With Bitcoin recently hitting its 10-year anniversary (October 31st), the past week was full of analysis, opinions and more on how far we (and this space) has come. Here's a curated list of must reads if you want to get a macro perspective, otherwise, jump on ahead to read on the last week's picks.
Of course, what better way to start this by reading Bitcoin's white paper. This one is an annotated version, giving you more insights / explanation (if you want to, that is).
👉 Remembering the Bitcoin white paper - series
Phew, that was a lot. Now if you feel that you're already well acquainted with Bitcoin's history, then take this simple quiz and share your results with us. ;)
Now on to what you should know about the last seven days in the cryptocurrency landscape.
Staying true to its promise, Coinbase has added support for Basic Attention Token (BAT) on its Pro platform. However, it is yet to add the digital currency on Coinbase's website or apps.
Parity, makers behind the wallet for Ethereum, is now going beyond the second-largest cryptocurrency. Now, it's partnering with Zcash Foundation to launch a node software which isn't build by Zcash (the startup). The aim of the partnership is to ensure that Zcash gets decentralised and isn't being managed by a single entity.
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Fabian Vogelsteller, the person behind setting the ERC-20 standard, is now proposing a new way to raise funds. Dubbed RICO, or reversible ICO, the idea is that investors can take their funds back during any stage of the project. He suggests that this can weed out scams, since developers will need to fulfil their promises to ensure investors don't take the money back.
One of the big four auditing firms, Ernst and Young have introduced a prototype system to enable secure and private transactions on Ethereum blockchain.
One of the most popular Bitcoin block explorers, Blockchain, is now venturing outside of the dominant cryptocurrency as it has added support for Ethereum.
Charlie Shrem was arrested in 2014 on grounds that he's knowingly helping people to buy drugs on Silk Road by selling them BTC via his company, Bitinstant. Soon after getting out in 2016, he has acquired a number of properties, along with two Maseratis and two motorboats among other things. His previous partners - Winklevii siblings - suspect that these purchases came from 5,000 BTC Shrem hasn't given to them back in 2012.