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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #96

Issue #96

26 September - 2 October 2015 

The big news this week is that of 13 new banks joining the R3 partnership to work together on blockchain technology bringing the total number of banks involved to 22.
Bobby

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Latest News

Chinese Auto Giant Wanxiang Plans $50 Million Blockchain Fund

Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group has announced it intends to invest $50m in blockchain technology to improve its product lines.

Imperial College London Opens Cryptocurrency Research Center

Imperial College London has established a research center dedicated to blockchain initiatives.

Bitcoin Company Coinplug Raises $5 Million in Funding

South Korean bitcoin services company Coinplug has closed a $5m Series B funding round.

Market

How We Think About Patents At Coinbase

Brian Armstrong shares his views on why Coinbase is applying for the Bitcoin patents.

OneName’s Blockstore is much less secure than Namecoin

Namecoin develoeprs provide a counter-argument on why OneName's Blockstore is less secure than using the Namecoin's blockchain.

Ecosystem

Voorhees: Supporting Privacy Makes Me an Extremist

Although the United States is supposed to be the "land of the free," Erik Voorhees feels like an extremist when supporting financial privacy.

13 more banks just joined the finance 'dream team' working on bitcoin's blockchain

13 more banks have joined the coalition of leading Wall Street and City names looking to take the technology that underpins bitcoin to the mainstream financial sector.

Ethereum Creator Discloses $9 Million Funding Shortfall

Alternative blockchain project Ethereum has released new details about the state of funding collected during its initial crowdsale.

NeuCoin Creates New Ecosystem on Top of a Blockchain

NeuCoin announced its launch on 23 September 2015, focussing on consumer adoption by targeting games, microtransactions and social media.

Truthcoin's Paul Sztorc: 'Buying Predictions is Just like Buying Orange Juice'

Prediction markets sound crazy. People “bet” on what the future will be, and the reported results end up accurate predicting the future.

Mining

DigitalBTC Bows Out of Bitcoin Mining Race

Australian firm DigitalBTC is bowing out of bitcoin mining to focus on its consumer products, its CEO has said.

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Study: Google Searches Can Predict Bitcoin Trading Volume

Google search data can predict the price of bitcoin, new research has found.

 

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