Since May 2007, US-based digital artist Mike Winkelmann (who goes by the name Beeple) has posted a new artwork online every day. He posted the 5,000th one in January, and has now packaged them into an enormous digital collage titled Everydays: The First 5000 Days, which was auctioned online by Christie’s on February 25. The… Read more »
Welcome to Tuesday. Fingers crossed for good news for Victorians to emerge from lockdown some time today. Here’s today’s news, and don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Zucktime Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch – not to be confused with Facebook Watch,… Read more »
End-to-end traceability delivered through blockchain technology could provide a new level of trust and integrity to align with consumers’ growing demands for authenticity on what they consume. Andrew Grant has co-founded several AgTech startups, including smart tracking software solution Trust Provenance, from his base in Adelaide, South Australia. The platform integrates data points along the… Read more »
As the corona virus rages and infection fears increase plastic consumption is on the rise. At supermarkets, among the few places allowed to stay open, customers are increasingly using disposable plastic bags amid concerns reusable ones will spread the disease. In cafes, reusable cups have been banned seeing a return to single use containers. It’s… Read more »
The Perth Mint, the government-owned bullion trader, which owns Australia’s only gold refinery, and produces 10% of the world’s gold, has enlisted ASX-listed blockchain technology company Security Matters Ltd (ASX: SMX) to ensure the ethical origins of the gold it sources and sells. The Mint has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Security… Read more »
Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »
Australia’s first incubator program dedicated to helping blockchain startups get their businesses up and running will be established in Adelaide. South Australian blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA has been awarded A$170,000 from the Federal Government to open the Crypto SA Lab in September.
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.
RMIT University has partnered with digital credentialing platform Credly to launch an initiative that will provide students with blockchain-enabled digital credentials.
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 launches Blockchain Innovation Hub to investigate blockchain regulation and social implications
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.