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The RBA is working on a central bank digital currency with Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa

- September 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Project Dunbar will develop prototypes for shared platforms that will enable international settlements with digital currencies issued by multiple central banks. A blockchain-based system will hopefully cut transaction costs and times. The results will feed into plans for global and regional platforms and the G20 roadmap on better cross-border payments. The Reserve Bank of Australia… Read more »

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YBF now has a blockchain expert in da house

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

YBF Melbourne has appointed a blockchain expert-in-residence to help startups better understand the potential of distributed ledger technology. Karen Cohen, deputy chair of the Blockchain Australia Board, has taken on the role, and when the city’s latest lockdown hopefully lifts soon, she’ll be based at the Melbourne CBD co-working facility, where she will offer advice, introductions,… Read more »

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DigitalX boss Leigh Travers is leaving the ASX-listed blockchain company to become CEO of Binance Australia

- August 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Digital currency exchange Binance Australia has appointed Leigh Travers, the former CEO of ASX-listed blockchain company DigitalX, as its new Executive Officer. Travers spent seven years at DigitalX. He previously created a tech and investment professionals startup hub in WA and has served on the board blockchain industry body, Blockchain Australia. Travers has provided technical,… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

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 »

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Agtech startup Trust Provenance is using blockchain to track food from paddock to plate

- August 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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The Perth Mint is going to use blockchain technology to make sure its gold is clean and green

- February 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

  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 »

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Blockchain incubator set to bolster Australian industry

- April 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

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.