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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #128

Issue #128

11 - 17 July 2016 

It's been a relative quiet week since the block halving. The one thing to look forward to is Ethereum's hard fork which is scheduled for July 20th. Read Joon Ian's great writeup on the upcoming hard fork to learn more.
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Latest News

Why Bitcoin's Halving Was a Boring Vindication

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Blockchain-based banking backend Vault OS from ex-Googler emerges from stealth mode

ThoughtMachine, a company led by ex-Google engineer Paul Taylor, is building a modern, fully integrated, blockchain-based banking operating system called Vault OS.

Ethereum & The DAO

The Ethereum hard fork: Everything you need to know

Joon Ian gave a really good overview of the upcoming Ethereum hard fork.

The DAO Crisis: Or How Vigilantism and Blockchain Democracy Became the Best Hope for Burned Investors

CoinDesk profiles ongoing efforts to return funds to investors whose holdings were compromised in the demise of The DAO.

Ecosystem

Blockchain Coders Win Grant to Fix Smart Contracts With 'Legalese'

To help prevent another DAO collapse smart contract startup Legalese won a String Labs grant to build a coding language for law.

From Darkcoin to Dash - The Story of the First DAO

It started as XCoin, then DarkCoin, and finally rebranded to Dash in March 2015 - short for ‘digital cash’.

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Why Do Some Bitcoin Mining Pools Mine Empty Blocks?

Pascal Gauthier explains why some mining pool mines empty blocks.

 

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