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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #68
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #68 (14 - 20 March 2015)

Newsletter #68

14 - 20 March 2015 

BITCOIN PRICE (BITSTAMP)

Bitcoin Price

 

Latest News

Cryptocurrency Dark Market Evolution Vanishes

Evolution, a cryptocurrency dark market has disappeared. It isn’t yet clear how many bitcoins the two staff members allegedly took from the marketplace but estimates from moderators place the number at over 41,000 BTC.

Bitcoin Nanosatellites Could Orbit Earth in 2016

An ambitious plan to launch bitcoin-enabled microsatellites has taken a step forward with a new business deal.

Rakuten To Put Its Bitnet Investment To Work And Accept Bitcoin Worldwide

Rakuten, Japan's largest online retail firm, has announced that it will begin accepting bitcoin across its global marketplaces.

Market

Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind Spot

Bitcoin technology is set to disrupt online gaming and the big players had better start paying attention, says Jon Matonis.

I'm Getting Paid in Bitcoin: Here's How and Why

One of our Buffer developers is a bitcoin believer - so much that he's getting paid in bitcoin for part of his salary. Here's how and why.

Scaling Bitcoin is Political

“What is the right maximum blocksize?” This question is impossible to answer. There is no “right” blocksize, and everyone will have to lobby for their vision of the network.

Ecosystem

Proof-of-Importance: How NEM is Going to Add Reputations to the Blockchain

NEM added the importance factor to the network in addition to the stakes. This means that an individual with only high stakes, do not necessarily have a higher change of finding the next block in the blockchain.

FibreCoin Leaves Blocknet, Joins SuperNET

FibreCoin, ex-member of the Blocknet community, developers of anon-centric OS, and anti-key-logger password interface, has left the platform to join the SuperNET.

Factom Announces Launch Date for Token Crowdsale

Factom has announced it will launch its forthcoming crowdsale on 31st March at 15:00 UTC.

Mining

[Video] Lecture 5 — Bitcoin Mining

This is Lecture 5 of Princeton's Bitcoin class where the topic of Bitcoin mining is discussed.

Legal

Token Sales and The US' Impressionistic Securities Laws

Attorney Jared Marx discusses why securities law is problematic for bitcoin 2.0 companies operating in the US.

Treasury Report: UK's Bitcoin Startups React

This week's news that the UK government will seek to regulate digital currencies made waves in the local startup community.

Learn

How to Get a Custom Bitcoin Address

Ofir Beigel discusses 3 options in generating your own Bitcoin vanity address.

 

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