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The financial turmoil caused by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has forced the ASX to delay the launch of its blockchain-based CHESS replacement, which had been scheduled to go live in April 2021.  The ASX announced yesterday it will conduct a formal consultation process in June to determine a new timetable

Australia’s new all-tech index goes live today. The new index captures ASX-listed companies in the fast-growing technology sector. S&P/ASX All Technology Index, trading under the symbol XTX, was launched on Friday by the ASX in partnership with S&P Dow Jones Indices.  The All Tech Index operates under an S&PDJI methodology

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Buy now pay later platform Openpay dropped 17 per cent on its first day listed on the ASX.  According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the stock fell from the issue price of $1.60 to $1.35 half an hour after listing. It finished on Monday down 17.5 per cent at $1.32.

Despite a decade of disruption, Australia’s largest public companies of 2009 are still holding on to their positions at the top of the ASX100.  Australia’s newly-listed tech companies are starting to replace some of the traditional incumbents, but their failure to build genuine scale offshore is slowing their rise up

More than one in ten ASX-listed CEOs have a background in technology yet none have previously been a CIO according to new research from executive recruiter Robert Half.  The research, 2019 CEO Tracker examines the background of the CEOs of the ASX 200. According to this study those CEOs with

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has signed a three-party memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital Asset (DA) and VMware to work together on distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. The ASX has been an early pioneer in blockchain technology, deciding in 2015 to replace its 25-year-old

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The Australian and Security Exchange Commission is looking into why the share prices of buy now, pay later platforms Afterpay, Zip and Flexigroup plummeted on Wednesday morning. The market volatility occured two days before a senate committee examining the buy now, pay later sector hands down its final report. According

Throughout 2018, 94 ASX200 board positions were filled by women. The new recruits helped put the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) within a whisker of achieving the gender diversity goal it set for Australian companies back in 2015. According to figures released today, women accounted for 29.7 per cent

Blockchain solutions are on the rise, with the number of patents filed for the technology more than doubling each year since 2013, according to a new report from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter  Since 2013 blockchain patent filings have grown by at least

Developing a business case for blockchain is inherently more challenging than other technology projects, because the cumulative value of the distributed network technology is often broader than one individual organisation. That’s the view of Dan Chesterman, CIO of the ASX, which is currently replacing its aging Clearing House Electronic Subregister