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
Akamai and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) will be offering a hyper-scale blockchain-based online payment network.
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.
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.
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.
Global blockchain payments provider BitPay has closed a $40 Million extended Series B funding round.
Slync, an enterprise blockchain platform for the shipping, logistics and supply chain industries, has added Jim Atwell to its board of directors.
We should take a step back and understand the peril that comes along with the promise of crypto-assets, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, writes in a blog post. Here is the link: https://blogs.imf.org/2018/03/13/addressing-the-dark-side-of-the-crypto-world/
Uber’s cofounder has resolved to invent his own riches. Fortune's Robert Hackett writes about Garrett Camp's plans for a brand new cryptocurrency. Here is the link: http://fortune.com/2018/03/01/bitcoin-uber-cryptocurrency-eco-garrett-camp/
Calvin Ayre, a gambling and bitcoin multi-millionaire who was once on the run from the US authorities, is building a $100m five-star resort on Antigua, writes Rupert Neate of The Guardian. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/18/bitcoin-gambling-tycoon-builds-100m-resort-antigua-calvin-ayre
When 50 Cent agreed to accept bitcoin for purchases of his 2014 album, Animal Ambition, a unit of the cryptocurrency was already worth hundreds of dollars — but the value of those sales has since skyrocketed; NPR's Bill Chappell writes. Here is the link: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/24/580259163/50-cent-i-forgot-taking-700-bitcoins-for-2014-album-stake-is-now-worth-millions
The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth, Steven Johnson writes in The New York Times Magazine. Here is the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble.html
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
Voatz, a mobile focused election voting and citizen engagement platform, has raised roughly $2.2 million in seed round funding.
Walmart, IBM, Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, and Tsinghua University will be working together in a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance.