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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #114

Issue #114

8 - 21 February 2016 

Bitcoin price seems to be on an uptrend now following bullish altcoin markets in the past few weeks. Let's see how high this trend persists.
Bobby

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Latest News

College Cryptocurrency Network Rebrands to Blockchain Education Network, Expands Worldwide

The Blockchain Education Network, formerly known as the College Cryptocurrency Network, is a global network of students and young professionals leading the movement of grassroots blockchain education.

Nasdaq to Launch Blockchain Voting Trial for Estonian Stock Market

Stock market giant Nasdaq has announced it is developing a shareholder voting system based on blockchain tech.

Ripple Settles $1 Million Lawsuit With Former Executive and Founder

A months-long legal dispute involving distributed ledger tech startup Ripple and its co-founder Jed McCaleb has come to an end.

Block Size Debate

The Bitcoin Roundtable Consensus Proposal — Too Little, Too Late

Brian Armstrong shares his view of the Bitcoin roundtable consensus proposal.

On the Detriments of Segregated Witness for Bitcoin

Aaron van Wirdum gave arguments for and against the implementation of SegWit.

Market

HashFast's $1 Million Question: Is Bitcoin a Currency or Commodity?

Berger Singerman LLP counsel Andrew Hinkes discusses what's at stake in an upcoming court hearing in the HashFast bitcoin miner bankruptcy case.

Ecosystem

Meet Boost VC's Newest Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups

Incubator Boost VC has announced its 2016 group of early-stage startups, four of which offer bitcoin and blockchain services.

New Digital Currency Zcash Promises Total Anonymity and Privacy

Currently in its pre-release alpha testing stage, Zcash will rely on cryptographic algorithms, which are known as zero-knowledge proofs.

Focus on Practical Use Cases is What Bitcoin Needs

Snapcard CEO Michael Dunworth explains his company's focus on practical use cases for bitcoin where users have strong incentives to use the cryptocurrency.

Learn

The best free research papers on fintech and blockchain

Chris Skinner provides a convenient selection of research articles that talk about fintech, blockchain, bitcoin, payments and security.

7 Possible Use Cases of the Lightning Network

Bitcoin Core Contributor Eric Lombrozo shared seven use cases of the Lightning Network at the recent Blockchain Agenda Conference in San Diego.

 

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