21 March - 10 April 2016
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R3 and our member banks have been working on a distributed ledger platform for financial services called Corda. R3's CTO, Richard Gendal Brown explains it here.
A little-known blockchain company, Domus Tower, revealed plans to form a new consortium to implement technology they say runs 1m transactions per second.
RSK Labs has raised $1m in funding to support the development of a smart contracts platform that would be built on the bitcoin blockchain.
Proof of Physical Address is a smart oracle developed for the Ethereum blockchain to serve as a primitive form of Know-Your-Customer.
OpenBazaar, a decentralized peer-to-peer network for trade that uses Bitcoin is now released on the mainnet and is ready for real transactions.
Brian Armstrong articulated the vision, mission & strategy of Coinbase.
The majority are outright scams. There's no mincing words with this, and I think it's absolutely disgusting. From obvious premined or instamined scams, to the more subtle mining scams that attempt to hide the premine from block explorers, there are a lot of scams meant to outrightly enrich the creators.
Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam believes Bitcoin will be able to remove banner ads and spam from the Internet.
Block Size Debate
Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain.info gave his views on why he doesn't like the artificial block space scarcity.
Funding Bitcoin development seems to have always been problematic. Aaron van Widrum explores this topic in detail.
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