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Mar
21

Blockchain safer than existing systems, says IBM’s James Wallis

Recent advances with blockchain technology had already made it more secure than most of the current financial systems it could replace, according to IBM’s blockchain expert, James Wallis. “Blockchain is already more secure now than most systems that are already out there,” IBM’s vice-president, global payments industry and blockchain, told The Australian. Speaking on a […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . FinTech
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Mar
18

Federal government set to introduce “regulatory sandbox” to help early-stage fintechs

Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined the government’s plans to remove regulatory hurdles for early-stage startups in a move that could further push Australia towards being a regional leader for fintech, Fintech Melbourne founder Andrew Lai says. Morrison says a range of policy changes, including the introduction of a “regulatory sandbox”, will be released next week […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Mar
15

MEDIA RELEASE: DomaCom

MEDIA RELEASE   For immediate release Monday March 14, 2016   The willingness of more than 4500 mum-and-dad investors to commit more than $70 million to acquire a stake in the iconic S. Kidman & Co pastoral holding demonstrates the huge retail appetite for investment in agricultural assets.   Arthur Naoumidis, chief executive officer of […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Mar
15

Treasurer Scott Morrison tells big regulators to prepare for new fintech rules

Australia’s top financial regulators have been told by Treasurer Scott Morrison to prepare for a new system to regulate financial technology start-ups that will allow entrepreneurs to spend more time building business ideas and less time navigating complex financial services regulations. The federal government is expected to release next week policy changes to support the […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Mar
11

Fintechs push Morrison to enhance quality of credit data

Treasurer Scott Morrison has been urged to turn his encouraging words about fintech into action by pushing the big banks to share more information about customers to boost competition. In an article published in Thursday’s The Australian Financial Review, Mr Morrison said fintech could become a driver of economic growth and said the quality of […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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Mar
10

2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit Taking place 19-21 June 2016 in Washington DC, The SelectUSA Summit is for investors of all sizes – including established multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth start-ups. The United States is incredibly diverse, and the Summit brings that diversity together into one building: any company can find the people, the resources, and […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech
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Mar
10

Fintech the next wave of growth

This is an interesting opinion piece by Australia’s Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison who says that Australia’s fintech sector can play a vital role in aiding the positive transition that is occurring in the national economy. “At the recent World Economic Forum it was noted that 90 per cent of the data we use today has […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech
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Mar
09

Greg Medcraft urges innovation on blockchain technology

Australian Securities & Investments Commission chairman Greg Medcraft has called on market regulators around the world to “start thinking about” the challenges of blockchain, the tech­nology behind cyber-currency bitcoin. Mr Medcraft, who is also ­chairman of the International ­Organisation of Securities Commissioners, urged regulators to consider the potential challenges of blockchain at a recent meeting […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . FinTech
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