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AltcoinWeekly - Issue #99

Issue #99

17 - 23 October 2015 

Bitcoin price is inching towards $300. Exciting times again! Also, I just reviewed the Trezor Bitcoin hardware wallet. Go take a read!
Bobby

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Latest News

Bitcoin Groups and Law Enforcement Unite to Form Blockchain Alliance

A number of digital currency groups and businesses are partnering with law enforcement agencies on a new public-private discussion forum.

American Express Invests In Abra, Which Announces U.S. & Philippines Launch

Bitcoin startup Abra will soon launch in the US and Philippines, and is rolling out a merchant services API. It also received investment from American Express and Ratan Tata.

Market

What 2016 Holds for Bitcoin Businesses

What's going on in the bitcoin industry right now and what should companies in the space expect from next year?

Eclipse Attacks on Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Network

Ethan Heilman from Boston University gave a talk at the security seminar on his recent Usenix Security paper. This is very interesting work demonstrating some worrying attacks on the Bitcoin network.

Ecosystem

Trezor Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Review

CoinGecko reviews Trezor, a Bitcoin hardware wallet. We take a look at its security features and how it can help you protect your bitcoin holdings.

Xapo CEO: A Bitcoin May Be Worth $1 Million

Xapo CEO Wences Casares believes there is a decent chance that the bitcoin price will eventually reach $1 million per bitcoin.

Mining

21 Inc Applies for Digital Currency Mining Circuitry Patent

21 Inc, the best-funded company in bitcoin, has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Legal

EU's Top Court Rules That Bitcoin Exchange Is Tax-Free

Bitcoin got a boost at the European Union’s top court after judges said exchanging virtual currencies should be exempt from value-added tax in the same way as traditional cash.

Learn

Permissioned vs Permissionless Blockchain Research

The Bitfury Group in collaboration with Jeff Garzik published a whitepaper examining the compatibility of public and private blockchains.

 

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