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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 22
September 12, 2014
[pdf] Innovations in payment technologies and the emergence of digital currencies
BoE recognizes that Bitcoin and its distributed ledger are a significant innovation that can transform today’s financial system
Bank of England
Why I'm investing in bitcoins (Updated)
Eventually, he couldn’t invest in bitcoins because of his employer, but he still makes a good case.
Timothy B Lee
Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin’s block chain tech
Combine Bitcoin’s block chain technology, BitTorrent and a secure messaging protocol called telehash and you get a distributed infrastructure that some IBM researchers think would be ideal for the internet of things.
Stacey Higginbotham
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
[pdf] Pantera's august newsletter
Topics include analysis of the bitcoin price, and the role of bitcoin against gold.
Pantera Capital
What Does it Really Cost to Buy and Sell Bitcoins?
Kraken launches the complete cost index to track these costs.
First World Solutions, Third World Problems? — Medium
Apple Pay put into perspective.
Luis Buenaventura
The Hottest Sectors in Bitcoin, Ranked by Venture Capital Flow
Tom Sharkey
Legal and Regulations
Value Added Tax (VAT) & Bitcoin – A Summary – Bitcoin Magazine
It looks like Bitcoin will be exempt of VAT in most of Europe
Stefano Capaccioli
Coinbase Responds To New York's Recently Proposed BitLicense
The BitLicense is redundant, hostile to Bitcoin and innovation in general.
Startups and Projects
Coinbase Expands Internationally, Now Available In 14 Countries
A lot of Europe with notable exceptions being UK and Germany.
Hands-On With Trezor
An in-depth review of the long-awaited Trezor.
David Perry
BTChip Launches Multi-Signature USB Bitcoin Wallet
BTChip and GreenAddress have teamed up to launch a USB bitcoin hardware wallet designed to offer multi-signature security on a budget.
Nermin Hajdarbegovic
Gem Is A Bitcoin API To Seamlessly Build Bitcoin Services With Bank-Grade Security | TechCrunch
Gem provides a highly available, scalable API for bitcoin developers to abstract the bitcoin storing layer.
Romain Dillet
Altcoins and Appcoins
[pdf] The Ripple Protocol Consensus Algorithm
In this work, a novel consensus algorithm is presented that circumvents this requirement by utilizing collectively-trusted subnetworks within the larger network.
The Stellar Report
The Stellar ecosystem is growing fast.
Code and Development
A Python Alternate Full-Node
Stealth messages in bitcore2
A tentative implementation
Ryan X. Charles
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