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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 24
September 26, 2014
“Device Democracy”: IBM’s IoT Paper
If devices in your home each had their own Bitcoin wallet, the Internet of Things could rapidly become the Economy of Things.
Richard Gendal Brown
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
The Bitcoin Hype Cycle
We are in the trough of disillusionment phase, because Bitcoin isn’t yet used for things that can’t exist without it.
Fred Wilson
Bitcoin in the Philippines: A Perfect Cryptocurrency Storm
The Philippines, with its heavy reliance on remittances and its hyper-connected population, is an ideal cradle for cryptocurrency apps.
Martin Pasquier
PayPal Announces First Partnerships in Bitcoin Space
Pretty big news that PayPal is entering (warily) the Bitcoin waters.
Legal and Regulations
Davis Polk Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Regulation Resources
This page contains Davis Polk (law firm) resources relating to regulation of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
Davis Polk
Bitcoin gets an industry-backed advocacy group
Coin Center is led by Jerry Brito and its mission will be to build a better understanding of digital currencies to promote a regulatory climate that preserves maximum freedom of action for innovation.
Nancy Scola
Bitcoin 101
Evaluating Bitcoin as a Currency
The bet on bitcoin is that if it becomes a more accepted medium of exchange (because of its technological advantages) or store of value (because more people want it), it will eventually become a mainstream unit of account.
Startups and Projects
OKCoin Tops World BTC/USD 24-Hour Trade Volumes For First Time
Atlas ATS Introduces 60-Second Price Protection for Bitcoin Traders
BTCJam releases some statistics
How Discus Fish Became China's Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool
Altcoins and Appcoins
Ripple Signs First Two U.S. Banks to Bitcoin-Inspired Payments Network
Smaller banks are starting to use new protocols and technologies to compete.
The Continued Existence of Altcoins, Appcoins and Commodity coins
Topics include the economic incentives for creating altcoins, appcoins, commodity coins and also several bitcoin 2.0 proposals.
Tim Swanson
Code and Development
Announcing the New BitPay API
The interesting part is in the authentication scheme. BitPay has done away with OAuth and shared secrets, and instead relies on ECC to authenticate requests and resources.
Eric Martindale
Payment Protocol in the Browser
Christopher Jeffrey
New Multisig accounts API from Coinbase
Are HD Wallets Scalable?
Discussion of some tradeoffs when making an HD wallet
Wei Lu
How (and why) pools (and all miners) should use the Relay Network
It exists as a way for pool operators to get their blocks relayed quickly across a separate network both as a backup to the P2P network and as a quicker way to get the latest blocks as it skips relaying transactions which have already been seen.
Matt Corallo
Building a block-chain database the right way
Replicating the blockchain correctly in real-time can be very error-prone. Here are some of the dangers to watch out for and how to do it right.
Sergio Lerner
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