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Parse the Bitcoin blockchain - API

If you don't want to roll your own, this API could help...

Blockchain Charts & Statistics API

"The Blockchain Charts & Statistics API provides a simple interface to programmatically interact with the charts and statistics displayed on blockchain.info."

https://blockchain.info/api/charts_api

Is Bitcoin the most profitiable coin to mine?

Into the rabbit hole...

A list of cryptocurrencies comparing if a currency is more or less profitable to mine than Bitcoin.

http://www.coinwarz.com/cryptocurrency

Bitcoin passes $2,200 :o

Bitcoin continues its inexorable rise. Where will it end?


coindesk

Antonopoulos foresees major Bitcoin "optimizations" 2017-2018

"I'm not proClassic, I'm not pro-Core, I'm pro concensus and concensus is coming. Within the next year and a half we're going to do segregated witness, and a hard fork to 2meg, and thin blocks, and invertible bloom look-up tables, and a number of other optimizations. And then we will a scaling wall again and the debate will continue."

EU data protection - GDPR

"Building trust in the online environment is key to economic development. Lack of trust makes consumers hesitate to buy online and adopt new services. This risks slowing down the development of innovative uses of new technologies.

SWIFT Information Paper 2016

"Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Smart Contracts (SC) promise to transform automation in the financial industry, and are generating huge interest amongst financial institutions and technology providers."

Do you need blockchain?

Credit: Bart Suichies, based on the article by Gideon Greenspan, Avoiding the pointless blockchain project.

Blockchain Hackathon Dublin 2016

This weekend I attended the second Blockchain Hackathon, a 2.5 day event organised by Chainsmiths in DCU Alpha (Google Maps), sponsored by Fidelity, Deloitte and Bank Of Ireland.

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