Weekly Digest Vol. 11. The weekly digest covers the latest topics, news, and articles from the blockchain space where we collect the trending headlines from the past week. The summary is divided into four sections: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and a special focus on a topic of our choice.

BLOCKCHAIN

  • Crypto tokens are rewriting startup finance rules: Read More (shift.newco.co)
  • Singapore exchange to trial blockchain verification for diamond trading: Read More (coindesk.com)
  • DB Schenker, Hamburg Sud test blockchain tech in wine shipment: Read More (supplychaindive.com)
  • Blockchain can do the unthinkable , increase government productivity and innovation: Read More (newsbtc.com)
  • Insurers can benefit from the blockchain: Read More (silverbridge.co.za)
  • Jens Weidmann, the head of Germany’s Bundesbank warns digital currencies like Bitcoin could worsen future financial crises: Read More (businessinsider.de)
  • Europe’s first cryptocurrency fund launching from Zug Valley: Read More (ethnews.com)

 

BITCOIN

  • Bitcoin needs government regulation to rise further, Morgan Stanley says: Read More (marketwatch.com)
  • Futurist Ray Kurzweil told audience he wouldn’t buy Bitcoin: Read More (neowin.net)
  • Bitcoin increasing fees: What does it mean for startups?: Read More (cointelegraph.com)
  • Goldman Sachs takes bearish view on Bitcoin: Read More (investopedia.com)
  • Raoul Pal: Bitcoin is mania and not a store of value… I sold-out last week: Read More (forbes.com)

 

ETHEREUM

  • Goldman-backed startup Circle launches no-fee foreign payments service: Read More (nytimes.com)
  • Whale Panda: I was wrong about Ethereum: Read More (medium.com)
  • Vitalik Buterin: Analyzing token sale models: Read More (vitalik.ca)
  • The Ethereum network Is DDoS-ing itself: Read More (motherboard.vice.com)
  • Ethereum Classic becomes the first crypto research on Bloomberg terminals: Read More (cointelegraph.com)
  • United Nations sends aid to 10,000 Syrian refugees using Ethereum blockchain: Read More (coindesk.com)
  • Russian Central Bank Group prepares ‘Masterchain’ Ethereum fork for testing: Read More (coindesk.com)

 

SPECIAL FOCUS: Scaling Ethereum

  •  Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin: Now we can scale the system?: Read More (coinfox.info)
  • Blockchain sharding FAQ: Read More (github.com)
  •  introducing Casper the friendly ghost: Read More (blog.ethereum.org)
  • Stephan Tual: What are State Channels?: Read More (medium.com)