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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 31
November 13, 2014
Apologies for the lateness of this issue, it was due to poor health. Back on schedule this Friday :-) - Peter C.
Featured
Random Darknet Shopper: Internet art randomly spends $100/wk of Bitcoin in darknet
One of the first autonomous algorithm using Bitcoin is actually part of an artwork.
Cory Doctorow
Opinion
I love the blockchain just not Bitcoin
Must read. You can’t separate blockchain technology from a native token for a slew of reasons. And Bitcoin is the one winning for now.
Jonathan Levin
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
My Money 20/20 Recap
Bitcoin garnered a fair amount of attention, but we are still in a pre-1.0 phase.
Two-Bit Idiot
Bitcoin Traffic Bulletin
A study and simulation of transaction confirmation time in relation to network load.
HashingIt
Weekly Bitcoin Network Statistics
Organ Ofcorti
Legal and Regulations
Why Cryptoequity May Not Be Securities
Thoughtful piece by a law school professor on the very peculiar nature of cryptoequity.
Houman Shadab
Bitcoin 101
Examining MintPal Bitcoin Addresses
An introduction to analyzing the blockchain through clustering.
Coinalytics
What is Bitcoin?
Yet another pretty good attempt at an answer to that question.
Erik Voorhees
How Much Are Bitcoins?
A simple interface to help you understand prices in bitcoins and bits.
howmucharebitcoins.com
Startups and Projects
Introducing Slur. This one will be controversial.
Slur is an open source, decentralized and anonymous marketplace for the selling of secret information in exchange for bitcoin.
slur.io
Tim Draper-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Vaurum Rebrands
coindesk.com
Altcoins and Appcoins
Counterparty Ignites Debate With Ethereum Integration
Counterparty successfully ported open-source software from the Ethereum project to its platform, equipping it with new functionality.
Pete Rizzo
Code and Development
Onename Goes Open Source to Decentralize Auth
Onename
BIP Proposal: Auxiliary headers
This BIP describes a method for adding an auxiliary header to Bitcoin blocks.
Tier Nolan
BIP 65: OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY
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
Summary of Developments in decentralised 2FA wallets
There has been very nice progress in the last month or two. Decentralised 2FA wallets run on a desktop/laptop and have a (currently always Android) smartphone app to go with them.
Mike Hearn
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