Blockchain

Jul
20

What is the Blockchain? The Plain English version

By Bill Hess, Founder of Pixel Privacy.   The word blockchain is on everyone’s lips right now. Although you might not really understand what “blockchain” means, chances are you’ve heard people talk about it (a lot). Some people believe it will change our world for the better, and it will replace the banks that we […]

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Jul
19

Despite sensationalism and fear, blockchain is the real deal for businesses

It would seem that blockchain is gaining a bad reputation from many, thanks to the hyperbole being perpetuated in certain quarters. But while sensationalist and negative headlines confuse, a handful of banks are destined to have the last laugh as they move forward with adoption of the technology. The most common mistake being made, is […]

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Jul
19

Mastercard tries to make paying with virtual coins easier

Mastercard has landed a US patent for a payment system that would make it easier for people to quickly and securely settle transactions with cryptocurrencies. First reported by Coindesk, Mastercard said its proposed method would mean the payee assumed less risk in a cryptocurrency transaction, which could result in a higher acceptance of virtual coins […]

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Jul
19

CFA exam to include blockchain and cryptocurrency parts from 2019

With cryptocurrencies here to stay, education needs to start meeting student and employer demand. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will be making an appearance in the level I and II Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams from 2019 onwards as part of a broader new reading called Fintech in Investment Management. The material will be released in […]

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Jul
12

Australia’s first Future Hub to Accelerate Blockchain Development and Implementation

Australian technology innovator Lakeba Group today launched the Lakeba Future Hub, a consortium of leading technology, law, taxation and educational firms, with a focus on accelerating blockchain adoption and development by Australian businesses. Recognised for being one of the first technology companies in Australia to have live commercial blockchain pilots across multiple sectors, Lakeba will […]

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Jul
03

DIY smart contracts and customisable crypto derivatives on demand

If everything’s going on the blockchain, the blockchain needs a derivatives market. Blockchain development is tough. Unlike other systems, someone who wants to build an entire platform of their own has to get their heads around the multi-faceted nature of decentralisation, and balancing technical foundations and economic theory. Even building on an existing platform is […]

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Jun
29

Where, why and how AI, cryptocurrency and blockchain come together

The future is here, and it’s a doozy. Cryptocurrency, distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have a lot of overlap. Firstly cryptocurrency mining and machine learning cycles are extremely similar, while crypto has already delivered a way to directly use computing cycles as a currency. This helps opens the doors to much quicker development […]

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Jun
26

World’s largest blockchain loyalty program launches in Australia

Blockchain company EZToken has announced the launch of its global cryptocurrency loyalty program (EZToken Rewards) in Australia. EZToken Rewards is the world’s biggest blockchain loyalty program (by size of retailer network). Members are rewarded with EZToken cryptocurrency rather than loyalty points for transacting with over 80 participating retailers. Unlike loyalty points, the value of EZToken […]

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