Good question; I think there hasn't been much news really or at least nothing that i am aware of. Just about everything is low priced now, so i think best is to search a selective few projects that seem fundamentally very solid. Vechain has been quite promising, but for as far as i can remember they changed course a lot compared with their initial business mode and they got some criticism for that. So before considering this as investment i highly recommend to research about the controversy, investigate both sides of the argument and then decide how you view that project. Any altcoin investment is highly speculative at this point because it is very hard to predict which projects will even survive the bear market. A great majority might not is something to keep in mind as potential outcome.