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