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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 26
October 10, 2014
Featured
Review: BitCon, The Naked Truth About Bitcoin by Jeffrey Robinson
A review of the book. The content is rather unsurprising.
Peter Surda
'The Bitcoin-technology by itself is worth nothing'; an interview with Dark Wallet front-man Amir Taaki
Amir Taaki is one of the most vocal advocates of the anonymity and freedom features of Bitcoin. While very fringy, his point of view is always interesting.
Amir Taaki
Opinion
Bitcoin's Killer Apps
Chain.com founder tells his vision of the future.
Adam Ludwin
Cryptocurrency products and services will determine adoption of the currency – not the other way round
We need to get away from the sterile “Bitcoin the currency” versus “Bitcoin the platform” debate. Instead, we should consider how one drives the other and how it’s the platform that is likely to drive the currency, not the other way round.
Richard Gendal Brown
Bitcoin – Price and Promise
Yet another take on Bitcoin’s price: it is an important metric in the long term, but in the short term, if you look at the right metrics, the future is very bright.
Fred Wilson
Why Bitcoin’s Price is Irrelevant to Its Success
It is a good thing the price tanked. We are entering a definitive new chapter in the evolution of Bitcoin. This chapter is one where its price doesn’t matter, but rather its capabilities do.
William Mougayar
Marc Andreessen on Finance: We Can Reinvent the Entire Thing
Marc Andreessen explains how global finance will be turned upside down by innovation within the next few years.
Marc Andreessen
Some ideas for native bitcoin apps
Chris Dixon
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Weekly Bitcoin Network Statistics
Biggest event is that Discus Fish has now surpassed Ghash.io by a wide margin.
Organ Ofcorti
Results of a 3,000+ person Bitcoin survey
Interesting data on student Bitcoin holders.
tumblr.com
Overstock.com Assembles Coders to Create a Bitcoin-Like Stock Market
Overstock.com is building software, based on the bitcoin digital currency, that could allow the big-name etailer to issue corporate stock over the internet, sidestepping traditional stock exchanges.
Cade Metz
State of Bitcoin Q3 2014: Ecosystem Maturing Amid Price Pressure
Choo-choo
Coindesk
[pdf] Septembre Pantera Bitcoin Letter
Well worth a read. Topics include price analysis, Apple Pay, and bitcoin economics.
Pantera Capital
Bitcoin 101
My Bitcoin 101 Pitch
A pretty good bitcoin 101 pitch that focuses on the non-controversial yet mind-blowing aspects of bitcoin, not on the currency.
Two-Bit Idiot
Startups and Projects
Why we are investing in Blockchain
Jeremy Liew from Lightspeed Ventures explains his investment in blockchain.info
Jeremy Liew
Coin Secrets - OP_RETURN metadata in the Bitcoin Blockchain
coinsecrets.org
CoinFabrik - Secure Cryptocurrencies Applications Development
coinfabrik.com
Epiphyte's Crypto Solution for Banks Wins Sibos Startup Challenge
coindesk.com
Coinarch Brings Investment Banking Products to Bitcoin
coindesk.com
Investor Tim Draper Leads SnapCard's $1.5 Million Seed Round
coindesk.com
SolidX Raises $3 Million to Give Institutional Investors Better Access to Bitcoin
coindesk.com
Airbitz's Touchless Bitcoin Wallet Targets Novices, Evangelists Alike
coindesk.com
Coinplug's $2.5 Million Funding Round Reveals Bitcoin Growth in Korea
coindesk.com
Altcoins and Appcoins
What is Counterparty?
Counterparty is a protocol for the creation and use of decentralized financial instruments using Bitcoin as a transport layer.
David Sterry
Code and Development
Talk on Multisignature Transactions
multisig transactions: what they are, what are use cases and how we can build an awesome super-secure Bitcoin storage solution.
Oleg Andreev
A Scalability Roadmap
This blog post is meant to sketch out one possible path for the behind-the-scenes technical work that is being done (or will need to get done) over the next few years to scale up Bitcoin.
Gavin Andresen
The Bitcoin Freeze on Transaction Attack (FRONT)
While very costly, this attack is creative.
Sergio Lerner
How to Accept Bitcoin with Ruby on Rails
A $20 course for Rails developers
Hank Stoever
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