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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #60
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #60 (17 - 23 January 2014)

Newsletter #60

17 - 23 January 2014 

Coinbase announced a massive Series C round of funding totalling US$75 million from strategic investors such as New York Stock Exchange, Spanish bank BBVA and ex-Citigroup CEO, Vikram Pandit. This shows that smart money continues to flow into the ecosystem regardless of bitcoin's price.
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Latest News

Coinbase Raises $75 Million in Vote of Confidence

Coinbase Raises $75 Million in Vote of Confidence

Investors in Coinbase include the New York Stock Exchange, the Spanish bank BBVA and Vikram S. Pandit.

Bitcoin startup GAW Miners reportedly under SEC investigation

Bitcoin startup GAW Miners reportedly under SEC investigation

Probe adds to list of lawsuits, investigations of alleged Bitcoin-fueled fraud.

Bitcoin-Powered Crowdfunding App Lighthouse Has Launched

Bitcoin-Powered Crowdfunding App Lighthouse Has Launched

Mike Hearn's decentralized crowdfunding app Lighthouse has officially launched in open beta.

Winklevoss Twins Aim to Take Bitcoin Mainstream With a Regulated Exchange

Winklevoss Twins Aim to Take Bitcoin Mainstream With a Regulated Exchange

The brothers have hired engineers from top hedge funds, enlisted a bank and engaged regulators with the aim of opening their exchange in the coming months.

Market

The Future of Wine Provenance Is Bitcoin

The Future of Wine Provenance Is Bitcoin

Bitcoin is going to revolutionize the way that wine provenance is understood in the digital age. Imagine a world in which you hold ownership of both a physical bottle of wine and a unique digital record that verifies exactly who owned the bottle of wine before you – traceable all the way back to the original producer.

IBM Reveals Proof of Concept for Blockchain-Powered Internet of Things

IBM Reveals Proof of Concept for Blockchain-Powered Internet of Things

IBM has debuted ADEPT, the distributed, blockchain-powered Internet of Things proof of concept designed in partnership with Samsung.

The 12 Biggest Bitcoin Funding Rounds Of All Time

The 12 Biggest Bitcoin Funding Rounds Of All Time

Following Coinbase's record $75m round, CoinDesk looks back at the previous largest investments in the bitcoin space.

Ecosystem

Bitcoinference 2015: Why Do Banks Prefer Ripple Over Bitcoin

Bitcoinference 2015: Why Do Banks Prefer Ripple Over Bitcoin

Speaker Robert Jan Vrolijk explains why banks prefer Ripple over Bitcoin.

Legal

Federal Reserve Bank VP: We’re a Protocol Just Like Bitcoin

Federal Reserve Bank VP: We’re a Protocol Just Like Bitcoin

St Louis Fed VP and research director David Andolfatto suggests the bitcoin network isn’t that much different from the Federal Reserve.

Major British Banks Say Bitcoin Is Risky And Could Help Terrorists

Major British Banks Say Bitcoin Is Risky And Could Help Terrorists

Major UK banks, including Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland, have warned that Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to turn Britain into a hub for the virtual currency trade could help terrorists and criminals.

Is Bitcoin Regulated?

Is Bitcoin Regulated?

A common misconception about Bitcoin is that it is not regulated.

Learn

How Anonymous is Bitcoin?

How Anonymous is Bitcoin?

Adam Ludwin, Co-Founder of Chain.com, differentiates between anonymity and privacy in financial tools. Bitcoin is less private than credit or debit transactions but generally more anonymous. That anonymity has limits, however, and Ludwin details techniques that can be employed to match identities to Bitcoin transactions.

The Myth Of The Megabyte Bitcoin Block

The Myth Of The Megabyte Bitcoin Block

It's well described how Bitcoin has a 1MB block limit; it's defined in the Bitcoin Core source code. Turns out that in practice this limit is actually quite a lot smaller!

 

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