The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #83: Another Week

The Week In Bitcoin
The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #83: Another Week
By The Week In Bitcoin • Issue #25

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In this post Casey does a deep dive into an interesting use case for ecosystem applications, resilience bonds.  •  Share
I was on a business trip in New York just before Christmas and ended up meeting an old friend of mine, who I have not seen for ages. Naturally we ended up in a pub, with me explaining what this whole blockchain thing is all about over a beer. 
It’s a bit rough, but I hope it fosters some discussion. Constructive flames welcome! 1. Alice has Altcoin, but wants Bitcoin. 2. Bob has Bitcoin, but wants Altcoin. How can they exchange cryptocurrencies without a trusted third party?
The Cointelegraph looks into why Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has just purchased a Bitcoin company in Europe.
2016 has been a rollercoaster year for those of us following blockchain and distributed ledger tech. Whether it was bitcoin pushing toward $1,000, a consortium of banks open-sourcing software with R3’s Corda, or government and central banks supporting blockchain experimentations, you can’t deny the subject has been everywhere.
Proponents of Bitcoin as ‘digital cash’ place more emphasis on the accessibility aspect, arguing that its transaction fees should be low, whereas proponents of Bitcoin as ‘digital gold’ are more…  •  Share
As the black market caught on to its anonymity properties, Monero became the fastest growing cryptocurrency of 2016.
Cold Storage
An epic list of Bitcoin academic research
A trade group for investment funds in Ireland has announced it is developing a new blockchain proof-of-concept focused on regulatory reporting.
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