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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #113

Issue #113

1 - 7 February 2016 

CoinGecko is giving away a Trezor. All you need to do is guess the price of Bitcoin on 29 February 2015 at 00:00 GMT. Contest closes 15 February so don't miss this opportunity to put your guessing skills to test!

In the meantime, to all of you celebrating the Lunary New Year, have a great time celebrating with your beloved family!
Bobby

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Latest News

Blockstream Raises $55 Million to Build Out Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Blockstream has raised $55m in Series A funding, bringing its total capital raised to $76m over two investment rounds.

Simplex Raises $7 Million for Credit Card Bitcoin Buying Service

An Israeli bitcoin startup focused on enabling bitcoin purchases with credit cards has recently closed a $7m Series A funding round.

Japan’s Largest Bank Latest to Develop Own Digital Currency

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) has revealed it has developed its own digital currency nicknamed "MUFG coin".

Block Size Debate

A Guided Tour of the 2mb Fork

Gavin Andresen explains why the increase of block size from 1 to 2 MB is not as simple as it seems.

The State of Bitcoin Core is Strong

Muneeb Ali of Onename wrote a piece explaining how Bitcoin Core is still strong.

Market

Documents Reveal Divorce Dispute May Be at Heart of Cryptsy Issues

Court documents obtained by CoinDesk offer new details about an ongoing legal battle involving digital currency exchange Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon.

Ecosystem

Segregated Witness: The Road to Implementation

A description of Segregated Witness and some input from Bitcoin community

Segregated Witness Benefits

This page summarises some of the benefits of segregated witness that go beyond simply increasing the capacity of the block chain.

Mining

Bitcoin Mining is Not Wasteful

Marc Bevand gave his insights in breaking the fallacy that Bitcoin mining is wasteful.

Learn

A gentle introduction to smart contracts

Smart contracts can be thought of as "automated trustworthy workflow between parties without a central specific co-ordinator.". Here's how Antony Lewis think about them.

Getting Started with Ethereum-Mist Wallet User Guide

Found this tutorial on how to get started with Ethereum-Mist Wallet.

 

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