Omise to raise funding using digital coins

Thai payments startup Omise plans to raise up to $16m by allowing investors to use cryptocurrencies. Read more: www.techinasia.com

Arizona’s blockchain bill passes Senate

The Senate of Arizona has passed a bill relating to the blockchain that would give smart contracts and blockchain signatures legal binding status. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

IBM plans blockchain supply chain disruption

IBM puts its confidence in blockchain's ability to disrupt supply chains - starting with the oil industry. Read more: www.pymnts.com

BitPesa & Bitbond partner for Africa SME finance

Bitbond and BitPesa collaborate to facilitate small business financing across Africa.Read more: www.pymnts.com

IBM, Natixis, and Trafigura team on blockchain

Commodities trading house Trafigura and French bank Natixis are working with IBM to test the use of blockchain technology. Read more: www.finextra.com

A short guide to Bitcoin forks

Don't know a hard fork from a soft fork? This guide is designed to help you follow bitcoin's raging technical debates. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Startup develops cybersecurity solution on blockchain

A new startup powered by blockchain technology for cybersecurity has launched in India aimed at curbing global cybercrime. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Blockchain-based identity service backed by 5 big Canadian banks

SecureKey announced Monday that later this year it will release a blockchain-based service. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

ZrCoin crowdfunds first commodities option on blockchain

A new initiative will hold an ICO for the production of an industrial material using green technologies. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Asian banks outline Blockchain use cases

Financial Institutions are eager to identify the commercial opportunity that blockchain technology can offer their business. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com