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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #67
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #67 (7 - 13 March 2015)

Newsletter #67

7 - 13 March 2015 

Secretive Bitcoin Startup, 21 came out of stealth and announced that they have raised $116 million, the most ever by a startup in the digital-currency sector. 21 is co-founder by Balaji Srinivasan, a Stanford professor and also partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

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Secretive Bitcoin Startup 21 Announced it has Raised $116 million in Venture Funding

21’s lead investors include US VC - Andreessen Horowitz, RRE Ventures, along with Chinese private-equity firm Yuan Capital, with a strategic stake going to chipmaker Qualcomm. 21 is co-founded by Balaji Srinivasan, who is also a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

ShapeShift Raises $525k, Reveals Erik Voorhees as Creator

Instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift has received $525,000 in seed funding from investors Barry Silbert and Roger Ver.

Wall Street Veteran to Head Bitcoin Trading Startup

Former JP Morgan executive Blythe Masters has agreed to become the chief executive officer a New York-based Bitcoin trading company


Pantera Bitcoin Letter - March 2015

Dan Morehead, the CEO of Pantera Capital writes his monthly analysis of the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Beijing has a bitcoin problem on its hands

In a new report, Goldman Sachs says the yuan is now used in 80 per cent of transactions into and out of the cyber currency, topping the US dollar, yen and euro. Given that the Communist Party’s highest priority is stability, and the rampant use of bitcoin represents nothing if not the opposite, it’s probably only a matter of time until Beijing tries to crack down.

Could Bitcoin ease the pain of Africa's migrant workforce?

Over 30 million Africans live in the diaspora, sending $40bn home in 2014, many paying exorbitant fees - could Bitcoin be the unlikely saviour for overseas remittances in Africa?

Someone May Be Deanonymizing Your Bitcoin Transactions

One week ago, a thread popped up on bitcointalk that questioned whether someone may be attempting to surveil the bitcoin network by way of a large number of nodes that were owned by the same entity. Another bitcointalk user, Cryptowatch.com, was able to figure out that Chainalysis was the entity behind one of the problematic nodes.


Secretive Mining Firm Revealed as Possible US Marshals Auction Winner

A winner of the latest US Marshals bitcoin auction may have been identified by blockchain and crowdsourced analysis.


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