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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #119

Issue #119

21 March - 10 April 2016 

Sorry for not sending out AltcoinWeekly the past couple of weekends as I've been swamped with work. I'm back to normal again hopefully and can continue sending on schedule. Hit me up if you enjoy reading this week's issue :)
Bobby

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Latest News

Introducing R3 Corda: A Distributed Ledger Designed for Financial Services

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.

Behind the Scenes at the Launch of a New Blockchain Consortium

A little-known blockchain company, Domus Tower, revealed plans to form a new consortium to implement technology they say runs 1m transactions per second.

Rootstock Raises $1 Million to Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin

RSK Labs has raised $1m in funding to support the development of a smart contracts platform that would be built on the bitcoin blockchain.

Ecosystem

Proof of Physical Address

Proof of Physical Address is a smart oracle developed for the Ethereum blockchain to serve as a primitive form of Know-Your-Customer.

OpenBazaar is Open for Business

OpenBazaar, a decentralized peer-to-peer network for trade that uses Bitcoin is now released on the mainnet and is ready for real transactions.

The vision, mission, and strategy for Coinbase

Brian Armstrong articulated the vision, mission & strategy of Coinbase.

Are Any Altcoins Currenty Useful? No, Says Monero Developer Riccardo Spagni

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.

Bitcoin May Remove Ads and Spam from the Internet

Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam believes Bitcoin will be able to remove banner ads and spam from the Internet.

Block Size Debate

Why I don’t like artificial block space scarcity

Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain.info gave his views on why he doesn't like the artificial block space scarcity.

Learn

Who Funds Bitcoin Core Development? How the Industry Supports Bitcoin's 'Reference Client'

Funding Bitcoin development seems to have always been problematic. Aaron van Widrum explores this topic in detail.

 

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