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Hearn joins Chris Dixon to discuss the current state of bitcoin development and what it will take to move the bitcoin protocol into the mainstream.
Super interesting account on how a real economy developed on a Minecraft server thanks to Bitcoin.
Cristian Gonzalez
A stress test of the Bitcoin network can be all about preparing for the higher transaction volumes that are to come in the future, but it can also be a way for some people and organizations to further their agenda.
A good piece on accounting, Bitcoin and blockchains.
Roger Willis
“The most exciting thing about bitcoin’s blockchain technology is that it has the potential to democratize how money is created.”
WSJ - Christopher Mims
Bitcoin fees might have been an afterthought but are now an important part of the Bitcoin system. For the first time, we are starting to care about fees, which is sparking a new area of activity in Bitcoin.
David Sterry
Great discussion about bitcoin and other blockchains in the comments of Fred Wilson’s post.
Ryan Shea
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
AntPool, Bitfury, BTCChina up, Discus Fish down.
Organ of Corti
The price hasn’t moved much, but number of transactions and number of repositories are growing quickly, whatever that means.
AntPool and BitMinter still luckiest over past six months
Organ of Corti
Block size and transaction fees spike. Private farms might have 50% of the network.
Organ of Corti
Legal and Regulations
This book is the first of its kind delving into cryptocurrency law in four jurisdictions: Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Stuart Hoegner Jerry Brito
Startups and Projects
Custom QR codes, custom transaction fee settings, wallet fund sweeping, etc.
A money packet is a file which contains bitcoins, like a digital envelope containing money. Money packets can be shared over email or Dropbox or backed up for storage, like any other file. This site lets you to create money packets and claim their funds.
Code and Development
pyspool allows you to treat the blockchain as a database
SPV Bitcoin client for Node.js and the browser
Matt Bell
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