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The Dood Makes Feedspot’s Top 100 Bitcoin Blogs

Checking my email the other day I discovered that The Dood’s blog was selected to be included in the Feedspot Top 100 Bitcoin Blogs. I received a graphic to display on my blog, and I linked back to the website hosting the top 100 blogs. It’s a great list and if you like reading about cryptocurrency news and current crypto events, you really should check it out.

I am honored and humbled to be listed among some of the great names listed there. The list includes all our favorite news sources like, NEWSBTC, Cointelegraph, Coindesk and more. There are some great names in crypto listed there like Andreas Antonopoulos, Vinny Lingham, MadBitcoins and other great internet personalities. I honestly feel the blog isn’t worthy to be included among these names, but am truly honored that someone chose to include it in the list. I haven’t been blogging as much as I would like to lately, and I think this was the motivator I needed to get writing again. BitcoinDood.com is a labor of love and a project I work on in my spare time. I need to start making more time for writing here.

Thanks to everyone that has helped to support this project, with your comments, retweets, shares, likes and links. One of the best decisions I ever made was getting involved in the cryptocurrency space. I’ve met some of the funnest people on the internet, and learned so much from all of you. Thanks for your continued support, and I look forward to interacting with you all in the future!

You can view the Feedspot Top 100 here.

 

The 2017 Roadmap for PoSWallet

Just came across the PoSwallet roadmap for 2017. These guys are accomplishing big things. If this is your first time hearing about PoSWallet, it is an online group cryptocurrency staking wallet. Basically users pool together their proof of stake cryptocurrencies and PoSWallet stakes them in a group wallet and distributes the staking rewards to the members for participating. This is a really great way to stake multiple cryptocurrencies without tying up tons of system resources. Now instead of running a wallet for each POS (proof of stake) coin you have, you can just hodl them in your PoSwallet account and still enjoy the earnings. They currently host wallets for close to 100 different proof of stake coins.

I’ve been following this site pretty much from the beginning. I’ve watched it’s user base and platform both grow considerably. Their most recent upgrade is an on site cryptocurrency exchange for trading. Now you don’t even have to transfer your coins to an exchange, and you can trade them right on the site. I came across their roadmap for 2017, and I have to say it looks pretty impressive.

Dev roadmap for 2017 PoSW

PoSWallet roadmap for 2017

These guys are accomplishing big things, not to mention best ICO offer I ever bought into! If you’re interested in learning more about this project, you can check out these two interviews I did with the lead dev awhile back. The first link is about the PoSWallet coin, and the second one is about the staking wallet. This has been a really fun and interesting project to follow:

The Dood Interviews The Lead Dev Of POSwallet!

Interview With PoSW coin.

Interested in opening a free staking wallet, here’s a referral:

https://poswallet.com/sign-up.php?referral=TheDood

Some Of Last Weeks Tops Stories.

Coinbase Gets Summons From IRS

Coinbase dominated the news as the IRS issued a summons for all user information from 2013 to 2015.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-21/largest-us-bitcoin-exchange-extremely-concerned-irs-crackdown-targeting-its-users

http://www.coindesk.com/irs-coinbase-bitcoin-records-could-take-months/

Controversial IRS Request To Coinbase Highlights Need For Updated Tax Guidelines

Bitcoin Spam Attacks Delays A Large Amount Of Transactions.

Many bitcoin transactions remained in an unconfirmed state due to what appears to be a spamming attack. The spamming attack caused delays that lasted up to 24 hours or more in some instances.

Spamming Continues on Bitcoin Network, Delays Transactions

Big Names Begin To Withdraw from R3 AKA R3CEV

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Santander all reported to withdraw from R3CEV or R3 blockchain consortium.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/santander-abandons-r3-blockchain-consortium-following-goldman-sachs-exit-1592865

http://www.coindesk.com/morgan-stanley-r3cev-blockchain-consortium/

https://cointelegraph.com/news/big-banks-scrambled-to-jump-on-r3-will-they-scramble-to-get-out-now

Ethereum Forks Again!

Ethereum continues to fork. How does this project stay so relevant?

https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-hard-fork-no-4-has-arrived-as-dos-attacks-intensify

http://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-forks-again-so-far-so-good/

Ethereum Platform Receives a New Geth Update after Consensus Flaw

https://cointelegraph.com/news/has-ethereum-just-forked-by-accident-some-transactions-may-disappear

Charlie Shrem , Back In The Crypto Game With New Company.

Charlie Shrem and Jason Granger launch Intellisys Capital. Intellisys will issue tokens issued on the Ethereum blockchain that will represent shares in various businesses.

Charlie Shrem Joins ICO Craze With Investment Platform Intellisys

http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-charlie-shrem-launch-intellisys-capital/

Factom Receives Grant From Gates Foundation.

Factom recieves grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for blockchain based medical records project.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/gates-foundation-gives-factom-grant-deploy-blockchain-medical-records

Other mentions :

OKcash turned 2 years old this week. The Dood gets interview with OKtoshi, lead dev of OKcash and ROKOS.

Last Weeks Cryptocurrency News In Review

Last weeks news.

Last weeks news recap.

Another interesting week in bitcoin. These are just a few of the headlines that dominated the cryptocurrency and bitcoin space over the last week. For the latest news and happenings in the cryptocurrency community, please follow my twitter.

