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Virtual money is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat, says the CFTC.
Great recap of what appears to have been a very successful conference.
Part 2
The author elaborates on the recent “private blockchain” hype that doesn’t make much sense.
Arvind Narayanan
OneName explains why it moved its infrastructure from the Namecoin blockchain to the Bitcoin blockchain. tldr: Bitcoin has the most secure blockchain.
Yet another analysis of the block size increase debate.
Washington Sanchez
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Goldman, Barclays, JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse, BBVA, RBS, CBA and State Street
Network hashrate continues to increase
Organ of Corti
Distributed ledger technology is likely to disrupt financial services first by making existing processes more efficient, secure, transparent and inexpensive, and then later by creating new products that we can’t even dream of.
EclipseMC has a good week, BitMinter and Kano have a good six months.
Organ of Corti
KNC Miner grows to 9.4% of the network from only 5.3% two weeks ago.
Organ of Corti
Startups and Projects
Ledger is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, as well as any relevant intersections with mathematics, computer science, engineering, law, and economics. It is published online on a quarterly basis by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
Good dashboard that compare uses of the different meta-protocols.
Ricardo Casatta
A website that aggregates addresses that have burned bitcoins
Code and Development
In depth statistical analysis of BIP101 activation, that corrects prior analysis.
Organ of Corti
Jeff Garzik
The author describes a new way to for a node in the Bitcoin blockchain to prove its peers he stores a copy of the blockchain.
Sergio Lerner
Jameson Lopp
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