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Cryptocurrency

The Australian government is looking closely at how to regulate cryptocurrencies

- September 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

The government is looking closely at regulations affecting cryptocurrency as it considers how to handle digital assets and encourage innovation in the broader blockchain ecosystem. Chair of the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre, Senator Andrew Bragg, said the government recognises cryptocurrency is an “area of full of opportunity and full… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

A hacker stole a record in $831 million in cryptocurrency – then started giving it back

- August 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

A hacker pulled off one of the biggest cryptocurrency heists in history by transferring $831 million worth of cryptocurrency off the Poly Network platform, only to start giving the assets back the next day. Poly Network announced the attack on Tuesday night, saying it had been attacked on the Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, and Polygon… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

The RBA says there’s no chance cryptocurrencies will become legal tender in Australia

- August 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

Cryptocurrency is unlikely to ever become legal tender in Australia, a Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) executive has concluded during a Parliamentary hearing exploring competition, data privacy and fintech innovation issues. Despite watching the emerging cryptocurrency market for the past eight years, Dr Anthony Richards, head of the RBA’s Payments Policy Department said, “we just… Read more »

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Dogecoin’s Australian co-founder let rip on cryptocurrency as an ‘inherently right-wing… get rich quick’ scam for billionaires

- July 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Dogecoin’s Australian co-inventor, Jackson Palmer, has made a rare foray into public debate about the worth of cryptocurrencies, condemning them a cult-like get rich quick scheme for billionaires taking advantage of “the financially desperate and naive”. In a 10-tweet thread, Palmer, whose Twitter account is normally silent, lambasted cryptocurrencies as  “almost purpose built to make… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

Investing in cryptocurrencies is a taxation minefield: here’s what you need to know

- July 1, 2021 3 MIN READ

The last few weeks have highlighted the volatility of the cryptocurrency market. We live in a world where a few tweets affect values which is pretty worrying for your average investors. At the same time, keeping abreast of the tax issues associated with cryptocurrency is now as challenging as ever.  Within Australian tax legislation, there… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

A teenager and his brother have pulled off a $5 billion cryptocurrency scam

- June 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

Two young brothers behind South African cryptocurrency investment firm Africrypt have disappeared with an estimated $5 billion worth of investors’ money in what could be the largest ever cryptocurrency scam. Raees and Ameer Cajee – 21 and 18-years-old respectively – founded Africrypt in 2019 and promised customers significant returns on investment, reportedly as high as… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s dirty secret: Elon Musk’s change of heart is a warning to cryptocurrencies to clean up their carbon footprint

- May 18, 2021 4 MIN READ

Over the weekend, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk suggested his company could sell off its Bitcoin holdings, sending the cryptocurrency plummeting. It followed Musk’s announcement earlier this month that his company would no longer accept Bitcoin in payment for its electric cars, due to the fossil fuels needed to create the digital currency. Bitcoin is… Read more »

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BitTorrent’s inventor has created a new, greener cryptocurrency, Chia, that could push up the cost of hard drives

- May 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

It has been a big year for cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is worth six times what it was 12 months ago, and the joke currency Dogecoin has seen a hundredfold increase in price. A boom in “non-fungible tokens”, or NFTs – tradable tokens based on the same technology as cryptocurrency – is transforming the art market. With… Read more »

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Reinventure’s bet on Coinbase returns $546 million, boosting Westpac’s bottom line by $288m

- April 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

January 2015 was an interesting time for bitcoin and Westpac’s fintech venture capital fund, Reinventure. Simon Cant and Danny Gilligan, co-founded the VC with Westpac the year before. Bitcoin kicked off the year at around US$300, before crashing to $170 within a fortnight. The cryptocurrency would climb to $465 before the year was out and… Read more »

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Dogecoin explodes!

- April 16, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Meme joke cryptocurrency Dogecoin more than doubled in price in the last 24 hours, briefly hitting a high of US28c today, and currently sits around 80% up for the day Elon Musk’s favourite Twitter shout out has climbed nearly 300% for the week, putting it into the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation for the… Read more »