14 - 20 February 2015
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The U.S. Marshals Service is holding its third Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) bitcoin auction this March 5th, 2015. At auction are 50,000 bitcoin separated into two series.
BTER.com reported a loss of 7170 BTC due to a hack in its user cold wallet (~$1.75m). In August, BTER lost 50m NXT, (~ $1.65m), which was partially returned following negotiations with the hacker. Exco.in also closed down while HitBTC was offline last weekend
Little known Chinese exchange, KipCoin posted a message on their website saying over 3,000 Bitcoin have been stolen from their platform as well.
Letting driverless cars own themselves and have "offspring" sounds like a mad idea, but it could shake up the auto industry to the public's benefit.
Akif Khan, a payments veteran and VP of Solutions for Belfast-based Bitnet, breaks down the airline opportunity for Bitcoin. Bitnet recently announced a partnership with Universal Air Travel Plan, a card network with 260+ airline members.
Digital payments platform Stripe has officially launched its support for bitcoin payments, which was previously in beta testing.
Derivatives-focused bitcoin trading platform Coinarch is making a push into the Chinese market, with the launch of dedicated local branding.
Sergio Lerner speculates if a reduced ASIC carry design will actually outperform a standard design. He estimates that it can actually provide a speedup of about 5%.
The latest release of the Bitcoin reference implementation has 2 new RPC commands related to fees: estimatepriority and estimatefee. They work by statistically observing the blockchain.
A detailed initial investigation of the Willy trade bot with some detailed insights/visualisations and questions for further investigations.
Balaji Srinivasan, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, explains how bitcoin is an enabling technology and why it’s like the Internet, in that “bitcoin will do for value transfer what the Internet did for communication — make it programmable.”
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