Two Startups Team up to Allow Amazon Purchases with Ethereum

Two blockchain-centered startups have inked partnership to allow Amazon purchases with ethereum.

Enigma Releases Second Testnet for Ethereum Devs

Enigma is officially releasing its second test network for “secret contract” blockchain.

Truffle, Microsoft Announce Partnership for Azure Platform

ConsenSys subsidiary Truffle has announced that it will be integrating its ethereum developer tools with Microsoft Azure in a bid to bring quality developer tools to enterprise blockchains.

Bitwage Enables Companies to Pay Salaries in Ether

Crypto startup Bitwage has added ether as a payroll option.

Ethereum Classic’s Atlantis Upgrade Hits Testnet this Month

Thanks to the sped-up testnet activation, some ecosystem participants believe that Atlantis may be implemented on the mainnet by as early as August 2019.

Nexus Mutual, Argent Team Up to Provide “Banking-Grade” Wallet Security

The startups are using a combination of smart contracts and insurance to keep funds safe from hackers and other bad actors.

ConsenSys Capital Co-Founder Joins Crypto-Focused Investment Fund DARMA Capital

Although Keys has already made the transition to working full-time at DARMA, he will still act as an advisor for ConsenSys.

Russian Blockchain Startup Partners with Dixy to Streamline Trade Finance

Russian blockchain startup Factorin revealed that it is implementing its system into production with Dixy already on board.

Ethereum DAO Developer Acquired by Investment Firm Blockchains

Both companies will combine resources and institutional knowledge to develop solutions for security and interoperability issues faced by existing IoT systems.

EY Releases Ethereum Privacy Protocol ‘Nightfall’ on GitHub

Nightfall runs on zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP), which allow the sharing of information between two parties without revealing the information itself.

iExec Inks Partnership with French Energy Giant EDF to Overhaul Infrastructure

The French energy mogul EDF wants to streamline its cloud-based infrastructure by developing an application on the Ethereum blockchain.

Hong Kong, Thailand Working Together on Crypto, Fintech

One key project the two countries may potentially collaborate on is the issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

JPMorgan Adds Privacy Features to Its Quorum Blockchain

JPMorgan is including new privacy features in its Ethereum-powered Quorum blockchain.

Discussion on Istanbul Hard Fork is About to Start

The real discussion regarding Ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade is about to start.

Grayscale Ethereum Trust Receives Approval from FINRA

Grayscale Ethereum Trust is described as “the first U.S. publicly quoted security solely invested in and deriving value from the price of ethereum.”