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AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #58 (3 - 9 January 2015)

Newsletter #58

3 - 9 January 2015 

It was another tough week with Bitstamp reporting that their hot wallet was hacked resulting in a loss of US$5 million. Thankfully the bulk of their holdings are stored safely in cold storage.
Bobby

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Latest News

Bitstamp Claims $5 Million Lost in Hot Wallet Hack

Bitstamp Claims $5 Million Lost in Hot Wallet Hack

Bitstamp has revealed the loss of roughly 19,000 BTC as a result of a platform security breach. The revelation follows disclosure that Bitstamp's wallet system was compromised, prompting it to halt deposits and later shut down its platform entirely.

A Forensic Analysis of Bitstamp Hot Wallet Theft

A Forensic Analysis of Bitstamp Hot Wallet Theft

A Forensic Analysis of Bitstamp Hot Wallet Theft - 2 to 5 Jan 2015

Roger Ver Denied US Visa to Attend Miami Bitcoin Conference

Roger Ver Denied US Visa to Attend Miami Bitcoin Conference

Bitcoin entrepreneur and activist Roger Ver has been denied a non-immigrant visa to visit his native USA for a third time.

Market

How Are Payments with Bitcoin Different than Credit Cards?

How Are Payments with Bitcoin Different than Credit Cards?

Richard Gendal Brown discusses the difference between Push (Bitcoin) and Pull (Credit Card) payment mechanisms. He looks into the "circle of trust" required for both types of transactions and the risks involved in both.

Has Bitcoin Gone for a Random Walk?

Has Bitcoin Gone for a Random Walk?

This analysis from BTCsx will look at bitcoin’s cycles of volatility and stability to identify trading strategies during stable periods.

Bitcoin Companies Should Not Compete on Security

Bitcoin Companies Should Not Compete on Security

Jack Liu offers his opinion on how the Bitcoin industry should not compete on security because there is no lender of last resort like the Fed, and no FDIC for Bitcoin. Therefore, all players should follow an ever improving set of best practices and its adherence should be cross checked.

Ecosystem

Paycoin Attempts To Explain Away Pay Floor, But Deleted Statements Appear To Tell A Different Story.

Paycoin Attempts To Explain Away Pay Floor, But Deleted Statements Appear To Tell A Different Story.

Paycoin has issued a statement attempting to explain why the US $20 pay floor was never promised, but previous comments have some wondering if they changed their stories.

Altcoins Dropping Off Coin-Swap in Boycott Against GAW Miners

Altcoins Dropping Off Coin-Swap in Boycott Against GAW Miners

Following the recent announcement of Josh Garza's Paybase’s acquisition of Coin-Swap, representatives from Litecoin, Dogecoin, Blackcoin and Neoscoin respectively requested to be delisted from the cryptocurrency exchange in protest against GAW Miners' suspicious behavior and misleading statements.

State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline

State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline

CoinDesk's latest State of Bitcoin report features an analysis of the key data and events of last year, and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring.

Learn

The State of Academic Bitcoin Research 2014

The State of Academic Bitcoin Research 2014

Brett Scott took four days going through different academic search engines to build a large database of academic research on Bitcoin.

How to Measure the Decentralization of Bitcoin

How to Measure the Decentralization of Bitcoin

Daniel Larimer of BitShares explores the questions of Bitcoin decentralization if Bitcoin adopted PoS and delegated PoS.

 

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