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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #116

Issue #116

29 February - 6 March 2016 

Ethereum's price is skyrocketing further to above US$10 already! The price spike is insane. Good for you if you bought during the pre-sale and liquidating during the price spike. See for yourself Ethereum's USD price chart on CoinGecko.
Bobby

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Latest News

Ethereum Skyrockets, Now Bigger Than All Other Altcoins Combined

The price of Ether shot past benchmark levels such as $9 and 0.02BTC and Ethereum's market cap is now well above 10% of Bitcoin's.

Key Blockchain Vendors, Cloud Providers Square Off in Major Test

Forty global banks belonging to the R3 blockchain consortium simulated the issuing, trading and redeeming of commercial paper across multiple distributed ledgers to better understand how the new technology works and how to evaluate competing blockchain vendors.

Factom inks another deal in China, this time for blockchain notarisation services

Factom is partnering with Ancun Zhengxin which offers electronic notarisation at 100 notarial offices in China.

Market

Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum's Price Rise Increases Our Sovereignty

Bitcoin.com got a chance to speak with Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin, about the current price bull run and plans for the year ahead.

Ecosystem

How Standard Chartered is Using Ripple to Rethink Trade Finance

Standard Chartered is moving ahead toward "full commercialization" with its blockchain trial for trade finance.

OpenBazaar Releases Public Test Version with Real Purchases - Bitcoin News

OpenBazaar, frequently dubbed the decentralized eBay or Amazon, has released a beta version of the platform on the Testnet.

Blockchain Startup to Secure 1 Million e-Health Records in Estonia

Guardtime is to deploy a blockchain system to secure over 1 million patient records within Estonia's eHealth programme.

Block Size Debate

What Happened At The Satoshi Roundtable

Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong was at Satoshi Roundtable, a private discussion on scaling Bitcoin and he felt that the Bitcoin Core team represents Bitcoin's biggest systemic risk.

Gavin Andresen: An Unlimited Block Size Would Be Fine

In a recent interview, Gavin Andresen claimed a removal of the Bitcoin block size limit would work out just fine.

Who Votes For The Blocksize Increase

Mike Belshe gives a good roundup on who supports which implementation of the block size increase.

Learn

How to Implement Secure Bitcoin Vaults

We have come up with a simple and elegant technique for implementing hack-proof Bitcoin vaults, to deter Bitcoin thefts.

 

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