Blockchain

Zaif cryptocurrency exchange loses $60 million in recent hack — ZDNet

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has lost $60 million worth of company and user funds, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/zaif-cryptocurrency-exchange-loses-60-million-in-july-hack/

New York state approves two dollar-based cryptocurrencies — Engadget

Today, New York approved the first digital currencies that are tied to the US dollar, called "stablecoins", writes Swapna Krishna. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/10/new-york-approves-gemini-paxos-cryptocurrency/

Dfinity raises $102 million

Crypto platform startup Dfinity has raised $102 million in funding. 

Tech Mahindra, Microsoft to develop blockchain-based solution to curb spam calls — Hindustan Times

Software major Tech Mahindra is partnering with Microsoft to create a Blockchain-based solution to fight spam calls, according to the report. Here is the link: https://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/tech-mahindra-microsoft-to-develop-blockchain-based-solution-to-curb-spam-calls/story-QQSn4Eylgyu0IpnakhgBnJ.html 

China’s Alibaba, Tencent bar cryptocurrency transactions on WeChat Pay, AliPay — Fortune

In a move that will likely make it even harder for cryptocurrency aficionados to trade Bitcoin and its ilk in China, the mobile payments...

Indiegogo quietly canceled its first ICO after raising $5.2 million — TNW

Indiegogo’s first foray into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency has gone awry – but the good thing is that it appears investors will...

Axoni raises $32M

Enterprise blockchain technology company Axoni has completed a $32 million Series B financing round.

Maersk, IBM Introduce TradeLens blockchain shipping solution

A.P. Moller –Maersk and IBM have announced the creation of TradeLens, a jointly developed blockchain-enabled shipping solution by the two companies.

EY, City of Vienna collaborate on public blockchain networks

EY has been working with the City of Vienna on public blockchains to validate and secure the city's Open Government Data (OGD).

DHS awards Factom $192k for blockchain tech

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $192,380 to Factom to begin beta testing of a capability that uses blockchain technology to secure IoT data.

Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad — AppleInsider

New developer guidelines released during WWDC set new rules for cryptocurrency apps distributed through both the iOS and Mac App Stores, writes Stephen Silver...

Akamai and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group working on blockchain-based payment network

Akamai and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) will be offering a hyper-scale blockchain-based online payment network. 

Hyperledger adds Deutsche Bank as premier member

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry business blockchain technologies, announced Deutsche Bank has joined the project as a premier member, on Wednesday.

Infosys partners with banks to build blockchain-based trade network in India

EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, has formed India Trade Connect, a Blockchain-based trade network in India, in partnership with Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, South Indian Bank and Yes Bank.

Dow Jones flirting with blockchain technology for digital publishing

Privacy web browser Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group have inked a partnership aimed at bringing premium content to audiences and testing blockchain technology for digital publishing.