Blockchain

May
05

Craig Wright says he will prove he is bitcoin creator

One day after Australian businessman Craig S. Wright declared he created the virtual currency bitcoin, he says he plans to prove it. After many bitcoin experts expressed scepticism about Mr. Wright’s claims, the 45-year-old computer scientist and engineer wrote Tuesday on his blog that he’ll present more evidence in coming days to prove he is […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech
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May
04

Meet eight fintechs changing financial services

When you have just seven minutes to sell your idea as the next big thing to change banking and investment, every moment counts. Thirty of the country’s best fintechs are pitching to a room full of 160-plus bankers, brokers and venture capitalists at the Grand Hyatt ballroom in Melbourne, where their story, business plan and […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech . Lending . Payments
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May
04

Budget 2016: Innovation surprises in budget papers

Entrepreneurs developing fintech companies will get a leg up from a new program in association with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, which will allow ideas to be tested with a limited number of retail clients for up to six months. These road tests in a “regulatory sandbox” will have prescribed investment limits. Australia will […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech . Investing
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May
04

Artificial Intelligence, Algo-Banking, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Robo-Advice Form Growth of Australian FinTech Market

Fintech is a disrupting force and a decentralising movement in the financial services sector. Fintech’s apply information technologies and modern internet protocols for data exchange, and deliver financial services using data storage, data analysis algorithms, or personal telecommunication devices. Digital ecosystems are fundamental to the success of both Fintech and traditional banks. Frost & Sullivan’s […]

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May
04

The CSIRO is exploring Bitcoin’s blockchain technology

Announced as part of the 2016 federal budget, the government will be encouraging its agencies as well as private companies to explore blockchain technology. The government’s downsized CSIRO research body Data61 will lead the country’s blockchain development. “The Government will encourage the exploration of Blockchain technology, including through a study and pilot testing by the […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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May
02

Blockchain technology to impact financial services sector

Blockchain technology has the potential to improve client’s end-to-end experience but the legal profession must consider its regulation, according to Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers. Nick Abrahams, APAC head of technology and innovation, told those gathered at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Unlocking the Blockchain event last week that “Blockchain will radically impact the financial services sector”. Mr […]

By Cameron Dart | ASX . Banking . Blockchain . FinTech
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Apr
27

The fintech phenomenon: Do Aussies only want to borrow from banks?

Marketplace lending, online business loans, robo-advice, blockchain – none of it means anything without consumers. So what do Aussies think of fintech? The threatening, disrupting nature of fintech is a widely discussed topic, with consumer benefits often being the focus. However, what’s interesting is that in the push to get companies, ideas and funding across […]

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Apr
21

Blockchain technology – why all the hype?

As one of the most talked about emerging technologies, some say blockchain technology could revolutionize everything from stock exchange settlements and transport logistics to voting or welfare payments. So what is it and why is it relevant to financial advisers? Internationally, the benefits and wide range of possible uses for blockchain technology have been touted […]

By Cameron Dart | ASX . Banking . Bitcoin . Blockchain . FinTech
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