Cryptocurrencies are great for gambling – but doesn’t achieve much when it comes to DeFi and freeing us from central banks

- July 4, 2022 4 MIN READ

The dream that decentralised finance – or “DeFi” – can free the monetary system from the clutches of governments and banks has helped launch 20,000 cryptocurrencies. But with 2022 proving to be more of a crypto-nightmare – including for the vaunted “stablecoins” that held the most promise as rivals to central bank-issued currencies – questions… Read more »


Brisbane DeFi reputation startup raises $6.7 million seed round

- April 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

Brisbane startup Reputation DAO, which is looking to help decentralised finance (DeFi) platforms address reputation in order to reduce the collateral required for borrowing, has raised a US$4.75  million (A$6.72m) seed round. The startup was backed by Sydney VC AirTree Ventures, DACM,  Koji Capital and Framework Ventures. Reputation DAO is building the fundamental infrastructure, powered… Read more »


DeFi startup Minke raises $650,000 in pre-Seed capital

- March 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

Decentralised finance startup Minke has raised $650,000 in a pre-seed round to enter the fast-growing DeFi space. The startup is currently part of the Startmate summer cohort and was backed by angel investors Rayn Ong and Quentin Wallace, and ex-Outware Mobile founders Eytan Lenko and Danny Gorog. Co-founders Josh Reyes and Marcos Teixeira met as… Read more »

Larry Diamond

Zip co-founder Larry Diamond backs DeFi startup tiiik in $5.2 million seed round

- February 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian DeFi startup Tiiik has raised $5.2 million in a Seed round backed by some leading fintech founders, including Zip’s Larry Diamond. The raise was co-led by Global Founders Capital and FinTech Collective, supported by DACM, B Digital, Decision Tree Capital, Investible, LedgerPrime, Ox Ventures, Athena Ventures, Double Peak, Valhalla Capital, Parsiq,, NxGen and… Read more »