Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked — MIT Technology Review

More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, writes Mike Orcutt. Here is the link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612974/once-hailed-as-unhackable-blockchains-are-now-getting-hacked/

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. 

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 September. Wired author Lily Hay Newman writes.

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/

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.

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: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/06/11/apple-bans-cryptocurrency-mining-on-the-iphone-and-ipad

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 stock market in Latin America to apply...

Bitcoin’s epic plunge continues — CNN

Bitcoin is at a 15-month low, writes Paul R. La Monica. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/07/investing/bitcoin-prices-plunging/index.html

Citi, CME Group implement distributed ledger

Citi and CME Clearing have implemented a real-time distributed ledger platform developed by Baton Systems.

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 Greycroft as its lead investor, with Plug...

Axoni raises $32M

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

Ocean carriers CMA CGM, MSC join IBM and Maersk’s blockchain digital shipping platform

CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) are joining TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by Maersk and IBM.

Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand — Engadget

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/

Dfinity raises $102 million

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

Buffett on cryptocurrencies: ‘I can say almost with certainty that they will come to...

Warren Buffett tells CNBC the recent craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies won't end well, Berkeley Lovelace Jr. writes. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/10/buffett-says-cyrptocurrencies-will-almost-certainly-end-badly.html