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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #125

Issue #125

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!

Bobby

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Latest News

Satoshi Citadel gets funding from Kakao’s KVG

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.

Bitcoin Mining Firm KnCMiner Declares Bankruptcy

The parent company of Swedish bitcoin mine operator KnCMiner has declared bankruptcy.

Santander UK to Launch Ripple-Powered Payments App in 2016

The UK arm of Spanish banking group Santander has developed a new payments app in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple.

Ecosystem

Making Sense of Blockchain Smart Contracts

In this op-ed, Ledger Labs head of operations Josh Stark takes a deep dive into the concept of smart contracts.

Gavin Andresen: Ethereum Rise a Warning to Bitcoin

Gavin Andresen believes potential Bitcoin users may look at alternatives, such as Ethereum, if the block size limit is not raised soon.

On Fungibility, Bitcoin, Monero and why ZCash is a bad idea

Some discussion on privacy using Bitcoin and altcoins.

Mediachain is Building the ‘Shazam’ of Online Media Content

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.

Learn

CoinJoin: Combining Bitcoin Transactions to Obfuscate Trails and Increase Privacy

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: The End-To-End Encryption Bitcoin Never Had – but Soon Will

BIP 151, designed and recently proposed by Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, is a straightforward solution: It encrypts traffic between nodes.

The Complete Guide to Bitcoin Scams

Bitcoin scams are getting more and more sophisticated. CoinGecko compiles old and new bitcoin scams so you can avoid them.

 

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