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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #57
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #57 (27 December 2014 - 2 January 2015)

Newsletter #57

27 December 2014 - 2 January 2015 

Hi guys, Happy New Year! Sorry for sending out this newsletter late. I was on holiday in Phuket to refresh myself for the upcoming 2015 which looks like it will be a great year :)
Bobby

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Latest News

The 15 Biggest Bitcoin Benchmarks of 2014

The 15 Biggest Bitcoin Benchmarks of 2014

Watch Tina Hui of Follow The Coin talk about the 15 biggest Bitcoin moments of 2014.

Bitcoin Foundation Parts Ways With Its Global Policy Counsel

Bitcoin Foundation Parts Ways With Its Global Policy Counsel

Jim Harper, whose appointment as the Bitcoin Foundation’s global policy counsel last March was viewed as a sign that the advocacy group was taking digital currency regulation seriously, has been dismissed from the foundation. Mr. Harper’s dismissal comes as the Bitcoin Foundation is shifting its focus, from policy advocacy to Bitcoin technology and infrastructure development.

Coinbase Is Tracking How Users Spend Their Bitcoins

Coinbase Is Tracking How Users Spend Their Bitcoins

Reports have surfaced that Coinbase has been banning user accounts that send Bitcoin to gambling sites and LocalBitcoins.

BitMEX to Launch Bitcoin 'Fear' Index

BitMEX to Launch Bitcoin 'Fear' Index

Derivatives exchange BitMEX will publish an index on 5th January that it hopes will become the bitcoin world's version of the VIX - the so-called 'fear index' that is used to gauge uncertainty in the wider financial markets.

Market

Stop the Crowd Sales! Long live Crowd Funding!

Stop the Crowd Sales! Long live Crowd Funding!

BitShares founder, Daniel Larimer shared his thoughts on cryptocurrency crowdsales. Bitshares had one of the largest crowd funding campaigns and has had an opportunity to learn a lot from it. Their conclusion: don’t do it.

Bitcoin 2.0 And Tokenizing The User Experience

Bitcoin 2.0 And Tokenizing The User Experience

Lisa Cheng, the Founder of VANBEX discusses Bitcoin 2.0 and the various applications that result from the these digital tokens.

Ecosystem

Chat Logs Allegedly Show Bter Creating and Pumping Its Own Coin

Chat Logs Allegedly Show Bter Creating and Pumping Its Own Coin

Chinese-based cryptocurrency exchange Bter.com was allegedly involved in a scheme to artificially sell out BitBay’s ICO (Initial Coin Offering) a coin they appear to help create. Chat logs posted by a pump group, which appears to have been contracted to push the coin, revealed the plan.

ShapeShift.io Official Announcement re: Paycoin

ShapeShift.io Official Announcement re: Paycoin

ShapeShift.io made an official announcement on Reddit that they are removing Paycoin from their exchange as they believe that they have a "high threshold of evidence" that Paycoin is a fraud.

Learn

Federal Reserve - Bitcoin: Technical Background and Data Analysis

Federal Reserve - Bitcoin: Technical Background and Data Analysis

The Federal Reserve has publised a paper on Bitcoin giving some technical background and data analysis.

 

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