Blockchain

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 […]

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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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Dec
06

Advice industry must think bigger: Netwealth

Australia’s financial advice industry should pay heed to the likes of Facebook, Google and Uber if it is to meet the evolving expectations of clients. Speaking at the inaugural IMAP InvestTech conference in Sydney today, netwealth joint managing director Matt Heine said the advice industry is not thinking big enough, putting itself at risk of […]

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Dec
06

Commonwealth Bank to deliver ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain

The bank’s head of blockchain has revealed the Commonwealth Bank is currently implementing with a large world issuer in what will be a ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain that it hopes to bring to market in 2018. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is expecting to be the first to implement the […]

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Nov
28

CanYa raised $3.7 million with 28 Days to go for their ICO

CanYaCoins have been on a much anticipated countdown, with both the cryptocurrency enthusiasts and the cryptocurrency confused watching closely. The Australian startup raised AUD$1.8 million (3660 ETH) in their pre-sale and has just launched their ICO.   The initial coin offering went live on the 26th of November at 8.30 pm (AEDT/GMT+11), and all reports […]

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Nov
28

VCs target Australian blockchain and cryptocurrency firms with $44m in funds

Start-ups with designs on making it big in the fast-growing world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies will be targeted by two new funds focusing on the Australian market, with almost $44 million to spend. Apollo Capital, founded by venture capital fund Dominent Venture Partners’ Domenic Carosa and Holger Arians and Wall Street veteran Henrik Andersson, is […]

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Nov
21

Bitcoin speeds past $US8000 as its white-knuckle rollercoaster ride accelerates

Bitcoin’s relentless and volatile rally shows no sign of abating, with the world’s largest cryptocurrency defying growing bubble fears to hit yet another milestone. Bitcoin rose as much as 6.7 per cent to a record $US8224 ($10,898) as of 9.27am in New York. It’s been a tumultuous year for the virtual currency, with three separate […]

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Nov
20

Blockchain will change finance forever

Blockchain is the technology behind the phenomenon that is bitcoin – and it may end up changing how the finance industry operates forever. From payment processing that bypasses the banking system to cryptocurrencies launched by central banks, its impact could be significant. However, this technological disruption is unlikely to happen overnight, as regulators will want […]

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