The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #96: We're Back... And Nothing Has Changed

TWiB is back 🎉🎊 After an extended break (sorry, I've been a bit busy with my new gig), I'm back and r
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The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #96: We're Back... And Nothing Has Changed
By The Week In Bitcoin • Issue #38
TWiB is back 🎉🎊 After an extended break (sorry, I’ve been a bit busy with my new gig), I’m back and ready to bring you the most interesting news from the world of chains and crypto.
Unsurprisingly, little has changed since the last time I sent a newsletter out - people still selling scamkens ™, debate about scaling bitcoin and corporates hyping the magical chains they’re building internally 🙄
Enjoy the news and feel free to hit me up on the Twitters, Snap or Insta to chat  (I’m @alantsen everywhere). 
— Alan Tsen 👊💯
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📰 News This Week
Breaking bitcoin is an event for the technical community focusing on the security of Bitcoin and everything around it.
I’m not your lawyer, this is not legal advice. It’s not investment advice, either. AMP version of this page if you’re on mobile. See also my posts Thoughts on the SAFT and  On Token Liquidity  for additional analysis on the ICO boom. One of the nice things about stepping away from blockchain for a bit to…
At a recent SF Bitcoin Developers meetup, Bitcoin Core contributor and Blockstream CTO Greg Maxwell provided a technical presentation on the upcoming 0.15 release of Bitcoin Core.
Leon Li, founder and CEO of bitcoin exchange Huobi explores the current state of bitcoin in China.
😂 Some Quick Comic Relief
WTF Dash? Nothing else to say about this (H/T @Fluffypony)
WTF Dash? Nothing else to say about this (H/T @Fluffypony)
To see your current blockchain, enter blockchain or bc into the command prompt. You should see a block like the image below. Every blockchain will start with the🏆 Genesis Block. As you will see…
The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an investigative report today cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws. 
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A group of telecommunications carriers has launched a new blockchain consortium. Some of the notable firms involved include US-based carrier Sprint, Japanese telecom giant SoftBank, and FarEasTone, one of Taiwan’s largest.
After a month in alpha testing, the OpenBazaar 2.0 beta has now been released. You can download the beta now. If you try the beta, please note the warnings and follow the guidelines and tutorial on the beta page.
Bitcoin, the original stateless cryptocurrency, has often been tolerated and sometimes embraced by governments, central banks, and other key institutions around the world. But there is a limit to some officials’ acceptance of cryptoassets. The president of the European Central Bank yesterday rejected the idea that Estonia, which is part of the euro zone, could issue…
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Russia is drawing up rules about how to conduct initial coin offerings, breaking ranks with China after President Vladimir Putin signaled his approval for digital currencies.
❄ From Cold Storage
Note: I mention the names of various projects below only to compare and contrast their token sale mechanisms; this should NOT be taken as an endorsement or c…
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AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant has been doing a lot of reading, thinking, and investing in cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology. With the price of Bitcoin (and Etherium) reaching record…
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Thoughts on Regulating ICOs It appears that regulators are looking into ICOs, the Initial Coin Offerings by which many projects are raising financing at the moment. Regulators are rightly concerned…
An easy way to spot a startup that won’t provide return on investment is to look for the words “blockchain” or “decentralized” on their landing pages. I bought my first bitcoin in 2011 when I wanted…
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