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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #109

Issue #109

26 December 2015 - 3 January 2016 

Happy New Year! May 2016 be a great year for blockchain and Bitcoin.
Bobby

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BITCOIN PRICE (BITSTAMP)

Bitcoin Price

 

Latest News

Chain Issues Investor Shares on Nasdaq Blockchain Platform

Blockchain startup Chain has issued shares to an investor using Nasdaq’s private markets blockchain solution, Linq.

Bitcoin Developers Are Creating a New Digital Currency Called Decred

Bitcoin developers and creators of btcsuite are embarking on a new alternative digital currency called Decred.

WanXiang Blockchain Labs and Deloitte Partner on Shanghai Blockchain Hackathon

In an effort to foster further development of blockchain technology, WanXiang Blockchain Labs, a Chinese research institution, and Deloitte, one of the largest accounting and audit firms in the world, have teamed up to launch the first ever Shanghai blockchain hackathon beginning on January 8th.

Market

4 Hype-Free Predictions for Private Blockchains in 2016

To cut through the hype around blockchain tech, outspoken Eris COO Preston Byrne offers these four predictions for 2016.

Erik Voorhees’s 3 Bitcoin Trends to Watch in 2016

Erik Voorhees shared three Bitcoin trends to watch for in 2016 during a recent interview with reinvent.money.

What Banks Should Be Doing With Blockchain in 2016

Virtual Capital Ventures general partner William Mougayar offers eight predictions for the bitcoin and blockchain industry in 2016.

Ecosystem

Can an altcoin with an existent blockchain be "ported" on to Bitcoin as a sidechain?

A redditor asked this question on Reddit and seems like it is possible!

Bitcoin is Being Hot-Wired for Settlement

Jeff Garzik and Gavin Andresen shares their opinion in a blog post on the ongoing block size debate.

Learn

Segregated Witness, Part 3: How a Soft Fork Might Establish a Block-Size Truce (or Not)

Continue learning on Segregated Witness in this 3-part series by Aaron van Wirdum

The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Research Papers of 2015

Ledger Journal managing editor Peter Rizen presents his picks for the top cryptocurrency research papers of 2015.

 

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