Mesa blockchain startup raises $1.4 million, merges with other blockchain company


IPAssets Technology, a Mesa-based blockchain integration specialist, announced a $1.4 million funding round that included a merger with Mango Farm Assets. The proceeds from this funding will be used to accelerate the company’s branded platforms, which include, and, and Ice Wallet, IPAssets’ flagship cold storage wallet that is coming later this year. … Read more

Bitcoin pioneer and ALS patient to be frozen in Arizona desert

After participating in the first Bitcoin transaction back in 2009, Hal Finney became an early adopter of an even more far-reaching scientific frontier: Human cryopreservation. While the masses are dumping buckets of ice on their heads to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and Bitcoin devotees are booking vacations and flying to space, … Read more

Apriva partners with GoCoin to boost digital currency payments via smartphone

With new cryptocurrency weaving its way into the marketplace and new Bitcoin tellers popping up around town, more business owners are considering taking online currency as payment. One local business, Apriva, a secure end-to-end wireless transaction and information solutions company, announced today a partnership with GoCoin to process digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin for … Read more

AZ's first Bitcoin ATM makes its debut in Tucson

Arizona now has its very first Bitcoin ATM located inside Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, the state’s chain media store that buys, sells and trades books, games, movies and music, at the Ina Road location in Tucson. It’s one of 145 Bitcoin ATMs distributed around the world and one of only 25 in the United States. Bitcoin … Read more