or browse past issues

AltcoinWeekly - Issue #55
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #55 (13 - 19 December 2014)

Newsletter #55

13 - 19 December 2014 

It's been another crappy week in terms of bitcoin price. When will the next bull run come again?
Bobby

Not a subscriber? Subscribe at altcoinweekly.com

BITCOIN PRICE (BITSTAMP)

Bitcoin Price

SPONSOR

Ziftrcoin Ziftrcoin: The time for cryptocurrency is NOW. Are you ready? Participate in the ziftrCOIN Presale and help us bring cryptocurrency to the masses. Learn more
 

Latest News

PeerNova Raises $8.6 Million to Refocus on Blockchain Tech

PeerNova Raises $8.6 Million to Refocus on Blockchain Tech

PeerNova has raised $8.6m in a Series A round led by Mosaik Partners as it seeks to pivot from providing enterprise bitcoin mining infrastructure to enterprise blockchain software solutions. PeerNova was formed as a result of a merger between mining companies HighBitcoin and CloudHashing.

Florida Group Faces Fraud Charges for Alleged Altcoin 'Pump and Dump'

Florida Group Faces Fraud Charges for Alleged Altcoin 'Pump and Dump'

A group of Florida residents have been accused of fraudulently selling scrypt mining ASICs as part of an altcoin 'pump-and-dump' scheme. The scheme centered on an altcoin called cachecoin, whose market is said to have been manipulated by the actions of the defendants. The defendants are also accused of stealing funds raised for an independent mining operation, Fibonacci Scrypt Mining ASICs.

Market

Why Governments Will Turn to Digital Currency and What it Means for Bitcoin

Why Governments Will Turn to Digital Currency and What it Means for Bitcoin

Kyle Torpey explores the pros and cons of government-issued cryptocurrency in this article.

GAW Miners Altcoin Launch Sparks Speculative Frenzy

GAW Miners Altcoin Launch Sparks Speculative Frenzy

The launch of GAW Miners’ new altcoin, paycoin on 12th December led to a speculative boom in mining rig rental prices and a boost in altcoin trading. The coin has attracted attention due to the ongoing discussion surrounding GAW Miners, promises of crypto 2.0 functionality and a commitment to shore up its price at $20.

Channel Titan Wilkins Makes Game-Changing Cryptocurrency Bet With Ziftr

Channel Titan Wilkins Makes Game-Changing Cryptocurrency Bet With Ziftr

Ziftr CEO, Bob Wilkins was interviewed by CRN where he talked about ZiftrCOIN, ZiftrWallet and ZiftrPay and how he is very excited about how Ziftr can play a role with this cutting-edge technology.

Ecosystem

Sponsored: Participate in the ziftrCOIN Presale and help us bring cryptocurrency into the mainstream!

Sponsored: Participate in the ziftrCOIN Presale and help us bring cryptocurrency into the mainstream!

Ziftr launched it's presale for ziftrCOIN on Dec. 9th. The Presale runs from now until January 23 or sooner depending on when the coins run out. ziftrCOIN is an innovative altcoin designed to onboard the next 10 million cryptocurrency users and to help fulfill Ziftr's goal of bringing cryptocurrency into the mainstream for consumers and retailers.

Vertcoin's New Mining Algorithm Lyra2RE

Vertcoin's New Mining Algorithm Lyra2RE

Vertcoin's recently changed its hashing algorithm from Scrypt-N to Lyra2RE and this article gives a brief description of the change.

Eris launches an actual smart contract / decentralized application platform | Great Wall of Numbers

Eris launches an actual smart contract / decentralized application platform | Great Wall of Numbers

Tim Swanson curated some useful link on Eris, a smart contract / decentralized application platform.

Legal

US State Bank Supervisors Issue Model Regulation for Digital Currencies

US State Bank Supervisors Issue Model Regulation for Digital Currencies

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has released a draft proposal for regulating digital currency businesses. The membership group outlined a number of areas in which it believes companies that work with digital currencies should be supervised, including approaches to consumer protection, licensing and security.

New York regulator lays out tweaks to bitcoin rules | Reuters

New York regulator lays out tweaks to bitcoin rules | Reuters

New York plans to soften proposed rules for BitLicense after receiving a round of public comments. Start-up companies dealing in the budding technology could get a two-year partial waiver from complying with the full set of rules. The new rules would also not apply to software developers, individual users, customer loyalty programs and gift cards, currency miners, nor to merchants accepting it as a payment.

Western Union BitLicense Response is Pro-Bitcoin, Legal Experts Say

Western Union BitLicense Response is Pro-Bitcoin, Legal Experts Say

Several legal experts share their view on the Western Union comments on the BitLicense.

Australian Regulator: Bitcoin is Not a Financial Product

Australian Regulator: Bitcoin is Not a Financial Product

Australian Regulator: Bitcoin is Not a Financial Product

Learn

What’s a Smart Contract? In search of a consensus

What’s a Smart Contract? In search of a consensus

Florian Glatz try to shed new light on the nature of smart contracts by making hidden assumptions explicit and clarifying some misconceptions around the mysterious phenomenon in relation to the legal system.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Elastic Money Supply

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Elastic Money Supply

This is the presentation slide of Ferdinando Ametrano on an Introduction to Bitcoin and Hayek Money that was presented at RiskMinds International 2014 in Amsterdam.

Unenumerated: The dawn of trustworthy computing

Unenumerated: The dawn of trustworthy computing

Nick Szabo wrote an insightful article on trustworthy computing.

 

Enjoyed this newsletter? Forward this to a friend!
Website
Website
Twitter
Twitter
Email
Email






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Altcoin Weekly · 99 Charlotte Street · London, England W1T 4QB · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp