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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #59
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #59 (10 - 16 January 2015)

Newsletter #59

10 - 16 January 2015 

Damn this was one hell of a capitulation week with bitcoin prices tumbling to below $200. Hope it recovers soon again.
Bobby

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BITCOIN PRICE (BITSTAMP)

Bitcoin Price

 

Latest News

Bitcoin Price Continues to Fall, Breaks $200 Mark

Bitcoin Price Continues to Fall, Breaks $200 Mark

The bitcoin price fell below the landmark $200 point to a low of $178, putting it back into territory not seen since late 2013.

Russian Authorities Blacklist 5 Bitcoin-Related Websites

Russian Authorities Blacklist 5 Bitcoin-Related Websites

The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications has blacklisted five Bitcoin-related websites.

Bitcoin API Maker BlockCypher Raises $3 Million in Funding

Bitcoin API Maker BlockCypher Raises $3 Million in Funding

BlockCypher has raised more than $3m in a seed-funding round that will allow it to expand its operations in Europe and Asia.

Market

Interview with CEX.io's Jeffrey Smith on Why They Paused Mining and the Future of the Industry

Interview with CEX.io's Jeffrey Smith on Why They Paused Mining and the Future of the Industry

In a less than graceful tweet, Jeffrey Smith, the CIO of CEX.io, announced that the company would be pausing mining for its users.

The Crypto-Tech Platforms Landscape via a Network Effects Lens

The Crypto-Tech Platforms Landscape via a Network Effects Lens

William Mougayar shares his thought on the crypto-tech platform landscapes by categorising the various cryptocurrencies into Bitcoin/non-Bitcoin blockchain and bitcoin/non-bitcoin currency.

The Women of Tinder Talk Bitcoin

The Women of Tinder Talk Bitcoin

This is a series of entertaining images of someone asking women their thoughts on Bitcoin on Tinder.

Ecosystem

8 Ways to Counterparty

8 Ways to Counterparty

David Sterry writes on the 8 different potential use cases of Counterparty.

Vitalik Buterin On Cryptocurrency Silos

Vitalik Buterin On Cryptocurrency Silos

One of the criticisms that many people have made about the current direction of the cryptocurrency space is the increasing amount of fragmentation that we are seeing. What was earlier perhaps a more tightly bound community centered around developing the common infrastructure of Bitcoin is now increasingly a collection of “silos”, discrete projects all working on their own separate things.

'Silk Road Reloaded' Just Launched on a Network More Secret than Tor

'Silk Road Reloaded' Just Launched on a Network More Secret than Tor

The new destination for illicit drugs and fake IDs may be found on a lesser-known anonymity service called I2P.

Legal

Defense in Silk Road Trial Says Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

Defense in Silk Road Trial Says Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

In an unexpected twist, Ross Ulbricht's defense team is arguing that Mark Karpeles, CEO of a failed Bitcoin company, was the real Silk Road mastermind.

Learn

How do Bitcoin payment processors work?

How do Bitcoin payment processors work?

Tim Swanson wrote a brilliant description on how payment processors like Bitpay work under the hood.

Research: Hackers Could Install Backdoor in Bitcoin Cold Storage

Research: Hackers Could Install Backdoor in Bitcoin Cold Storage

A researcher in Berlin has described a way to compromise the core cryptographic algorithm underpinning bitcoin so that transactions leak private-key data.

 

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