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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #85

Issue #85

11 - 17 July 2015 

Seems like the recent bull run has lost some steam? It should go up further, dammit!
Bobby

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Latest News

London's first listed bitcoin company is coming and investors are 'curious'

Bitcoin and blockchain focused company Coinsilium is planning to list its shares on London’s junior stock market AIM later this summer, making it the first bitcoin company to IPO in Britain and one of just a handful in the world. Coinsilium invests in, incubates, and advises companies that work with bitcoin or the blockchain.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds Bitsoko, promotes bitcoin literacy in Kenya

A digital currency wallet, Bitsoko funded by Bill & Melinda Gates foundation announced plans to sponsor a series of educational events in Nairobi, Kenya, on the blockchain for start-ups.

Market

16 Banks That Are Experimenting With Blockchain

"Blockchain" is the mainstream banks' new buzzword, and they're taking it seriously. We take a look at 16 banks that are currently exploring the technology.

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges: Litecoin Price Volatility Driving Bitcoin Gains, Not Chinese Stock Market

According to Arthur Hayes, the Cofounder and CTO of BitMEX, a litecoin ponzi scheme may have caused both bitcoin price and volume increases on Chinese digital currencies exchanges in the last few days.

How we traded a million Minecraft blocks in Bitcoin

A story of supply and demand of voxel goods.

Ecosystem

State of Bitcoin Q2 2015: Price Rallies Amid Economic Turmoil

CoinDesk’s Q2 2015 State of Bitcoin report examines the key data and events from the cryptocurrency space in the last quarter.

Bitcoin Trends In The First Half Of 2015

Coinbase presents their insights on Bitcoin trends for the first half of 2015

Legal

Xapo Execs Lose Bid to Dismiss Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Five Xapo employees, including CEO Wences Casares, have lost their bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought on by their former employer LifeLock.

Digital Advocacy Groups Critical of California Bitcoin Regulation

Digital advocacy groups speak out against pending bitcoin regulation currently before the California Senate.

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Tax Breaks for Bitcoin Exchanges

New Jersey State Assemblymen Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), are proposing a bill creating a regulatory framework for digital currency exchange companies and offering tax breaks to exchange companies created in or relocating to the state.

 

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