Week of January 14, 2018

This is part of a series that retraces the growth narrative in the cryptocurrecy asset class in 2016-2018.

Russian Ministry of Finance Proposes Legalization of Cryptocurrency Trading
Link: JP Buntinx, Merkle

Ethereum Classic Devs Aim to Address Scaling With Callisto Sidechain
Link: JP Buntinx, Merkle

Lightning Charge Powers Developers & Blockstream Store
Link: Christian Decker, Blockstream

Japan’s Largest Bank to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange
Link: Avi Mizrahi, Bitcoin news

U.S. warns investors over Venezuela's 'petro' cryptocurrency
Link: Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

The misaligned incentives of protocol developers
Link: Rob Clark, Hackernoon

Europe’s central banks are starting to replace dollar reserves with the yuan

Link: Thomas Peter, qz.com

Ledger Integration Update
Link: Radar Relay, Medium

Dev Team Thoughts on the Bitmain A3
Link: Taek42, Reddit

The Fat Controller of the Lightning Network
Link: Frances Coppola, Coppola comment

As the first bitcoin futures expire, price and volume concerns arise

Link: Bob Pisani, Cnbc

Bitcoin Devs Release Long-Awaited Schnorr Paper for Scalability Gains

Link: Nikhilesh De, Coindesk

HSBC to Pay $100 Million to End U.S. Currency-Rigging Probe

Link: Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg

Japan's Biggest Bank Is Releasing Its Own Cryptocurrency In March

Link: Rakesh Sharma, Investopedia

As Bitcoin Tumbles, New Fund Offers Crypto Investors an Easy Exit

Link: Natalie Pearson, Bloomberg

This Is How Chinese Bitcoin Buyers Are Getting Around The Government Ban

Link: Tyler Durden, Zerohedge

The SEC and CFTC are taking the right approach to ICO scams
Link: Jerry Brito, Coincenter

Run your own mainnet Lightning Node
Link: Dougvk, Medium

Economic Bootstrapping of the Lightning Network
Link: David Moser, Medium


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