After a career as a public servant, Katrina Donaghy was inspired by the possibilities of blockchain to ameliorate at least some facets of the bureaucracy.
Leanne Kemp, founder of blockchain startup Everledger, has been appointed the new Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, taking over in the role from Steve Baxter.
Australia is to soon become home to another blockchain hub, with the NEM.io Foundation to open a new space in Melbourne.
IBM, the CSIRO’s Data61, and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills have teamed up to develop the Australian National Blockchain (ANB), a large-scale, publicly available blockchain solution designed for Australian legal compliance.
RMIT University has partnered with digital credentialing platform Credly to launch an initiative that will provide students with blockchain-enabled digital credentials.
Coworking community Tank Stream Labs has partnered with Blockchain Professionals Sydney to launch a blockchain-focused hub in its Sydney space.
Melbourne university RMIT has partnered with fintech hub Stone and Chalk and Accenture to develop an eight week course on blockchain strategy.
Queensland agriculture supply chain tracking startup BlockGrain has raised $1 million, or 800,000 XEMs, through the global NEM blockchain investment fund.
Melbourne’s Blockchain Centre, a hub for blockchain tech and cryptocurrency startups, has launched incubator program Block Engine.
The higher the value of Bitcoin the more energy people will use in order to compete for it during the mining process.
For ScalaMed, the journey to helping patients manage their health simply and conveniently, on the go, starts with medication management
RMIT has launched the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, a research centre that will work to understand the social science of blockchain, and develop policies.
ANZ and Westpac have joined up with IBM and Scentre Group to digitise the bank guarantee process for commercial property leasing, using blockchain.
Looking to further the development of the Victorian fintech sector, the state government has announced its plans to establish a fintech hub in Melbourne.
Blockchain startup R3 has announced the close of a US$107 (AU$143) million Series A round, marking the largest raise for a blockchain startup to date.