18 - 24 July 2015
BitX announced that they have $4 million and this money will be used to grow operations in South East Asia and Africa. Both these regions most certainly need reputable Bitcoin exchanges to grow the ecosystem.
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BitX has raised a US$4 million in its Series A funding round led by the South African media firm Naspers through its payments subsidiary PayU.
Spanish Bitcoin startup Coinffeine has launched the world’s first decentralized Bitcoin exchange platform in more than 70 countries, including Russia, China, Indonesia and Brazil.
Factom has closed $1.1m in new funding following the debut of a release client and before an expected beta client rollout.
Princeton's Arvind Narayanan describes nine possible Bitcoin-powered decentralized applications.
In yesterday’s post on AVC, Fred Wilson said it’s silly for investors to assert they’d invest in blockchain startups but not Bitcoin startups because Bitcoin and blockchain tech are tied at the hip. In the comments, Crypto Brief presented a few points with regards to Bitcoin and blockchain tech being tied at the hip.
Not one VC in a room full of them (90 of them) raised their hands when asked how many would invest in a bitcoin startup. Maybe the distinction is bitcoin vs blockchain. But bitcoin and blockchain are joined at the hip. You don’t get one without the other.
A new service, Challenger Deep, is launching its invite-only beta this week with the promise of delivering the "gold standard" for bitcoin data.
Last week, Bitcoin came under a massive, sophisticated attack by a dedicated, well-funded black hat hacker. It caused tremendous delays in transaction confirmation, much higher fees, and forced the rate of transactions per second (tps) into significantly higher ranges. Fees up 25X, TPS up to 200. But Bitcoin Lives On.
A Barclays analyst produced a report to understand the blockchain's potential.
Is there any value in a blockchain without a cryptocurrency? The debate has been running for a while but the past month has seen a serious uptick. The question being asked is: Is there any value in a blockchain without a cryptocurrency? And can these “tokenless shared ledgers” be called blockchains at all?
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