Here’s why you have to start taking bitcoin seriously [marketwatch]
Self-Driving Cars Could Save Millions Of Lives — But There’s A Catch [huffington post]
Who Controls OpenBazaar? [openbazzar blog]
Apple can comply with the FBI court order [trail of bits blog]
China’s Subprime Crisis Is Here [bloomberg]
The Blockchain Gang [slate]
What can blockchain do for you? [ibm.com]
From Smart Contracts to Courts with not so Smart Judges [ethereum.com]
It’s time to kill the $100 bill [washington post]
Technical Roadblock Might Shatter Bitcoin Dreams [MIT technology review]
Muneeb Ali of Onename has a thoughtful article which explains why Bitcoin is not like a traditional open source software project.
Forking a stand-alone software, like a browser or OS, and implementing changes is quite different from pushing changes to a networking protocol.
Historically, we’ve seen that pushing updates to networking protocols is a slow and tedious process; IPv4 to IPv6 comes to mind. You can upgrade, but other nodes also need to understand the new protocol that you’re using.
The Bitcoin network is not a typical computer network. It has built in economic incentives for people to switch to the largest network. An attempt to make nodes upgrade can result in either:
a) the network quickly converging on a single version or
b) splitting into two separate networks that use different currencies.
Read the rest at Forking a Network — Medium
Ending the Bitcoin Civil War [Dr.Washington Sanchez]
AI will take the jobs of half the world’s population by 2045 [techradar.com]
Gold Traders Are Betting on a Bigger Comeback [bloomberg]
How Bitcoin Moves Forward [blue matt blog]
The Tiny Startup Racing Google To Build A Quantum Computing Chip [mit technology review]
Dollar tumbles as Fed rescues China in the nick of time [dailytelegraph]