Blockchain

Jan
16

What a blockchain-powered ASX should mean

The ASX decision to replace CHESS with a blockchain solution will benefit investors as long as all parties are granted fair access, writes Sharesight’s Doug Morris. On 7 December 2017, the ASX announced it will be replacing its settlement system, known as CHESS, with a “blockchain-inspired technology.” Those of us investment nerds with an interest […]

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Jan
08

Bitcoin competitor Ripple value climbs, almost beating Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

The virtual currency boom has gotten so heated that it is throwing the list of the world’s richest people into disarray. Consider what has happened to the founders of an upstart virtual currency known as Ripple, which has seen its value skyrocket in recent weeks. At one point on Thursday, Chris Larsen, a Ripple co-founder […]

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Jan
04

Truth and fiction in blockchain’s brave new world

Before Christmas, a fascinating new phenomenon began to manifest itself. Companies previously not greatly valued by the stock market were finding that the simple addition of a word to their corporate identities could multiply their worth many times over. The word was “blockchain”. Soft drinks companies and obscure software firms alike were being transformed into […]

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Jan
02

First Growth Funds raises funds for blockchain

Investment company First Growth Funds (ASX:FGF) has announced it will raise $3.45 million to expand into the blockchain sector. The company has agreed to issue more than 282 million shares to Australian and international investors, representing just under 25 per cent of the issued share capital of the company. The placement is led by blockchain […]

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Dec
27

Moneycatcha moves into Stone & Chalk and expands team

Australian fintech start-up Moneycatcha has been selected to join fintech hub Stone & Chalk’s Sydney office following a rigorous vetting process. The move cements the company’s footing on Australia’s East and West coasts and signals confidence in its unique blockchain end-to-end loan origination solution. Stone & Chalk is the largest fintech hub in Asia, supporting successfully selected […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Blockchain . Borrowing . FinTech . Lending
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Dec
12

The world’s first cryptocurrency recruitment agency has opened in Sydney

A recruitment agency specialising in finding cryptocurrency and blockchain talent has opened in Sydney. Crypto Recruit has set up shop with the belief that it is the first in the world to offer such niche IT recruitment services, said founder Neil Dundon. “The idea was to get some first mover advantage in the market,” Dundon […]

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Dec
08

2nd Annual APAC Blockchain Conference 2018

The APAC Blockchain Conference, developed in partnership with the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA), looks beyond the hype at the real impacts and potential of blockchain technologies in Australia.   The 2nd annual event will be held from 13 – 15 March in Melbourne and bring together blockchain innovators, business leaders and regulators to help […]

By Australian FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech
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Dec
07

Australia’s stock exchange is moving to a blockchain style system for trade settlements

Australia’s equity market the ASX has decided to replace its CHESS system to record changes in shareholding with distributed ledger technology found in blockchain. The global equities exchange community has been watching the ASX as it develops and tests a system to cut the cost of transactions, and make them faster and more secure. Blockchain […]

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