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BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

88% of companies ‘support’ or ‘ready’ for SegWit

New statistics compiled by monitoring site Coin Dance tracked 146 well-known businesses in the space, finding 46% “explicitly supporting” SegWit. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Deloitte backs blockchain financial inclusion startup Humaniq

Blockchain-based banking startup Humaniq has landed backing from professional services giant Deloitte. The size of the round is undisclosed. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Is the blockchain overhyped?

Major financial institutions such as JP Morgan are finishing up blockchain technology pilot tests but is blockchain tech worth the hype? Read more: www.mobilepaymentstoday.com

Bitcoin MSB exemption goes to New Hampshire for approval

Senators in New Hampshire have passed a bill that would exempt digital currency traders from money transmission regulations. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Bullish bitcoin price nears $1,250 at 30-day high

Bitcoin price is pushing higher in a continuing rally that began in the last days of March leading into April. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Spreads widen at bitcoin exchanges amid Bitfinex banking issues

The world's largest bitcoin exchange by USD volume traded nearly $100 above some of its exchange counterparts earlier today. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Soramitsu and Cambodia to develop blockchain project

Soramitsu and the National Bank of Cambodia are working to co-develop the open source distributed ledger (blockchain) project, Hyperledger Iroha. Read more: www.prnewswire.com

Factom pulls in additional funding to take Series A passed $8m

Blockchain-as-a-service company Factom has extended its Series A round to more than $8m. Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity joined the extended round. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

EthBits launches token crowd sale to build digital currency exchange

EthBits will be raising funds to develop their blockchain based digital currency platform in a crowdsale which started 15th April. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

The IMF holds first ‘high level’ meeting on blockchain

The IMF held a meeting of an advisory group on FinTech today – one that featured heavy representation from blockchain industry execs. Read more: www.coindesk.com

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