Andrew Bragg

Senator Andrew Bragg calls for a single act for the Australian government to regulate crypto and blockchain

- March 21, 2022 7 MIN READ

It has been nearly a year since I last addressed Blockchain Australia Week. When I made that address, I  announced that the Select Committee which I Chaired – then called the Senate Select Committee on  Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology – would be extended under new Terms of Reference.  These Terms of Reference would focus… Read more »

Senator Andrew Bragg

Andrew Bragg: Why more cryptocurrency experts need to get a job in Treasury to drive reform

- March 3, 2022 7 MIN READ

It has been nearly a year since the Senate Select Committee decided that we needed to pivot to focus exclusively on the opportunities and challenges of digital assets.   Cryptocurrency and digital assets were evolving at such a pace, it demanded our urgent attention.  As a lawmaker, I was focused on a familiar problem: how to… Read more »

Senator Andrew Bragg

Australia needs to move quickly to become a financial hub for digital assets: Senator Andrew Bragg

- October 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

In 2018 US Senator Orrin Hatch naively questioned how on earth Facebook could sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for a service… Before Mark Zuckerberg politely pointed out that they run advertisements. Just last month US Senator Ted Cruz’s speech went viral when he claimed less than 5% of his colleagues had… Read more »

Senator Andrew Bragg

‘All we need to do is unlock our technology prowess’: Senator Andrew Bragg on the report into fintech and regtech

- September 3, 2020 5 MIN READ

While Australia officially slips into the first recession in 30 years, it is clear that we need more jobs. But we must embrace technology to be globally competitive. There is no other way. The Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology was established in September last year, and following an extensive round of public… Read more »