The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #78: Up, Up And Away

Up, Up And AwayJust in case you haven't noticed Bitcoin is flying high (again).Regardless of what you
The Week In Bitcoin
The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #78: Up, Up And Away
By The Week In Bitcoin • Issue #20
Up, Up And Away
Just in case you haven’t noticed Bitcoin is flying high (again).
Regardless of what your theory might be for its meteoric rise in price, it’s clear that Bitcoin is back in favour. Now let’s see where 2017 takes us 🚀🌙
 — Alan Tsen, @alantsen 👊💯
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Bitcoin closes in on $USD1,000 [Nov - Dec 2016]
Bitcoin closes in on $USD1,000 [Nov - Dec 2016]
News This Week
Digital currency Bitcoin surged 79% since the start of 2016 to $778, its highest level since early 2014, four times the gains of Russia’s ruble and Brazil’s real
ONLINE RETAILER OVERSTOCK.COM has become the first publicly traded company to issue stock over the internet, distributing more than 126,000 company shares via technology based on the bitcoin blockchain.
IBTimes speaks to Dr Lee Braine from Barclays Investment Bank about its new smart contracts research paper.
CoinDesk’s editor Pete Rizzo asked me to be a Guest Editor with him for their year-end series of thought leadership articles, that will run over the next 3 weeks. I was honored to be asked, and happy to help.
Money is not interoperable, globally. It takes days to move value from network to network and costs the world over $2 trillion a year to move that value.
What is a Lightsuite? It’s a word invented to describe that what wasn’t fully encapsulated by the term Lightwallet. Basically, a Lightwallet in the case of Ethereum is a piece of software that…  •  Share
Modern societies rely entirely on big intermediaries, such as banks, to establish trust in their economies. Overall, they have done a good job fulfilling their function. However, there are problems that stem from old business models clashing with new technology. Inherent to the old model is centralization, which is buckling under its own weight.
Blythe Masters gives her opening and closing remarks and Robert Palatnick particpates in a Fireside Chat with DTCC at the Digital Asset Client Forum 2016.
I have been working on automating the compilation and testing of Ethereum solidity contracts, via the use of Truffle. I’ve got the test results being published back into the portal, allowing me to see on each commit if my code still compiles and passes my tests. 
A simple tool to track how far along segregated witness adoption is.  •  Share
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