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.
Citi and CME Clearing have implemented a real-time distributed ledger platform developed by Baton Systems.
All that glitters is not gold; sometimes it can be bitcoin. The digital currency hit $10,000, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin's market cap is less than $200 billion; the digital currency could rise...
Blockchain and cryptocurrency startup Libra has raised a $7.8 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 and Capital for Founders. PayStand will use this...
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 charges of money laundering, according to a...
Investing in the burgeoning world of initial coin offerings may be even riskier than it appears, warns Olga Kharif of Bloomberg. Here is the link.
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 to develop fit-for-purpose blockhains for identity and...