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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #126

Issue #126

12 - 26 June 2016 

So Brexit really happened. Who would have thought it would actually be the case. Bitcoin price is railying as a result of this. It will be interesting to watch the bitcoin price further as we head towards the block halvening. 
Bobby

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Latest News

Segregated Witness Merged Into Bitcoin Core Release

Segregated Witness is an improvement to the Bitcoin protocol that enables a variety of new features and enhancements to the network. Much of the Bitcoin community is excited about this change due to its effective increase to the Bitcoin block size limit to roughly 1.7 megabytes.

Singapore: Bitcoin exchange Quoine raises $20m venture investment

Quoine, a Bitcoin exchange with offices in Tokyo and Singapore, has closed a US$20 million investment.

Blockchain Startup Circle Raises $60 Million Amid China Expansion

Blockchain-based social payments app Circle has raised $60m in new funding as it expands to China.

Colu Raises $9.6 Million to Promote Blockchain-Based Local Currencies - CoinDesk

Tel Aviv-based blockchain startup Colu has raised $9.6m amid a shift in its business model to local currency issuance.

The DAO

Understanding The DAO Hack for Journalists

David Siegel provides a very comprehensive overview of The DAO hack.

A Legal Analysis of the DAO Exploit and Possible Investor Rights

A lawyer pens his thoughts on what rights investors have do with the recent DAO exploit.

Simple Contracts are Better Contracts: What We Can Learn from the Meltdown of The DAO

The security challenges presented by Smart Contracts are exactly why an alternative method should be considered — something we like to call Simple Contracts.

Scanning Live Ethereum Contracts for the "Unchecked-Send" Bug

In this post, we examine just how prevalent the recently discovered "unchecked-send" bug is in real, live, deployed Ethereum contracts, with the aid of an automated analysis tool we have developed.

Ecosystem

BTCC's Bobby Lee: Chinese Capital Controls Not a Factor in Recent Bitcoin Price Rise

In a speech to a Stanford University audience recently, Lee reiterated that capital controls have no effect on the price of Bitcoin. He noted that investors are buying up bitcoins but aren’t necessarily sending their bitcoins out of the country and, in any case, “there are lots of ways around the current capital controls.”

8 Things You Should Know About The Lisk Cryptocurrency

Lisk, the "first modular cryptocurrency utilising sidechains" was launched in May 2016. CoinGecko compiles 8 things you should know about it.

Learn

Ethereum for the Overwhelmed Layman

Confused about Ethereum? Cryptocurrency investment fund manager Jacob Eliosoff gives his ELI5 overview of the emerging tech.

 

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