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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #123

Issue #123

2 - 8 May 2016 

Being involved in the Bitcoin scene is way more exciting than watching a Spanish telenovela. This week we saw the drama unfolds as Craig Wright tries to proof to the world the he is Satoshi Nakomoto, getting Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis on top of BBC, The Economist and GQ Magazine to agree with him that he is who he says he is. Drama unfolds on /r/bitcoin and /r/btc where people started calling out for real cryptographic proof but Craig just disappeared soon after. Bitcoin price reacted to all the drama happening this week - dropping at the start of the week with news of Craig going public and rebounding back following his disappearance.


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Craig Wright loudly claims “I am Satoshi Nakamoto,” but few believe his “proof”

Australian man says he invented Bitcoin, and a top Bitcoin dev believes him.

Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto?

CoinDesk covered the drama surrounding Craig Wright being Satoshi Nakomoto in this live blog. We all know by now that Craig has since disappeared from the scene without making the proof of moving his coins.

Satoshi Saga Continues: Tulip Trust Trustee Expected to Appear by September 19, Says Joseph VaughnPerling

Aaron van Wirdum interviewed Joseph VaughnPerling who claims to have some insights saying that Craig Wright is actually Satoshi and the truth will be further revealed in September.

Bitcoin Price Climbs Past $460 After Craig Wright Stumble

Bitcoin has had a quiet week, experiencing low trading volume and rather modest price changes despite the Craig Wright controversy.


Is the Bitcoin Community Being too Harsh on Gavin Andresen?

Perhaps the biggest casualty of bitcoin's recent Craig Wright/Satoshi Nakamoto fiasco is Satoshi's chosen successor Gavin Andresen. But is this fair?

BIP 75 Simplifies Bitcoin Wallets for the Everyday User

Although Bitcoin is more than 7 years old, making payments on the network is still a rather cumbersome task. With a user interface that...

Vitalik Buterin on His Long-Term Goals for Ethereum

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin was recently interviewed on Babbage, a podcast by The Economist. Buterin shared his long-term goals for Ethereum, which is a public blockchain that allows developers to easily deploy decentralized applications.

Akasha Project Unveils Decentralized Social Media Network Based on Ethereum and IPFS

Akasha, a next-generation social media network powered by Ethereum and the InterPlanetary File System, was unveiled on May 3 ‒ World Press Freedom Day. The signups for the alpha release are open. The project is the brainchild of Mihai Alisie, cofounder of Bitcoin Magazine.

Global Expansion is Next Act for Bitcoin Cash App Abra

CoinDesk interviews Abra CEO Bill Barhydt on why he believes his startup is poised to be the "WhatsApp for payments".

What Benefits Can Ethereum Offer Over Centralized Models?

The 3 benefits: Ethereum Smart Contracts Always Execute As Written, Crowdsales And Dao’S, Automation And Low-To-No Cost.

This Board of Directors Laughed at Bitcoin in 2012

Brock Pierce tells the story about how his board of directors laughed at his Bitcoin pitch in 2012.


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