Cryptsy and Butterfly Labs face lawsuits. Chinese stocks fall more than 6%. Japan mulls making bitcoin a legal currency. The latest news on the mining pools and blockchain upgrade. Bitcoin classic nodes face a DDoS attack. DNS security flaw found by Google and Redhat.
The hashrate reaches new highs. JJ is on a Bitcoin panel in Concord, NH. The Free State Project reaches the signer goal of 20,000 while bitcoin based businesses thrive in New Hampshire. Cryptsy is no more and the story is grim. BlockStream has a good week of partnerships and funding. Bitcoin Classic binaries are online now. The European Union looks to further regulate pre-paid cards and bitcoin because, “terrorism”. The White House is asking for a $10 tax on each barrel of oil — underhanded highway robbery.
International News Updates. Venezuela declares a state of emergency. BRICS nations make first $750 million contribution to the New Development Bank. Cryptsy looks for new owners and has a 10,000 BTC loss. Peter Todd engages in fraud with BTC and reddit. Mike Hearn quits the Bitcoin Core Dev Team and elevates the blockchain debate to a new level. Bitcoin Classic has 72-74% support of the mining pools.