Morning Reading 2016-22-02

Tim Draper On The Evolution Of VC, The Future Of Bitcoin [techcrunch]

“We’ve Reached The Limit”: Denmark Central Bank Chief Says Monetary Policy Is Exhausted [zerohedge]

Apple’s FBI battle is just the beginning of a reality check for the tech sector [the guardian]

Peter Todd Disputes Claim That 75% Majority Hard Forks are Safe [coinjournal]

Morning Reading 2016-19-02

Secret Memo Details U.S.’s Broader Strategy to Crack Phones [bloomberg]

Here’s why you have to start taking bitcoin seriously [marketwatch]

Bitcoin could help cut power bills [bbc]

“I Guess It’s Food Stamps”: 400,000 Americans In Jeopardy As Giant Pension Fund Plans 50% Benefit Cuts [zerohedge]

Self-Driving Cars Could Save Millions Of Lives — But There’s A Catch [huffington post]

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets [business insider]


Morning Reading 2016-17-02

Tim Cook A Message to Apple Customers on Government Encryption [tim cook]

Apple can comply with the FBI court order [trail of bits blog]

You Should Be Very Worried, You Should Be Prepared” Warns Jim Rogers [zerohedge]

China’s Subprime Crisis Is Here [bloomberg]

The Blockchain Gang [slate]

What can blockchain do for you? []

From Smart Contracts to Courts with not so Smart Judges []


Morning Reading 2016-16-02

It’s time to kill the $100 bill [washington post]

The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people [ars technica]

Why Wall Street Is Embracing the Blockchain—Its Biggest Threat [wired]

Distributed ledger technology: beyond block chain []

Linux, IBM Share Bold Vision for Hyperledger Project, a Blockchain Fabric for Business [coindesk]

Technical Roadblock Might Shatter Bitcoin Dreams [MIT technology review]

Forking a Network — Medium

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

Morning Reading 2016-15-02

Researchers publish Approximate Bitcoin Mining a new technique which could improve mining profitability by 30% []

Ending the Bitcoin Civil War [Dr.Washington Sanchez]

Brazil’s 5,500 Bankruptcies in 2015 Signal Deeper Credit Crisis  [bloomberg]

AI will take the jobs of half the world’s population by 2045 []

Here’s what the future of bitcoin looks like — and it’s bright [venture beat]


Morning Reading 2016-12-02

Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Have Been Detected For The First Time [tech crunch]

How The Dark Net Is Making Drug Purchases Safer By Eliminating Associated Violence And Improving Quality [tech dirt]

Greece Slides Back Into Recession Amid Riots, Rewewed “Grexit” Calls [zerohedge]

As the Bitcoin Price Rises to New 2015 Highs, Investors Seek to Explain Recent Gains [bitcoin magazine]