EY launches blockchain-based mobility platform

EY has launched Tesseract, a mobility platform for blockchain technology. The platform can facilitate fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport, says EY, and can help lay the groundwork...

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...

ShoCard raises $4 million

Blockchain-based identity management company ShoCard has raised $4 million. The investment was led by existing investors Morado and AME Cloud Ventures, with participation from Storm Ventures, Danhua Capital, Correlation Ventures, Recruit Strategic...

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.

Microsoft unveils open-source Coco Framework for commercial blockchain

Microsoft announced the release of the Coco Framework for commercial blockchain, on Thursday. The framework, when integrated with blockchain networks, can address commercial adoption issues like high-transaction speed, distributed governance, or confidentiality, said...

Coinbase raises $100M Series D round

Digital currency wallet and platform Coinbase has raised $100 million in a Series D funding round. The investment was led by IVP, with participation from Spark Capital, Greylock Partners, Battery Ventures,...

Overstock inks cryptocurrency integration with ShapeShift

Overstock has inked an integration with ShapeShift, an instant digital asset exchange, that allows customers to use major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and Bitcoin Cash. ShapeShift allows digital currencies to...

Thomson Reuters launches startup incubator for transformational technologies

Thomson Reuters has launched an incubator as part of the Thomson Reuters Lab, an incubator located in Switzerland. The incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs building products in big data, advanced analytics,...

First quantum-secured blockchain technology tested in Moscow — MIT Technology Review

Russian scientists are using quantum mechanics to ensure the security of blockchains. Here is a link to a business impact feature done my the MIT Technology Review.

ITAMCO awarded DARPA grant to develop messaging platform

Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has been awarded a Phase 1 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a secure messaging and transaction platform for the U.S....

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...

Chamber of Digital Commerce forms Blockchain Intellectual Property Council

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a global trade association on digital assets and blockchain technology, has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and...

Maersk, IBM partnering on blockchain-based supply chain solution

IBM and Maersk are collaborating to work on a joint blockchain technology solution for the shipping and logistics industry. The companies have built a blockchain solution based on the open source Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric...

Infosys partners with Emirates NBD, ICICI Bank to launch UAE-India blockchain pilot

EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly owned product subsidiary of Infosys, banking group Emirates NBD, and ICICI Bank, launched a pilot project of blockchain network for international remittances and trade finance. Both, Emirates NBD...

Consumers will be able to exchange bonus points using Blockchain, says IBM

Consumers will be able to exchange bonus points from among any of the banks they do business with to select the rewards they want, said IBM in a statement. IBM China...