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Bitcoin Weekly Issue 4
April 18, 2014
Featured
Side Chains: The How, The Challenges and the Potential
Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, gives his take on Sidechains and its challenges, and compares it to existing Bitcoin 2.0 projects.
Vitalik Buterin
Bitcoin is A Coup, Not an Exit
If Bitcoin achieve its potential, it will completely revolutionize our world by enhancing the freedom of even those who don’t want that.
Eli Dourado
The invention of the blockchain
A very easy to understand explanation of the Byzantine General’s problem and how it is solved by the blockchain. Useful read for people that don’t understand what Bitcoin brings to the table as a technology.
Liam Z
BitUndo can destroy instant 0-confirmation transactions
Oleg Andreev discusses the ramifications of new double-spending as a service Bitundo and reflects on zero-confirmation transactions.
oleganza.com
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Let them eat Bitcoin mining rigs
Bitcoin mining compared to oil exploration. The built-in difficulty control makes the economics of Bitcoin mining operations very different than that of usual commodities.
ft.com
Whither the price of Bitcoin?
Tuur Demeester provides a thorough technical analysis of Bitcoin’s price and makes predictions for the near future.
Tuur Demeester
BitAngels Closes 10,000 BTC Fund for Decentralised Applications
coindesk.com
Legal and Regulations
Victory - MtGox Recovery Updates
MtGox has filed for liquidation, and Mark Karpeles is out.
mtgoxrecovery.com
Draft paper on Bitcoin regulation: securities, derivatives, prediction markets, & gambling
Jerry Brito
Block Chain Technology Offers New Crime-Fighting Options
coindesk.com
[VIDEO] Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet ?
Fascinating presentation on the potential and challenges of smart contracts from the point of view of law practitioners and scholars.
Harvard.edu
Bitcoin 101
Bitcoin Paper Wallets from Scratch
This article introduces paper wallets from the beginning, with an eye toward using them for secure, long-term, offline storage.
bitzuma.com
[VIDEO] The Nightmare of a 51% Attack (Part1)
Calculating the costs of such an attack.
World Bitcoin Network
How to Spend a Bitcoin Paper Wallet in Three Easy Steps
Have you received a Bitcoin paper wallet, possibly as a gift, tip, prize, or through a Kiosk? Are you wondering how to spend the money contained on this paper wallet?
bitzuma.com
[VIDEO] Bitcoin Uprising
Newbie-targeted 26 min documentary about Bitcoin aired on CNBC. Covers a lot of history and sheds light on the phenomenon.
cnbc.com
Startups and Projects
Understanding Sidechains - The New Way to do Bitcoin 2.0
sidechains.com
Coinfloor to Become First 'Publicly Auditable' Bitcoin Exchange
Coinfloor, which has been a late comer to the exchanges party, is innovating faster than most.
co.uk
Bitcoin Vigil
Bitcoin Vigil keeps you and your devices secure, using bitcoin honeypots.
bitcoinvigil.com
[RFC] æthereum: a turing-complete coin distributed as per bitcoin's blockchain
Bitcointalk thread about æthereum, a clone of Ethereum that is experimenting with a new way of bootstrapping a cryptocurrency. Basically they just invented cloning and forking of a whole economy.
bitcointalk.org
Code and Development
BitID - Bitcoin Authentication Open Protocol
Let your users authenticate privately with Bitcoin addresses and signatures. No need for emails and passwords anymore.
google.com
Wladimir van der Laan's Top Four Priorities for Bitcoin
coindesk.com
Let's Talk Libbitcoin
Amir Taaki talks about the philosophy behind libbitcoin, an asynchronous C++ toolkit library for Bitcoin.
bitcoinmagazine.com
copay: A multisignature wallet by BitPay
BitPay
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