Issues » 56

Thorough recap of the stress test that took place last weekend.
Tim Swanson
How the new technology that powers Bitcoin could make supply chains much more transparent.
A satire of the block size increase debate and the abstract technical mazes that people are getting lost in.
Bram Cohen
Discussion between Andreas Antonopoulos, Gavin Andresen and Peter Todd.
A great thread and discussion by a founder of Blockstream
Adam Back
The author argues that their is no urgency to increase the block size and that an actual crisis will force consensus one way or another.
Allen Piscitello
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Masters thinks that right now the best apps will be those that bridge blockchain to existing banks and financial infrastructure.
Bitcoin Magazine
A bit redundant with the other links in this issue, but their graphs are pretty
More analysis of the types of transactions in blocks.
Luke Dash-Jr
The top two block makers (Discus Fish and AntPool) have increased their proportion of the network slightly such that the addition of the third largest pool (BW Pool) would give the threesome more than 50% of the network combined.
Organ of Corti
Sill 400kB average block size
Organ of Corti profitable for miners again for the first time since September 2014.
Organ of Corti
Legal and Regulations
This tracker breaks down the proposed Bitcoin regulations of several states into their basic issues. It can be used to compare the state approaches to each other as well as our State Digital Currency Principles and Framework.
A collection of thoughts on the final BitLicense. tldr: it’s not good.
The Bitlicense has failed to address an overbroad definition of virtual currency business activity and an unprecedented and discriminatory state-level anti-money laundering regime.
Startups and Projects
Impressive multisig opensource wallet by BitPay. Available on all platforms.
By former BitPay engineers
A new bitcoin blog by women working at Coinbase
Altcoins and Appcoins
We present a new, decentralized, efficient, and secure digital cryptocurrency, in which the ordinary users themselves keep turns to ensure that the systems works well.
Code and Development
Third in the series ECC: a gentle introduction
Andrea Corbellini
Video + code
Mike Hearn
More about their confidence factor on unconfirmed transactions.
It’s not as easy as one might think. The blockchain is a tricky data structure.
Jameson Lopp
Open source Bitcoin powered spam control for Gmail. Interesting approach.
Timbo White
Some block makers have found block hashes at a difficulty of almost 300,000x the mining difficulty, and that this is independent of the network mining difficulty.
Organ of Corti
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