Blockchain

Sep
11

China and Australia deepen blockchain links

A group of Australian blockchain start-ups, including Beam and AgriDigital, are in Shanghai this week, on a trade mission organised by Austrade and the Australian Digital Commerce Association. Over the weekend, the entrepreneurs completed a boot camp run by members of the embassy, including a session on how to protect their intellectual property. On Monday, […]

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First Growth Funds secures $15m from HCASH

First Growth Funds Limited (ASX:FGF) will assist blockchain group HCash, investing up to $15m in some of the most innovative companies on the ASX. HCash possesses its own unique blockchain tech similar to Bitcoin and Ethereum, possessing a market cap of $150m. Subject to regulatory approval, HCash will invest $15m of HCash digital currency in […]

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Sep
10

Crypto growth nears ‘ceiling’, Ethereum co-founder says

The days of explosive growth in the blockchain industry have likely come and gone now the average person is aware of its existence, according to Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum. “The blockchain space is getting to the point where there’s a ceiling in sight,” Mr Buterin said in a September 8 interview with Bloomberg at […]

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Sep
10

Australia in driving seat as global blockchain standards take shape

Westpac director Craig Dunn will tell China this week that more engagement from its technology leaders will help the global standards-setting process for blockchain, which Australia is leading, to create guidelines that will reduce the cost of deploying the emerging technology across the global economy. An Austrade trade delegation arrived in China over the weekend […]

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Sep
06

Coffee and a Bitcoin: Perth start-up turning change into cryptocurrency

Perth-based entrepreneur Phil George is on a crusade to “democratise finance”. The chief executive and co-founder of cryptocurrency micro-investment app Bamboo wants to improve access to investment opportunities and understanding of the new technologies underpinning huge changes in finance. “Our platform aims to provide access to different investment opportunities like cryptocurrencies,” he said. Simplifying cryptocurrency […]

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Sep
06

What’s the difference between a private and public blockchain?

Blockchain has potential applications in many industries, from accounting to agriculture. It’s essentially a distributed ledger, which records transactions between every user in the chain. There are different types of blockchain: some are open and public and some are private and only accessible to people who are given permission to use them. A public blockchain […]

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Sep
05

ASX pushes back the start date for its blockchain

ASX has pushed back the “go live” date for its blockchain to clear and settle the Australian equities market by around six months, after market participants expressed concerns about meeting an ambitious timeline given the complexity of the technological change. Market players used a consultation process to express “a strong interest in better understanding the […]

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Aug
31

Future Hub: ‘one-stop shop for blockchain expertise’

Australian technology company Lakeba Group’s blockchain division has set up Future Hub, “a one-stop shop for blockchain expertise,” according to Lakeba chief growth officer and Future Hub head Darren Younger. The idea behind Lakeba’s Future Hub is to combine the company’s technology skills with expertise from financial, legal and other relevant specialisms. A number of […]

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