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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #112

Issue #112

25 - 31 January 2015 

If you guys have been monitoring the altcoin markets this week, you would have known that the big excitement this week is the huge pump in altcoin prices especially Ethereum and Dogecoin. Finally some positive price movement after many months of free-falling prices. Hope you guys made some good money this week!
Bobby

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Latest News

Ethereum Overtakes Litecoin in Market Cap after Continued Upward Trend

On January 23, Ethereum overtook Litecoin for the first time to become the third-largest digital currency when looking at total coin market cap. This is after a two-week period where the Ethereum market cap has grown by more than 80 percent.

DASH Block Size Increase Reaches Consensus in Less Than 24 hours

DASH reached consensus regarding a block size increase during The North American Bitcoin Conference 2016 in Miami, Florida.

PwC Partners with Blockstream to 'Lead' Disruption of Global Finance

A little over a week ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers announced their venture into the world of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers. One of their strategic partners will be none other than Blockstream.

Block Size Debate

Mycelium's Leo Wandersleb: Segregated Witness a Technical Necessity

“Segregated Witness is not a block size increase, but a technical necessity to fix completely different issues, by also producing less load on the blockchain,” Wandersleb explained. “There is, however, a realistic chance that it will take a long while before it has an effect on total transaction throughput.”

Market

State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016: Blockchain Hits Critical Mass

CoinDesk's 2016 State of Bitcoin and Blockchain report summarizes key trends, data and events from 2015 and includes predictions for 2016.

Ecosystem

Digital Asset Holdings Details Work on Hyperledger Blockchain Platform

Digital Asset Holdings has released new details about its long-secretive Hyperledger blockchain platform to be maintained by the Linux Foundation.

CoinGecko is Giving Away a Trezor!

Want to win a Trezor? This is your chance. CoinGecko in collaboration with SatoshiLabs is organizing a contest to give out a Trezor to one lucky winner!

Learn

How to Save Bitcoin's Node Network from Centralization

BitGo's Jason Lopp looks at why the number of bitcoin nodes is diminishing across the network and discusses what it might take to reverse the trend.

 

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