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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #95

Issue #95

19 - 25 September 2015 

This week has been an interesting week! Circle announced that they received their NY BitLicense, Coinbase announced that they are filing patents on Bitcoin technology, BitPay announced staff layoff, 21 Inc. announced their first product - a Bitcoin computer and KeepKey launches their Bitcoin hardware wallet.
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Latest News

21 Inc. Releases First Product, a ‘Bitcoin Computer’

Bitcoin startup 21 Inc. is releasing its first product, a computer that seeks to make bitcoin a standard feature of web services and encourage developers to build products that integrate the digital currency.

Coinbase moves to claim ownership of the Bitcoin market with various patent filings

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase, Inc. has taken what could be at mildly best described as an interesting move by filing patents for many of the key aspects of the current existing Bitcoin marketplace.

Bitcoin Processor BitPay Reduces Staff in Cost-Cutting Effort

BitPay has reduced the size of its staff in an effort to cut costs, according to an email sent by CEO Stephen Pair to the firm's employees today.

Circle Obtains BitLicense Approval

Circle has become the first Bitcoin company in history to receive the BitLicense and they can finally offer their services to New York customers again.

Ecosystem

Why Bitcoin Can Flourish in China

China-based international law researcher Aiga Gosh briefly examines China's economic history, its currency controls and the rise of bitcoin in the country.

KeepKey is a $240 hardware wallet for your Bitcoin

KeepKey generates and stores private Bitcoin keys and lets you make purchases online — negating the need to trust a third-party service with your keys.

Mining

BitFury Invests $100 Million into Republic of Georgia for Mega-Data Center

Global bitcoin blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company BitFury is planning to invest US$100 million to build its second data center in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and the first technology park.

A gentle introduction to bitcoin mining

Antony Lewis continues his writing on his new blog, this time with an introduction to Bitcoin mining.

Legal

Russian Ministry Proposes Correctional Labor for Bitcoin Crimes

Russia's Ministry of Finance has developed a new version of its proposed law that would both outlaw and apply criminal penalties for bitcoin use.

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Annotated Bitcoin paper

You might find Satoshi's Bitcoin paper annotated an interesting read.

 

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