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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #72
AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #72 (11 - 17 April 2015)

Newsletter #72

11 - 17 April 2015 

Paycoin and GAW seems to be disintegrating further with more federal agencies investigating them. When will all the scams stop?

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PayCoin Foundation & Adam Matlack Under US Investigation

Coin Fire has obtained information that the PayCoin Foundation, led by Mr. Adam Matlack, is now under a multi-agency investigation due to connections to Mr. Homero Joshua Garza.

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Ripple Labs has appointed former Hightail CEO and Yahoo executive Brad Garlinghouse as its new COO.

Bitcoin Marketplace Brawker to Shut Down

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Buttercoin CEO Reveals 'Tactical Mistake' that Lead to Company Closure

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State of Bitcoin Q1 2015: Record Investment Buoys Ecosystem

Excellent CoinDesk quarterly State of Bitcoin report, which focuses on the major developments of the bitcoin ecosystem since Q1 2015.


NeuCoin Announces Pre-Sale of 100 Million NEU

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Obvious Problems of Factom

A blog post by Jimmy Song on the drawbacks of Factom. Do read the comment with a reply by Paul Snow, the creator and founder of Factom.

Jed McCaleb Talks Stellar's New Protocol for Consensus

In a new interview, Stellar founder Jed McCaleb discusses the project's new consensus protocol and its plans for the developing world.

A rare look inside of Coinbase, one of the fastest growing bitcoin companies in the world

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Meet Alt-Options: Profit on Bitcoin Volatility without Buying a Single Coin

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What is Money Transmission and Why Does it Matter?

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Why the UK is getting it right with Bitcoin

Dominic Frisby shares his views how the UK authorities seem to be getting Bitcoin regulation right.


Extracting the Private Key from a TREZOR with a $70 Oscilloscope

The author demonstrates how the private key of a TREZOR wallet can be extracted using a $70 oscilloscope.


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