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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 18
July 25, 2014
Bitcoin: the Stripe perspective
Bitcoin has the potential to create an open, unbundled, global payments and transactions ecosystem that glues together existing infrastructure and innovates on top of it.
Greg Brockman
“Decentralized”, you keep using that word but I don’t think it means what you think it means
People keep touting Bitcoin’s decentralized property as a huge advantage because it is supposed to result in a very flat structure, but this is not generally the case of decentralized systems.
LM Goodman
Network Security and Proof of Work: Do We Need an Alternative?
This essay weighs the pros and cons of proof of work and proof of stake.
Arianna Simpson
Under the Microscope: Conclusions on the Costs of Bitcoin
Bitcoin mining is not as expensive or wasteful as its detractors think it is. In fact it’s much leaner and cleaner than existing solutions.
Hass McCook
[video] A Fred Talk for Good
On July 14th, Fred Wilson spoke at NYU about how bitcoin can help turbocharge online fundraising for charities.
Fred Wilson
Erik Voorhees response to NYDFS Bitcoin Proposal
Reflections on the NYDFS BitLicense proposal and the right of privacy.
Erik Voorhees
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Sierra Leone Fashion Company Brings Bitcoin to West Africa
Computer Giant Dell Now Accepts Bitcoin
Pete Rizzo
Legal and Regulations
New York To Bitcoin Startups: Get Permission Or Get Out
Bitcoin allows people to build financial technology without asking for permission, but if New York state has its way, this won’t be the case for long.
Bitcoin 101
[pdf] A paper on Cryptocurrency by Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado
It starts with the problems that have plagued digital cash in the past and the technical advance that makes cryptocurrency possible, then discusses the unique economic questions that cryptocurrencies raise.
Jerry Brito, Eli Dourado
Startups and Projects
Get Bits by Bitpay: Get bitcoin from your friends.
Coinsetter Launches Out of Beta, Platform Now Full US Bitcoin Exchange Releases New Android Wallet App
The key thinking behind the update is to make bitcoin more accessible. It hides the complexity of the protocol in order to encourage mainstream user adoption.
Romain Dillet
Bitcoin Transfers Back into the Gliph iOS Application
Ex-Goldman Trader’s Bitcoin Exchange to Fill Mt. Gox Void
bitFlyer, a new exchange based in Japan, just raised $1.6m
Bitwage is a secure, seamless portal that allows you to pay and be paid wages in Bitcoin.
BTC China Launches USD, HKD Bitcoin Trading Accounts
Pete Rizzo
Barry Silbert Leads $250,000 Investment in Mexican Bitcoin Exchange Volabit
Nermin Hajdarbegovic
Altcoins and Appcoins
Filecoin is a data storage network and electronic currency based on Bitcoin.
Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System
Called Codius, the proposed system will be programming language agnostic and work with existing monetary and contractual systems.
Daniel Cawrey
Ethereum and Oracles
Smart contracts via oracles are some of the most interesting technologies enabled by cryptocurrencies. This article looks at how oracles and Ethereum can work together.
Vitalik Buterin
Launching the Ether Sale
It has started. The price will remain the same for the next 11 days. (1 BTC for 2,000 ETH)
Vitalik Buterin
Code and Development
WinkDex Price Index Launches Developer API
Real Time Invoice System with Feedback for Bitcoin
Bitcore 3000 is Three Times Faster for Bitcoin on the Web
Bitcore now includes Fedor Indutny’s cryptography modules which are super fast.
Ryan X Charles
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