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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #76

Issue #76

9 - 15 May 2015 

This week, my partner at CoinGecko, TM Lee gave a presentation on evaluating the potential of alternative cryptocurrencies at Inside Bitcoins Hong Kong. It's been a great week most definitely!
Bobby

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Latest News

Honduras to build land title registry using bitcoin technology

Honduras has agreed to use Factom to build a permanent and secure land title record system according to Factom's president, Peter Kirby.

What is the reason for the huge drop in price mid-week?

TradeBlock did an analysis on Bitfinex to explain the huge drop in price mid-week.

Xapo Moves to Switzerland Citing Customer Privacy Concerns

Bitcoin security specialist Xapo has relocated its headquarters to Switzerland in a bid to boost customer privacy protections.

Market

Inside 21's Plans to Bring Bitcoin to the Masses

What is stealth startup 21 working on? Documents suggest a comprehensive plan to use mining and micropayments to expand the bitcoin network.

Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin

A NYTimes article exploring the possibility that Nick Szabo is the real Satoshi Nakomoto. A real interesting read that got more facts right compared to the Newsweek "exposé"

Wall Street is using Bitcoin, not just the blockchain

Nasdaq has catapulted bitcoin into the headlines again this week, announcing that the world’s second largest exchange will be running a surprisingly forward-thinking pilot program: trading stock shares on a blockchain.

Ecosystem

Bitcoin devs do NOT have consensus on blocksize

A Redditor summarized the views of Bitcoin Core developers and show that not all core devs agree with Gavin Andresen's proposal to increase the block size limit to 20MB.

Demo Day Recap: 5 Boost VC Bitcoin Startups on the Rise

CoinDesk highlights the best pitches from Boost VC's Tribe 5 Demo Day, held at The Circus Club in Atherton, California, on 7th May.

Legal

MIT Calls Out 'Critical Flaws' in New York's BitLicense

MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Brian Forde has published new criticism of New York's proposed bitcoin regulation.

In itBit We Trust

Houman Shadab, a professor at New York Law School gave his opinion on itBit's recent obtainment of a New York banking law charter.

Learn

[Video] Why Bitcoin Will Change Everything

Ian Lee, FTMBA 10, Senior Vice President, Citi Ventures gives a talk at UC Berkeley on why Bitcoin will change everything.

 

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