Blockchain

PayStand raises $6 million

B2B payment solutions company PayStand has raised a $6 million Series A round led by BlueRun Ventures with participation from Cervin Ventures, Serra Ventures, TiE...

Former Secret Service agent sentenced in bitcoin money laundering scheme

A former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, who had been a member of the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force, was sentenced to prison on...

Investing in ICOs may be even riskier than you realize

Investing in the burgeoning world of initial coin offerings may be even riskier than it appears, warns Olga Kharif of Bloomberg. Here is the...

Department of Homeland Security awards Digital Bazaar blockchain contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a $749,241 Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) contract to Digital Bazaar...

EY launches blockchain-based mobility platform

EY has launched Tesseract, a mobility platform for blockchain technology. The platform can facilitate fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport, says...

BitPesa raises a Series A follow-up round

BitPesa, a blockchain payments platform for Africa, with offices in Nairobi, Lagos, and London, has raised a follow-up to its Series A funding round from...

ShoCard raises $4 million

Blockchain-based identity management company ShoCard has raised $4 million. The investment was led by existing investors Morado and AME Cloud Ventures, with participation from Storm...

A very dumb mistake costs cryptocurrency investors big time — Wired

Scammers managed to compromise account security at financial services developer Enigma, scamming supporters off some $500,000 just before the company's initial coin offering in...

Microsoft unveils open-source Coco Framework for commercial blockchain

Microsoft announced the release of the Coco Framework for commercial blockchain, on Thursday. The framework, when integrated with blockchain networks, can address commercial adoption issues like...

Coinbase raises $100M Series D round

Digital currency wallet and platform Coinbase has raised $100 million in a Series D funding round. The investment was led by IVP, with participation...

Overstock inks cryptocurrency integration with ShapeShift

Overstock has inked an integration with ShapeShift, an instant digital asset exchange, that allows customers to use major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero,...

Thomson Reuters launches startup incubator for transformational technologies

Thomson Reuters has launched an incubator as part of the Thomson Reuters Lab, an incubator located in Switzerland. The incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs...

First quantum-secured blockchain technology tested in Moscow — MIT Technology Review

Russian scientists are using quantum mechanics to ensure the security of blockchains. Here is a link to a business impact feature done my the...

ITAMCO awarded DARPA grant to develop messaging platform

Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has been awarded a Phase 1 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a secure...

IBM, Santiago Exchange introducing securities lending blockchain solution

IBM and Chile's Santiago Exchange have inked a partnership to introduce blockchain technology across the country's financial sector. The agreement makes the Santiago Exchange the first...