Blockchain

Apr
30

Fintech Committee asks for separate software R&D scheme for Australia

The Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology has published its second report on the state of fintech and regtech in Australia, focusing again on how the government can do more to support research and development (R&D) activities, and, of course, promote blockchain. Round two from the committee makes a total of 23 recommendations and either builds on, or supersedes, the 32 it made in September. Australia's R&D laws have faced scrutiny from the country's startups and big business for many years. However, the 2020-21 federal Budget contained a AU$2 billion boost in additional research and development tax incentives (RDTI). The committee said while the changes were welcome, it wants further tweaks, recommending it […]
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Apr
27

Law firm Piper Alderman executes blockchain-based payment guarantee

Australian law firm Piper Alderman has become the first legal firm in Australia to execute a blockchain-based payment guarantee in a commercial contract.

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Apr
26

Global spending on blockchain expected to rise sharply in 2021

Global spending on blockchain solutions will rise to US$6.6 billion this year according to the technology analyst firm IDC.

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Apr
22

Iress’ blockchain integrates with Objective Keystone for DDO

Iress today announced the integration of leading regtech provider Objective Corporation with its blockchain technology. 

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Apr
20

Bragg sounds fintech alarm in push for clearer crypto rules

NSW Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has warned Australia’s fintech sector needs a clearer government policy framework on digital assets.

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Apr
14

Tech firm unveils Australian first initiative to help charities access blockchain funding

Little Phil is partnering with a cryptocurrency provider to provide local charities access to alternative and sustainable fundraising streams.

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Feb
15

Aussie blockchain community calls for more government support around the nascent tech

Blockchain Australia has again called on the government and regulators to provide more support for the local blockchain ecosystem.

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Feb
10

Lygon launches ‘first industry standardised digital bank guarantee’ alongside blockchain first

First-to-market blockchain-based platform Lygon has announced it has minted its first industry standardised digital bank guarantee.

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