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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #83

Issue #83

27 June - 3 July 2015 

For this week, I would like to ask one simple question and I really hope that you can hit the Reply button and help me answer it: What are you struggling with in the cryptocurrency scene?
Bobby

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Latest News

Cryptocurrency startup Vogogo closes $12.5 million financing round

Compliance, risk management and payment processing specialist, Vogogo Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VGO) today announced the closing of its oversubscribed $12.5M B Round financing.

Singapore Central Bank Funds Blockchain Recordkeeping Project

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has funded a blockchain-based recordkeeping system as part of a five-year $225m investment plan.

Greeks are rushing to Bitcoin

CNN reported that the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges say they've seen a surge of business from Greece.

Market

Bitcoin’s Block-Size Debate Gets Stress Tested

On Monday evening New York time, a U.K.-based start-up called coinwallet ran its own "stress test" of the bitcoin network, looking to flood the system with transactions in order to make a point: the systems current constraints are too small to handle increased traffic.

Six Possible Solutions for Bitcoin Scalability

A combination of these proposals could help scale Bitcoin - increasing block size, Bitcoin Lightning Network, Open Transactions, Sidechains, Treechains

Why the Bitcoin Blockchain Beats Out Competitors

Chris DeRose wrote in American Banker: In order for a blockchain to succeed, it needs to be a public resource. That means few alternative blockchains are likely to achieve much traction outside a small niche.

The Future of Payments with Mark Hartley

“It’s faster to send money overseas through a FedEx envelope than international wire.” —Ripple Labs Head of Business Development Patrick Griffin, speaking at the SAP Financial Services Forum in London, June 24, 2015.

Legal

Blockchain Technology Will Transform the Practice of Law

The authors of this post are attorneys at Holland & Knight. The authors explored how blockchain technology may impact the practice of law.

Learn

The Five Phases of Bitcoin by Pantera Capital

Pantera CEO Dan Morehead recently gave a keynote presentation for the Inside Bitcoins conference in New York City entitled, “The Five Phases of Bitcoin”. Below is a combination of his speech text and slideshow from the keynote.

5 Don’ts for Bitcoin Startups

CoinTelegraph tapped into the experience of several startup founders to get an idea of things aspiring entrepreneurs should avoid when starting their own business in the cryptocurrency industry, which for many is still uncharted territory.

 

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