Digital Surge cofounders Dan Rutter and Josh Lehman
Cryptocurrency

Brisbane fintech Digital Surge is the latest cryptocurrency exchange in voluntary administration

- December 9, 2022 3 MIN READ

Brisbane fintech Digital Surge is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to be placed in voluntary administration in the wake of the collapse of US exchange. Scott Langdon, John Mouawad and David Johnstone from KordaMentha Restructuring were appointed voluntary administrators on Thursday, after the fintech’s directors made the decision to put the business in VA on Wednesday.… Read more »

Fred Schebesta
People

Finder’s crypto evangelist, Fred Schebesta, walks away from co-CEO role to focus on the VC side

- December 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

Fred Schebesta, the cofounder of comparison website Finder, and one of the country’s leading cryptocurrency advocates, is stepping down from his role as co-CEO and will no longer be the company’s colourful public face. SmartCompany’s Tegan Jones reports that Schebesta will leave his cofounder Frank Restuccia to run the global business on his own, as… Read more »

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Cryptocurrency

Blockchain fintech Ettle launches an AUD stablecoin for companies

- November 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian blockchain fintech Ettle is hoping to introduce an Australian dollar stablecoin for business in 2023 in defiance of a jittery market following torrid year for the cryptocurrency space. The startup has just completed a pilot transaction between business clients on its stablecoin infrastructure platform using the digital Australian dollar token AUDE. Reserve funds are… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

Online broker Stake joins crypto trading race

- March 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Digital broker Stake is joining competitors such as Superhero and the Commonwealth Bank to offer cryptocurrency investing on its platform. The move to embrace crypto follows research commissioned by the platform last year that revealed crypto was second only to stocks in the portfolio for Australian investors under 40. Last November, CBA announced plans to… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

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 »