Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube for allowing scammers to use his name and likeness in phony bitcoin giveaways, writes Monica Chin. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21335554/steve-wozniak-youtube-lawsuit-bitcoin-scam-cryptocurrency-apple
Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis company, has raised $13 million to expand its Series B round.
Digital asset security infrastructure provider Curv has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round.
IBM and Kvarøy Arctic are working together as part of the IBM Food Trust to enhance the traceability of its Arctic salmon.
Accenture Federal Services has been awarded a position on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Intelligent Automation and Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement, a multi-award contract vehicle.
Virgil Griffith must have known there was a chance that his decision to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea was going to land him in trouble, writes Mike Orcutt. Here is...
PeerNova has raised $31 million in funding.
CasperLabs, the open-source blockchain platform powered by the Correct-by-Construction (CBC) Casper proof-of-stake consensus protocol, has raised $14.5 million.
Last week, an unknown person or group transferred 94,505 bitcoins valued at over $1 billion USD in a single transaction, writes Edward Ongweso Jr. Here is the link: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjwjpd/someone-just-moved-a-billion-dollars-in-bitcoin-and-no-one-knows-why
The tech giant is now joining Hedera’s Governing Council, along with Tata Communications and a growing cast of council members, writes Darren Kleine. Here is the link: https://cryptobriefing.com/ibm-hedera-hashgraph-governing-council/
Retail giant Walmart could be working on issuing a fiat-backed digital currency, similar to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, according to a new patent filing, writes Yogita Khatri. Here is the link: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/08/02/walmart-could-be-looking-to-rival-facebooks-libra-with-a-usd-pegged-stablecoin-issuance-a-patent-filing-shows/
Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International Settlements, writes Phillip Inman and Angela Monaghan. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/23/facebook-libra-cryptocurrency-poses-risks-to-global-banking
Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored, writes Kris Holt. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/20/florida-hacker-ransom-riviera-beach/
Spain-based Naturgy, a supplier of gas and electricity, serving more than 18-million customers in more than 30 countries, has inked a ten-year agreement with IBM to help implement a hybrid cloud strategy.
Are digital tokens securities? The SEC’s Kik Interactive lawsuit may clarify cryptocurrency rules —...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Kik Interactive for illegally raising $100 million, according to a Fortune story. Here is the link: http://fortune.com/2019/06/04/sec-kik-interactive-lawsuit/