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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #110

Issue #110

4 - 10 January 2016 

This week, we feature an article from Brian Armstrong stating his opinions on the Bitcoin block size. I really hope that in the next couple of months, we can find a conclusion to this debate and increase the block size for Bitcoin to scale up. Also in the meantime, Cryptsy seems to be facing some difficulties so if you have funds there, you should be extra careful and start withdrawing wherever possible.
Bobby

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Latest News

Cryptsy Has Moved Out of Their Building Unannounced, Nowhere to be Found

Cryptsy has mysteriously vanished in the midst of customers having difficulties withdrawing funds from the exchange.

Nasdaq’s Blockchain-Based Securities Platform Records First Transaction

The first securities transaction to be processed and settled on Nasdaq's new blockchain-based platform, called Linq, occurred on Wednesday, the exchange operator said.

Segregated Witness Deployed on New Bitcoin Testnet: SegNet

Bitcoin Core developers have deployed an initial implementation of Segregated Witness on a special testnet for Bitcoin, dubbed SegNet. SegNet allows developers to experiment with the highly anticipated innovation set to increase Bitcoin’s scalability, extensibility and performance.

Market

Stellar's Jed McCaleb: What's New on the Upgraded Stellar Network

Jed McCaleb, co-founder of Stellar wrote a guest post on Bitcoin Magazine sharing the updates on the Stellar Network.

Scaling Bitcoin: The Great Block Size Debate

Brian Armstrong shares his opinion on the Bitcoin block size debate following Coinbase experimentation of BitcoinXT.

Ecosystem

Is Cryptsy The Next Mt.Gox?

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy.com has been receiving negative customer feedback for a long time. Their behaviour may suggest the exchange might have been hacked.

Sneak Peek at Bitcoin's upcoming killer app

Open Bazaar is now in its final days of coding and we're taking a closer look under the hood. Here's what Bitcoin's Killer App will look like and how it will work.

What Are People Building With 21 Inc’s Bitcoin Computer?

While it's still early days, there are a number of intriguing projects built around 21 Inc's Bitcoin Computer. CoinDesk looks at the best.

Gem Shifts Focus With New Emphasis on Blockchain

Gem CEO Micah Winkelspecht talks his company's latest funding round and why its evolving take on bitcoin is leading it to embrace the blockchain.

 

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