cryptocurrency

Aug
27

Could Bitcoin replace Credit Cards?

Growing competition in the retail sector – and the possibility that the digital currency could help merchants lower transaction fees that cut into profit margins — could induce them to replace credit cards with Bitcoin. “From a merchant perspective, Bitcoin has the advantage of not having large fees from credit card companies that cut into […]

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Aug
22

Digital natives love the blockchain because they trust it

The younger ‘digital native’ generation may turn out to be blockchain’s driving force in years to come, as they grow to distrust centralised institutions and systems. That’s according to Dentacoin Foundation’s communications manager Donika Kraeva, who believes that there is a direct correlation between Generation Z’s lack of trust and high adoption of crypto assets […]

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Aug
21

Why this un-banked Kiwi crypto startup has relocated to Sydney

Kiwi cryptocurrency broker startup Cryptosaver has relocated from its Auckland birthplace to Sydney, with the founders claiming they have been unable to open a bank account for the business in New Zealand. Founded a year ago by James Viggiano, Denym Bird and Jack Daffron, Cryptosaver is an investment platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, designed […]

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Aug
21

Home grown BTC Markets exchange adds home grown Power Ledger

BTC Markets is one of Australia’s relatively few home grown cryptocurrency exchanges, and it’s now listed Power Ledger (POWR), one of Australia’s relatively few home grown cryptocurrencies, as its eighth token. “At BTC Markets, our mission is to support the growth of innovative Australian projects, connecting them to Australian investors who understand the transformative potential […]

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Aug
21

eToro adds IOTA cryptocurrency

IOTA is now the most technically distinctive cryptocurrency on eToro. IOTA is now available on eToro as the social trading platform’s 12th crypto-asset, so users are able to buy and sell it. IOTA has also been added to eToro’s Crypto CopyFund – a contract for difference (CFD) set-up which lets users diversify across a basket […]

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Aug
20

Cointree and Gobbill partner to let Aussies pay their bills with cryptocurrency

Major telcos, utility providers and insurers may not have jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, but thanks to two local fintech startups that no longer matters, with cryptocurrency owners now able to pay any bill in crypto. Cryptocurrency exchange Cointree and automated billing platform Gobbill will let Australians pay bills with cryptocurrency, regardless of whether the […]

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Aug
20

The key to investor confidence in cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency markets plummeted this week with the market capital of the entire cryptocurrency market falling below $200 billion USD for the first time this year. This comes off the back of a barren 6 months for the cryptocurrency market which has seen that market capital more than halve in that time, a far cry from […]

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Aug
16

Blockchain to bring clarity, liquidity: academic

Blockchain technology will radically transform the economy around us and the Australian Securities Exchange’s switch to it is just the tip of the iceberg, academic Chris Berg says. Blockchain – the technology that makes bitcoin possible – has “a large number of applications across the economy for much more than things like cryptocurrencies”, he says. […]

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