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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 33
November 28, 2014
[video] 32nd Annual Monetary Conference Keynote
Overstock CEO and Bitcoin trailblazer talks about the Bitcoin revolution, private currncies, the role of gold and the steps necessary to return to constitutional money and free banking.
Patrick Byrne
Strengthening the Core
Gavin Andresen explains his optimism amid fears that Bitcoin development is too centralized.
Gavin Andresen
Bitcoin: New plumbing for financial services
Great article that covers a rather unintuitive and often misunderstood aspect of Bitcoin. Bitcoins don’t exist, only transactions do.
Jonathan Levin
The Blockchain Application Stack
A VC at USV analyses the ramifications of the emergence of the blockchain and decentralized protocols on traditional Web-enabled business models.
Joel Monegro
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Weekly Bitcoin Network Statistics
Organ Ofcorti
Building Bridges
Bitcoin is increasingly getting support from mainstream industry leaders.
Bitcoin Foundation
Legal and Regulations
Kraken Selected to aid MtGox Liquidation
Kraken announced that it has been selected to support the investigation of missing bitcoin and the distribution of remaining assets to the creditors. This is great news as Kraken has a stellar reputation.
Spain Gives Europe Another Boost for Bitcoin Business
The Spanish national treasury has chosen to define bitcoin as “a convertible virtual currency that can be exchanged between users, and also can be converted into dollars, Euros or other currency.”
Ian Jackson
Bitcoin 101
Deconstructing Transactions
A very accessible explanation of what a Bitcoin transaction really is, all the way down to the binary data that is broadcast across the network.
Royal Fork
Visualizing Silk Road 2.0 Bitcoin Relationships
Blockchain forensics continued
Startups and Projects
Bitspark Enters Hong Kong's Remittance Market With Bitcoin Solution - Bitcoin Directory & Information Site
Boost VC Is Going Full Bitcoin
Adam Draper
Gambit - Play Games, Win Bitcoins. Closes $300k Funding to Expand Amazon Discount Service
BitX Creates 'Sexy' Mobile Apps to Draw New Bitcoin Users
4 New Bitcoin Startups Showcase at DEMO Fall 2014
BitQuest - The first minecraft server with bitcoin economy.
Altcoins and Appcoins
Proof of Stake: How I Learned to Love Weak Subjectivity
Reflexions on proof-of-stake algorithms, and why they ought to work, in a more economically efficient way than their proof-of-work counterparts.
Vitalik Buterin
Code and Development
A crazy idea for proofs of work
The creator of the bittorrent protocol proposes some new ideas for memory-hard proof-of-work.
Bram Cohen
The Computer Science of Crypto-Currency
A great starting point to understand the concepts in cryptography and distributed systems that are used in Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.
Nick Szabo
[video] Andreas Antonopoulos - The Potential of Blockchain Technology
Starts with a very compelling solution to consumer protection using automated escrows then breaks down some highly technical elements of the blockchain (nLockTime etc). This was presented at Atlassian, one of the bigger development companies, and they were all fixated.
Andreas Antonopoulos
Consensus lib added to bitcoin core
This adds a consensus lib that offers nothing more than transaction verification. It does not rely on any bitcoind globals or state, and boost is not required.
[pdf] Augur: a Decentralized, Open-Source Platform for Prediction Markets
It is an extension of Bitcoin Core’s source code which preserves as much of Bitcoin’s proven code and security as possible. Each
feature required for prediction markets is constructed from Bitcoin’s input/output-style transactions.
Jack Peterson & Joseph Krug
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