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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 25
October 3, 2014
The Internet’s Missing Link
The CTO of Ripple Labs compares the evolution of the Internet to that of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Stefan Thomas
BTC Isn’t a Currency
Bitcoin is a commodity, not a currency. It should be pitched as such to garner broader acceptance.
Two-Bit Idiot
Tim, why don’t you send yourself to a provably unspendable address?
Some quotes from new anti-bitcoin book by Jeffery Robinson: BitCon.
Tim Swanson
Apple’s Lesson for Bitcoin: Think Bigger
Bitcoin enthusiasts and companies should focus on using Bitcoin for global B2B and Gov2B international transactions.
Michael J. Casey
Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise
reddit is thinking about creating a cryptocurrency and making it exchangeable (backed) by real shares of reddit, and then distributing the currency to the community as a way to give back.
Jordan Crook
Bitcoin 101
Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day
The SHA-256 algorithm used for mining is simple and can be done by hand. The process is extremely slow. But performing the algorithm manually is a good way to understand exactly how it works.
Ken Shirriff
[video] Fred Ehrsam’s Bitcoin Presentation
Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of Coinbase, does a good job explaining what Bitcoin is and why it is important in ten minutes, no small feat.
Fred Ehrsam
Brilliant and concise definition of money and Bitcoin.
It is often hard to define money and Bitcoin to a lay person in just a few hundred words, but this guy did it pretty well.
This article presents the platform’s design principles and properties for a non-technical audience, reviews its past, present and future uses, and points out risks and regulatory issues as Bitcoin interacts with the conventional financial system and the real economy.
Harvard Business School
Startups and Projects
Hands-On With BtChip’s HW-1
It’s cheap, simple and effective.
Coding In My Sleep
Top Bitcoin VCs Back Coinapult's $775k Venture Round
Pete Rizzo
Robocoin Launches Custom Bitcoin Wallet Targeting Underbanked
Pete Rizzo
CoinCorner Launches Mobile Wallet, POS Solution and Payment Gateway
Nermin Hajdarbegovic
Coinify Raises Millions to Build Europe's Complete Bitcoin Solution
Pete Rizzo
Circle's Live
Two-Bit Idiot
Code and Development
[video] Http Based Bitcoin Micropayment Channel Demo
A bitcoin micropayment channel allows a client and server to set up a trust-less feed and send many transactions off the block chain and then once complete broadcast it to the network.
James Poole
Straight: an opensource Bitcoin payment gateway
Straight allows you to start receiving payments just like you would with Coinbase or Bitpay. But this time YOU control your money and you don’t need to ask anybody else for the permission.
Roman Snitko
This BIP describes a new opcode (OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY) for the Bitcoin scripting system that allows a transaction output to be made unspendable until some point in the future.
Peter Todd
Games 4 Doge: A Contest to Promote The Use of Dogecoin in Games
A gamedev contest with an initial 1 million dogecoin prize pot.
Clark Van Oyen
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