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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #97

Issue #97

3 - 9 October 2015 

According to CoinFire, Cryptsy is currently under investigations by various US enforcement agencies. This will be very interesting news to follow in the coming weeks/months but do also be on alert with regards to your funds there should more negative news follow through.
Bobby

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Latest News

Federal Investigations of Cryptsy Underway

Coin Fire is now able to report that multiple federal investigations are underway regarding Crypsty including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service, among others.

Winklevoss Twins Receive Approval To Launch Bitcoin Exchange Gemini

Gemini, the bitcoin exchanged started by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has finally received approval to launch from the New York State Department of Financial.

Ripple Releases Interledger to Connect Bank and Blockchain Worlds

Ripple is releasing Interledger, a new protocol aimed at connecting bank and blockchain ledgers.

Market

Bitcoin Doesn’t Make Remittances Cheaper

Luis Buenaventura, previously from Rebit.ph shares his thoughts and insights in Bitcoin remittance after he left the company.

Designing a Global Fabric for Finance (G3F)

Tim Swanson, Director of Market Research at R3 shares some insights on R3's plans in the coming months with the banking collaborations in place.

Lightning, Duplex and the Search for Scalable Bitcoin Micropayments

CoinDesk speaks to developers seeking to update the functionality of bitcoin's technology to allow for cost-effective micropayments.

Ecosystem

The Stellar network upgrade is coming soon!

The upgrade to the Stellar network has been nine months in development and will be ready soon. The big news is that the old native currency, stellars will be "upgraded" to the new native currency, lumens.

The Evolution of Ethereum

Many of you know that the Ethereum platform grew out of the realization that blockchains can go far beyond currency, together with a frustration with the limitations of previous projects. The core idea was simple: a blockchain with a built-in Turing-complete programming language, allowing users to build any kind of applications on top. Over time, …

Dutch National Police Set Sights on Blockchain-Based Cloud Services

The Dutch National Police have taken an interest in Blockchain-based cloud services. A presentation given over the summer reveals a new focus on Storj and Filecoin.

The Blockchain is a Journal

One way to think of the blockchain is as a journal or diary shared by people all over the world. The journal starts out empty, but then someone can write the first entry on the first page, and once that happens, it will be synchronized to every other person’s copy of the journal so that they are all kept up to date.

Learn

It’s Time To Learn Bitcoin

21 Inc. prepared a very good Bitcoin tutorial for all to learn.

A gentle introduction to digital tokens

Antony Lewis explores digital tokens in relation to cryptocurrencies and blockchains, differentiating between blockchain-native tokens like BTC and asset-backed tokens like IOUs on Ripple.

 

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