Currency

Oct
19

Cross-border payments set for ‘unprecedented change’

The cross-border payments industry is seeing levels of “unprecedented change” globally, including in regulation, where Australia is struggling to keep apace despite the competition watchdog’s probe into the $9 billion foreign currency transaction market. That’s the view of OFX chief executive Skander Malcolm who identifies three themes dominating cross-border payment, including that a larger number […]

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Oct
18

ASIC tightening regulation on ICOs is a positive move for the industry

ASIC recently announced that it has shut down several Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for misleading or deceptive statements in their marketing and operation of unlicensed managed investment schemes. This once again casts the spotlight on the unregulated nature of the Cryptocurrency industry and the need for investor protection. Cryptocurrencies and, by association with the larger category of […]

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Oct
16

Australian FinTech partners with Digital Surge, Brisbane’s first Digital Currency Exchange Platform

Australian FinTech is excited to announce its official partnership with Digital Surge, Brisbane’s first digital currency exchange platform. This new partnership will help us continue to grow the local FinTech industry, helping both newcomers and experts thrive in the Crypto industry. Digital Surge is an Australian digital currency ecosystem that enables the use of digital […]

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Oct
16

What is Ethereum and who is Vitalik Buterin?

Beginnings of the Ethereum Universe Launched on 30th July 2015, Ethereum is a cryptocurrency based on the blockchain. Founded by Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Lubin, it is sometimes considered a second version of Bitcoin. Though Bitcoin and Ethereum are both decentralised currencies based blockchain, there are significant differences between the two. What’s the difference? A […]

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Oct
12

The reasons Bitcoin is still first in the ranks

After a decade, Bitcoin is still ranked number 1 on the list of cryptocurrencies. No other coin has come close to taking its crown and reaching the level of the Bitcoin price. In fact, in 2018, it seems to be cementing its place at the top rather than slipping. We know that Bitcoin is just […]

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Oct
10

Programmable money will be the trigger for governments to adopt blockchain

The original blockchain use case – bitcoin – involved making payments while circumventing government and banks. So there’s some irony that its latest local use case involves a big government agency and the country’s largest financial institution adapting the original blockchain to control how government payments are spent. But blockchain innovation is full of surprises. […]

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Oct
09

CBA and Data61 join forces to create ‘smart money’

The Commonwealth Bank and CSIRO’s Data61 have joined forces to create “smart money” using blockchain technology, which has the potential to reduce fraud and revolutionise government programs such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In an initial proof-of-concept called Making Money Smart, the organisations have created programmable money by using smart contracts on a private […]

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Oct
04

BitTorrent’s creator wants to build a better Bitcoin

In 2001, a 25-year-old unemployed college dropout named Bram Cohen crafted an elegant protocol for moving data around the internet. Titanic numbers of pirated songs and movies, and countless lawsuits, later, he’s putting the finishing touches on what he hopes will be another world-changing protocol—this time for moving around money. Cohen’s earlier invention was BitTorrent, […]

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