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Auckland University Professor: Government Must Regulate Bitcoin & Ethereum

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Auckland University Professor: Government Must Regulate Bitcoin & Ethereum

In an interview with Interest.co.nz, Alex Sims, professor and head of the commercial law department at Auckland University, a prestigious education and research institution in New Zealand, stated that the government must legitimize Bitcoin and leading blockchain networks like Ethereum first before attempting to the facilitate the growth of its blockchain sector. Sims emphasized it is necessary for the New…

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Australian Government May Intensify ‘War on Cash’

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Australian Government May Intensify ‘War on Cash’

Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce (BET) has called for a war on cash and has revealed 35 different methods of eliminating cash. The taskforce placed the blame on the consumers for encouraging the use of cash, which is being manipulated and utilized by criminals to fund large-scale fraudulent organizations. In an interview with News.com.au, the Australian federal government’s Black Economy Taskforce…

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Australian Senators Call for a Bitcoin-like Currency

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

Australian Senators Call for a Bitcoin-like Currency

Two Australian Senators from different political parties teamed up on August 8 to speak at the country’s parliament in Canberra about the promise of blockchain technology, and urged the Reserve Bank of Australia to consider a Bitcoin-esque currency. Liberal senator Jane Hume and Sam Dastyari, a Senator from the Labor party, have pushed forward blockchain adoption ‘Down Under’ with the…

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Research at University of Sydney Leads to Creation of New Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Research at University of Sydney Leads to Creation of New Blockchain

The University of Sydney has revealed the creation of a new blockchain, which it believes showcases unparalleled advantages over the blockchains currently in use in cryptocurrency and business settings. The new blockchain is being developed by researchers at the university’s School of Information Technology under the Concurrent Systems Research Group. The CSRG has named the new blockchain ‘Red Belly,’ a…

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Australia Sets Out to Improve Regulatory Framework for Bitcoin and Fintech

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Australia Sets Out to Improve Regulatory Framework for Bitcoin and Fintech

The Australian government has released a statement called ‘Response to The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Business Set-up, Transfer, and Closure’ detailing its plans to make changes to its regulations on blockchain and cryptocurrencies as well as creating a better working environment for fintech innovation in the country. These changes are now being implemented through the 2016/2017 national budget. In the…

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Australian University Rolls Out Blockchain-based Student Record System

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Australian University Rolls Out Blockchain-based Student Record System

The University of Melbourne is rolling out a blockchain-based student record system, one of the first in the world to utilize the technology behind Bitcoin in this way. Working in conjunction with U.S. blockchain startup Learning Machine and the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, the University will test Blockcerts, the blockchain-based micro-credential system. The University of Melbourne is…

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Australian Regulator’s Sixfold Path to Blockchain Regulation

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation

Australian Regulator’s Sixfold Path to Blockchain Regulation

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has published an information sheet outlining regulatory considerations for startups and existing licensees who intend to make use of distributed ledger technology to develop new solutions for their businesses. ASIC’s regulatory framework requires financial services companies to have appropriate technological resources and risk management system as well as organizational competence and the necessary…

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Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

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Australia Leads the Way with International Blockchain Standards

A report outlining the ‘Roadmap for Blockchain Standards,’ has been published by Standards Australia in March, to support the development blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and to clarify international standards. Australia’s non-governmental body is in charge of managing the Secretariat of an international technical committee for the development of blockchain standards, ISO/TC 307, by the International Organisation for Standardization…

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Global War on Cash Intensifies, Demand For Gold, Silver & Bitcoin Surges

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Global War on Cash Intensifies, Demand For Gold, Silver & Bitcoin Surges

A global war on cash has begun, as many countries have imposed heavy capital controls and have placed restrictions on fiat money. The increasing control of the authorities over traditional forms of money is pressuring investors, traders, households, and businesses to look for alternative safe haven assets like gold and bitcoin. Over the past few months, an increasing number of…

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Living Room of Satoshi: A DASH, Down Under

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Living Room of Satoshi: A DASH, Down Under

Dash is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world with a market cap of $65.7 million at the time of writing. Now, in a move to expand its utility in the world, the company recently announced a collaboration with Australian-based company Living Room of Satoshi, allowing people to pay their everyday bills using cryptocurrency. From an early infancy…

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