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UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

| Diana Aguilar

U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business sales into the digital age.

You Can Now Donate to the Tor Project in 9 Different Cryptocurrencies

| Nikhilesh De and Daniel Palmer

The Tor Project is now accepting crypto donations directly, taking bitcoin, ether, monero, zcash and 5 others.

Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June

| Anna Baydakova

tZERO plans to launch its own mobile trading app for buying and selling bitcoin and, possibly, ether.

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ConsenSys Spin-Off BlockApps Inks Deal With Bayer’s Monsanto Arm

| Leigh Cuen

BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the agtech giant formerly known as Monsanto, on custom blockchain solutions.

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Numerai Token Sale Raises $11 Million From VC Firms Paradigm, Placeholder

| Leigh Cuen

Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion

| Marc Hochstein

London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.

Ex-NATO Chief, Danish PM Now Advises Blockchain Firm Concordium

| Yogita Khatri

A former prime minister of Denmark and secretary-general of NATO has joined blockchain identity startup Concordium as a strategic advisor.

Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

Payments startup Square wants to bring on crypto-focused engineers and designers, and may pay them in bitcoin.

WSJ’s ShapeShift Exposé Overstated Money Laundering by $6 Million, Analysis Says

| Leigh Cuen

Blockchain analytics firms say money laundering accusations against ShapeShift don't match up.

Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection

| Leigh Cuen

Casa has just rolled out radio wave-screening "Faraday bags" as the ultimate cypherpunk accessory for bitcoin hardware wallets.