23 May - 12 June 2016
Seems like the excitement over the bitcoin halving has truly began. Bitcoin is now over $600. It will be an interesting and volatile month ahead. Bitcoin to the moon!
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Philippine Bitcoin startup Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Korean web giant Kakao’s venture capital arm, KVG.
The parent company of Swedish bitcoin mine operator KnCMiner has declared bankruptcy.
The UK arm of Spanish banking group Santander has developed a new payments app in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple.
In this op-ed, Ledger Labs head of operations Josh Stark takes a deep dive into the concept of smart contracts.
Gavin Andresen believes potential Bitcoin users may look at alternatives, such as Ethereum, if the block size limit is not raised soon.
Some discussion on privacy using Bitcoin and altcoins.
Mediachain is a protocol that lets anyone register, identify, and track creative works online. Content creators can collaborate with developers and organizations on metadata, which is then stored in an open and universal media library. The decentralized nature of the blockchain gives participants a way to retain control over their data, and expand their reach at the same time.
CoinJoin – proposed in 2013 by Bitcoin Core and Blockstream developer Gregory Maxwell – is designed to solve both these problems. It obfuscates the trail of bitcoins and breaks the assumption that all input-addresses belong to the same user.
BIP 151, designed and recently proposed by Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, is a straightforward solution: It encrypts traffic between nodes.
Bitcoin scams are getting more and more sophisticated. CoinGecko compiles old and new bitcoin scams so you can avoid them.
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