Bitcoin’s epic plunge continues — CNN

Bitcoin is at a 15-month low, writes Paul R. La Monica. Here is the link:

Algorand raises $62M

Boston-based blockchain startup Algorand has closed a $62 million equity investment round.

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:

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:

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: 

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 titans of the country have barred crypto-related...

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 at least get their money back, according...

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 in AppleInsider. Here is the link:

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.