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There is a clear shift of opinions happening on Wall Street about Bitcoin.
The Next Web
Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, can be used to improve security and grant users more granular control over when and how they choose to identify themselves.
Peter Van Valkenburgh
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
The US Marshals Service (USMS) has announced that 14 bidders participated in today’s auction of 50,000 BTC, worth $13.4m at press time, placing 34 bids over the course of the six-hour event.
An excellent compilation of current projects and companies.
William Mougayar
A paper published by researchers from the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering provides insight into the world of bitcoin mining and reveals the reason why many bitcoin miners struggle to break even.
Mark Carter
Organ of Corti
The network hashrate has increased continuously since late January.
Organ of Corti
This opens up Bitcoin investment to non-accredited investors that don’t want to purchase bitcoins directly.
Michael Carney
Chinese pools control more than half the network.
Organ of Corti
Startups and Projects
Marcelo Miranda
It works only for crypto, not fiat. The orderbook is centralized, but settlement is not, which is an improvement.
Abra is a peer-to-peer digital cash network that uses the Bitcoin blockchain to settle transfers. Looks promising and I like how they don’t use the word Bitcoin on their website.
Interesting real-time visualisation of the blockchain.
Code and Development
Organ of Corti
Built with peatio and bitgod
Benedict Chan
A Look at the Original Bitcoin Client and Where We’ve Gone Since
Arianna Simpson
A set of related open source projects that aim to provide a foundation for Multisignature HD Bitcoin Wallet developments.
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