Issue #31

Kraken To Aid Mt. Gox Investigation

Kraken has agreed to provide resources to assist the investigation of the Mt. Gox collapse and the reimbursement of its creditors. (wsj.com)

Bitcoin Black Friday Growing Rapidly

The number of merchants expected to take part in providing sales to customers who pay in bitcoin has doubled since last year. (cnbc.com)

NYU Bitcoin Hackathon Yields New Applications

The winning team, comprised of two students at the The King’s College, created an online game in which players win Satoshis rather than points. (fortune.com)

A Look At MIT’s Bitcoin Trial

Economist Susan Athey discusses an examination she is helping to conduct in which every MIT undergraduate student is given $100 in bitcoin. (forbes.com)

Western Union Takes Offense at Bitcoin Parody

A parody of a Western Union ad that unfavorably compared the company with Bitcoin was posted on Facebook and subsequently removed following a legal request. (vox.com)

The Blockchain Potential

Brock Pierce, an investor in cryptocurrency related businesses, says that though Bitcoin’s future is not guaranteed, the public ledger it uses is here to stay. (wired.com)