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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #115

Issue #115

22 - 28 February 2016 

Lisk just launched their ICO a few days back. Thought you may be interested in looking at their decentralized application platform.
Bobby

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Latest News

E-Coin Rebrands to Wirex: 2-Way Bitcoin Debit Card Announced

E-coin, one of the leading Bitcoin debit card providers, has rebranded to Wirex, giving the company a more professional appeal to stand out among a sea of competitors.

ChangeTip Launches ChangeTip Wallet, a Decentralized Version of Its Social Tipping Service

San Francisco based Bitcoin microtransactions startup ChangeTip announced the launch of a new service called ChangeTip Wallet today. ChangeTip Wallet is being launched as a decentralized version of ChangeTip’s social tipping service ChangeTip.

Market

Why A Hedge Fund Manager Who Made A Killing From Subprime Is Buying Bitcoin

"Bitcoin is interesting to me as a route for capital flight. I am not opining on the long-term viability of bitcoin - I do think there is something there - but I am long bitcoin specifically to capture capital flight from China."

Ecosystem

7 Cool Decentralized Apps Being Built on Ethereum

Excitement is building around the Ethereum platform, but what are innovators and creators building with the technology? Here are seven cool examples.

Mining

Bitcoin Miners Back Proposed Timeline for 2017 Hard Fork

Members of China's bitcoin mining ecosystem have committed to supporting a proposed roadmap for scaling the bitcoin network.

Bitcoin Fees vs Supply and Demand

An interesting blog post by Anthony Towns on the state of variable bitcoin transaction fees and wallets implementing this variable fee structure.

Why the Great Firewall of China Is Causing Serious Issues for Bitcoin Miners

In a recent appearance at Bitcoin Meetup Switzerland, Bitcoin Core Contributor Jonas Schnelli covered at least one possible issue with raising the block size limit too quickly: the effect larger blocks have on wasted resources for miners.

Learn

Avoiding the pointless blockchain project

I have said this numerous times whenever I discuss whether a project should be implemented onto a blockchain - Can the project's purposes be served using a traditional relational database? This article explores the requirements before a project should consider using a blockchain.

Imagine the Trust: the Role of Blockchain in Financial Services

The SWIFT Institute took a look at how financial firms could benefit from the adoption of blockchain tech and some pitfalls to avoid along the way.

 

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