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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #91

Issue #91

22 - 28 August 2015 

Really sorry for sending the newsletter out late this week. Most of the news for the week involves the Bitcoin block size increase.
Bobby

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Latest News

Australian Bitcoin exchange igot ceases trading, may have been an India-based scam

Australian Bitcoin exchange igot Pty. Ltd. has ceased trading with users reporting that they are unable to obtain withdrawals from the site and that the company.

Iran’s First Bitcoin Exchange Launching

BTXCapital has announced the launch of Iran’s first Bitcoin exchange, a country historically sanctioned by western countries leading to fewer payment providers.

Market

UBS' Alex Batlin on the Future of Blockchain Tech in Finance

When it announced its 'blockchain innovation lab' earlier this year, UBS caused a ripple of excitement and trepidation.

Ecosystem

We are a Bitcoin Family

Jamie Redman explains how his family revolves their lives around Bitcoin and his philosophy behind the adoption of this lifestyle.

Support Grows for BIP 100 Bitcoin Block Size Proposal

Support for BIP 100, the market-led scalability fix from core developer Jeff Garzik, is growing as more miners pick sides in bitcoin's block size debate.

Bitcoin comes to Cuba. Could it help end the country’s crazy two-currency system?

The first reported bitcoin transactions between the US and Cuba mark the latest innovation brought to the island's complicated economy, as the two countries normalize relations.

Mining

Look inside the surreal world of an Icelandic bitcoin mine, where they literally make digital money

Business Insider visited a Bitcoin mine owned by Genesis Mining in Iceland. There's some really amazing photographs here.

Everything You Need to Know about the Proposed Changes to the Bitcoin Block Size Cap

This article gives a great overview of the various proposals to increase the block size limit.

Litecoin’s First Block Reward Halving

On 25 August 2015, Litecoin will go through a big milestone where its block reward will halve for the first time from 50 LTC to 25 LTC.

Learn

3 Free Resources to Learn Blockchain Technology

Want to know more about blockchain? Check out these 3 free resources covering everything you need to know about blockchain.

Research Examines Blockchain Securities Under US Law

Cryptosecurities may not be subject to commercial transactions law under the US Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), according to new research.

 

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