Brave bitcoin browser raises 4.5 million USD and readies for 1.0 launch

‘Bitcoin Browser’ Brave Raises $4.5M, Readies for 1.0 Launch

If Ethereum didn’t already have enough problems; a dev has come forward and made claim that Ethereum is his intellectual property and the project idea was stolen from him. In order to take his battle to an international court he has started an ICO to raise money for the legal fees that will be associated with the case.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/developer-prepares-ico-to-beat-ethereum-in-stolen-intellectual-property-case

One of the largest bitcoin exchanges made a shocking announcement their exchange had been hacked and lost 120,000 bitcoins. The Hong Kong exchange claimed losses of close to 70 million USD.

Major Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Suffered From The Theft of 120,000 BTC

Ethereum just can’t stay out of the headlines. Vitalik Buterin announced that even if ETC overtakes ETH he will not support Ethereum Classic.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/vitalik-buterin-wont-support-etc-if-it-takes-over-eth

Kim Dotcom has announced Bitcache for the new and improved return of mega-upload. Although still vague on how the new file sharing site will operate, rumors have it that every file share will be accompanied by a small micro transaction of BTC.

https://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-2-0-will-link-file-transfers-bitcoin-transactions-160805/

Bitfinex made an announcement that the losses from the hack may be shared by all remaining btc holders on the exchange. All users would have an estimated 30% of their holdings shaved to cover the lost bitcoin from the hack. Later in the week it was reported that a class action lawsuit has already been filed by distraught users not willing to share in the loss.

Bitfinex ‘Leaning Towards’ Bail-In, Haircut for All BTC Traders

More Troubles Brewing for Bitfinex after Socializing Losses?

The defense team for convicted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht has filed a reply brief questioning the fairness of the trial that led to his prosecution. The case is full of corruption, with agents even sentenced for the theft of Silk Road bitcoin, yet Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison basically for operating a website.

Ross Ulbricht’s Reply Brief Questions the Fairness of His Trial

It’s never a dull moment in the world of cryptocurrency. For the latest news, rumors, and announcements happening in the crypto space, please follow me on twitter.

Last Weeks News In Review 7-25 to 7-31

Last weeks news.

Last weeks news recap.

A lot happened last week. Although this barely scrapes the surface, these are some of the stories that peaked The Dood’s interest.

Well Ethereum dominated the news for another week. It looks like the Ethereum report around here but it seems all that anyone talked about last week was  Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. A lot of interesting news got buried in the headlines. After the first 5 Ethereum articles I get into some other altcoin news.

Kraken and other major exchanges announced support and interest in ETC helping to fuel its price rise while the price of ETH began to lower.

https://news.bitcoin.com/kraken-ethereum-classic-coinbase-freeze

Vitalik Buterin addresses the “Classic” crowd.

http://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-vitalik-buterin-classic-blockchain/

The hardfork of Ethereum seems to of made users susceptible to a replay attack vulnerability.

http://www.coindesk.com/rise-replay-attacks-ethereum-divide/

51 pool announced a 51% attack against the Ethereum Classic Network. In the Dood’s humble opinion this doesn’t really seem like the type of behavior the cryptocurrency community should be condoning if we ever want to be taken seriously.

http://www.newsbtc.com/2016/07/31/51pool-attack-plans-51-network-attack-ethereum-classic/

Finally we have a Step by Step guide to splitting your ETH and getting your ETC from the original chain.
https://steemit.com/ethereum/@pauls/ethereum-fork-step-by-step-guide-to-safely-splitting-your-eth-etc

In a survey on my twitter feed out of 45 votes 78% supported ETC over ETH.

Had Enough Of The Ethereum News?

In other news 🙂

A Miami Judge dismissed money laundering charges against a Florida based bitcoiner stating that bitcoin wasn’t money. This was followed by mixed reactions from the bitcoin community. Many felt the ruling diminished bitcoin’s intrinsic value as a legitimate currency, while others celebrated that it opens the door for legal and tax loopholes that many bitcoiners worry about.

http://www.coindesk.com/court-reject-bitcoin-money-florida-espinoza-trial/

Breakout gaming appoints a board of directors following its ICO token sale.

http://bitcoinist.net/breakout-gaming-board-directors/

The NXT/Ardor Giveaway has begun and from now till October anyone with a Nxt balance in their wallet or on an exchange will receive an equal amount of Ardor based on their average Nxt holdings over a two month period. A price increase in Nxt seemed to coincide with the announcement.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/nxtardor-platform-to-make-blockchain-cheaper-and-safer

3,500 decryption keys to the Chimera Bitcoin ransomware were released to the public.
http://themerkle.com/3500-decryption-keys-for-chimera-ransomware-have-been-leaked/

The Bitcoin community is beginning to fight back against ransomware.
http://bitcoinist.net/private-public-partnership-ransomware/

Lisk developers announced new tools and services for the platform.
http://themerkle.com/lisk-developers-add-numerous-new-tools-and-services-onto-the-platform/

Zcash pushed back their release date to run additional security audits with the code.
http://themerkle.com/additional-security-audits-push-back-zcash-release-date/

On a final note, the Dood has returned to Steemit after losing his password and will be posting there from time to time. If you’re on Steemit, stop by my feed and introduce yourself or say hi!
https://steemit.com/@the-bitcoin-dood

And there you have it. This really barely scraped the surface of what has been happening in the cryptocurrency communtiy last week. For all the latest news and information on what’s happening in the world of cryptocurrency follow me  twitter and for a more personal look at The Dood follow me on Tsu.