The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #94: Tokens Sales Everywhere, Litecoin Added To Coinbase & Other News From The Week

Coinbase continues to add testnet coins. Sorry, I mean cryptocurrencies 🙊 to their app. I've also inc
The Week In Bitcoin
The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #94: Tokens Sales Everywhere, Litecoin Added To Coinbase & Other News From The Week
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Coinbase continues to add testnet coins. Sorry, I mean cryptocurrencies 🙊 to their app. 
I’ve also included two solid pieces on the rise of token sales - both worth a read. Find them HERE and HERE.
In other news, my alma mater is sticking things on a chain. Let’s see where that goes 🙄.
I also found an answer to why there isn’t a bitcoin emoji 🤔 👀👇
— Alan Tsen, @alantsen 👊💯
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News This Week
The most impactful technologies are polarizing and make people uncomfortable. The boom in blockchain-based tokens in the past year has certainly made a lot of people uncomfortable. On one side, you…
Richard introduced the compilation of posts aiming to outline our thesis about a decentralised future. Attempting to reflect Deleuze & Guattari’s postulate about the Rhizome in A Thousand Plateaus…
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We are pleased to announce that Coinbase is adding support for Litecoin. Customers can now easily buy, sell, send, and store Litecoin via the Coinbase website or mobile apps. This is part of our…
While the billionaire co-founder of Atlassian, Scott Farquhar, was making headlines with the purchase of of Australia’s most expensive house, his business …
On the important question of why there isn't a bitcoin emoji 🤔
On the important question of why there isn't a bitcoin emoji 🤔
Many people find cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin appealing because they aren’t attached to any government and are thus immune to inflation associated with fiat money. But governments will inevitably play a role in what the future of cryptocurrencies looks like through taxation and regulation.
I currently look at the development of the blockchain ecosystem through the lens of creating a new decentralized application development stack. A good barometer is asking the question: “do we have…
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It is difficult to imagine that in the near future blockchain will not change almost every aspect of our daily lives. From payment transactions, to recording genetic information, to charging an electric car! In an increasingly competitive environment for German utilities companies, one power company is looking to blockchain technology as a means to cut…
According to the Litecoin website, “Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world.” If you’re familiar with the digital currency Bitcoin, the above definition might sound similar.
In an Australian first, the University of Melbourne will soon test blockchain technology to record student credentials.
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Cryptocurrencies are vulnerable to attacks targeting the network routing layer. In this guest post, Apostolaki, Zohar and Vanbever show that BGP attacks are back, and this time, they have a high value target.
The token world is getting crazy, but last week’s Gnosis ICO pushed us over the edge. Gnosis investors bought up approximately 4.2% of the total GNO token supply for $12.5 million (250,000 ETH)…
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