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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #111

Issue #111

11 - 24 January 2016 

BITCOIN PRICE (BITSTAMP)

Bitcoin Price

 

Latest News

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

Mike Hearn made a big fuss last week when he announced his departure from Bitcoin development and also said that he has sold all his bitcoins.

Point-by-Point Response To Mike Hearn’s Final Bitcoin Post

Greg Slepak wrote a long blog post rebutting every point from Mike Hearn's final Bitcoin post.

BitGo Launches 'Instant' Bitcoin Transaction Tool

BitGo has launched a new service that aims to allow clients to accept transactions prior to their official confirmation on the bitcoin blockchain.

PayPal Just Appointed This Bitcoin Startup Entrepreneur to Its Board

Wences Casares, CEO of bitcoin wallet provider Xapo, is the PayPal's newest board member.

Block Size Debate

Big Miners Back Bitcoin Classic As Scaling Debate Evolves

Following a months-long debate on how to scale the bitcoin network, bitcoin mining firms are voicing their support for a newly introduced proposal.

Chinese Mining Pools Still Undecided about Bitcoin Classic, Says Huobi

Bitcoin Magazine recieved a response from major Chinese Bitcoin exchange Huobi, which indicated that the situation was still evolving. According to Huobi, there was not yet consensus among the Chinese mining community about whether to run Bitcoin Classic or Bitcoin Core.

Unlimited, Classic and 'BitPay Core': Bitcoin's New Kids on the Blockchain

Aaron van Wirdum takes a look at the various Bitcoin clients in the ecosystem now.

Market

Blythe Masters Firm Raises Cash, Wins Australian Contract

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup run by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. banker Blythe Masters, raised $52 million from investors and won a contract to radically speed up settlement in Australia’s stock market.

'Smart Contracts' Are the Future of Blockchain

A concept that predated bitcoin itself is becoming more than a thought exercise as blockchains explore ways to harness smart contracts for greater uses.

Ecosystem

Former ATM Maker Robocoin Ends Bitcoin Services

Romit, the remittance service that began as bitcoin ATM developer Robocoin, has said that it is shutting down its bitcoin services.

Learn

Privacy on the Blockchain

Vitalik Buterin offers his thoughts on increasing privacy in the blockchain.

What is a “Full-Node” ?

A full-node is a mining node.

 

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