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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #94

Issue #94

12 - 18 September 2015 

BITCOIN PRICE (BITSTAMP)

Bitcoin Price

 

Latest News

Nine of the World’s Biggest Banks Form Blockchain Partnership

Nine of the world’s biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays, have joined forces with New York-based financial tech firm R3 to create a framework for using blockchain technology in the markets.

Bitcoin Is Officially a Commodity, According to U.S. Regulator

Virtual money is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat says the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Mt Gox CEO charged with embezzling £1.7m worth of bitcoin

Mark Karpelès faces the charges over his role in the collapse of the bitcoin exchange in 2014

Does Bitcoinica Founder Zhou Tong Have Some Explaining To Do?

Did Bitcoinica founder Zhou Tong steal funds, return a part of them, then pay someone to keep it quiet? Well that would seem to be the impression created by the latest revelation contained in a Youtube video discussed on Reddit.

Market

“Private blockchain” is just a confusing name for a shared database

The buzz in the financial industry is about “private blockchains.” But here’s the thing — “private blockchain” is just a confusing name for a shared database.

Ledger

Ledger is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, as well as any relevant intersections with mathematics, computer science, engineering, law, and economics. It is published online on a quarterly basis by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

Transcripts from the Scaling Bitcoin workshop

Here's a list of all the transcripts from the Scaling Bitcoin workshop in Montreal.

Ecosystem

What To Do When a Miner Controls Over 51% of Your Blockchain

Why it was an easy decision to move our blockchain ID registration system from Namecoin to Bitcoin.

Mining

The Decentralist Perspective, or Why Bitcoin Might Need Small Blocks

Aaron van Wirdum explains the points on why Bitcoin might need small blocks to counter centralization.

Learn

A gentle introduction to blockchain technology

People use the term ‘blockchain technology’ to mean different things, and it can be confusing. This article by Antony Lewis is a gentle introduction to blockchain technology.

Measuring Decentralization

An article on measuring decentralization in the economy.

 

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