Bitcoin

The University of Sydney will establish a dedicated blockchain group after forming a partnership with smart contract and cyrptocurrency payments platform, Fantom. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Led by Associate Professor of Computer Science, Bernhard Scholz, the initial funding will support a specialised research group which will build

The value of annual bitcoin transactions is expected to slide further from the latter half of next year. The outlook is contained in a new study by Juniper Research. Juniper reports that bitcoin has not only fallen sharply from its December 2017 peak, but has failed to recover despite the

Despite the cryptocurrency’s volatile price, Bitcoin infrastructure across Australia is enjoying strong growth.   The number of Bitcoin ATMs in Australia has more than doubled in the past six months bringing the total number of these machines to 46. Until this recent growth, only people in Australia’s larger cities like

The Reserve Bank of Australia Sydney

Nine years after its launch and almost five years after it crept into public consciousness, bitcoin continues to have structural flaws that make it unsuitable for many uses. That’s the view of the Reserve Bank of Australia, expressed by Tony Richards Head of Payments Policy Department. Speaking at the Australian

Bitcoin, bubble, balloon, cryptocurrency

Australian exchanges traded more than $3.9 billion in cryptocurrencies last year, according to new research from Accenture and the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA). The new research details activity levels, transactional values and trader demographics in the country for the first time based on data from seven Australian digital currency

The Comminwealth Bank has decided to block attempts to purchase any virtual currency with its credit cards. “Virtual and crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin have yet to meet a minimum standard of regulation, reliability, and reputation,” the bank said. The ban came into effect yesterday and extends to both CommBank and

American CEOs are wary of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency Bitcoin, according to results from a survey held at a Yale CEO Summit. They’re also embarrassed by President Donald Trump’s performance after almost one year in office. The survey occurred during the Yale School of Management’s Chief Executive Leadership Institute

Apollo Capital is seeking to establish $30 million a fund which will specialise in crypto-asset investments, including digital currencies, other blockchain-based assets and ICOs. The fund is estimated to be fully operational in early 2018 and will be open exclusively to wholesale clients, with a minimum buy-in of $50,000. Sign

The Sun Exchange

Can crowdfunding and cryptocurrency accelerate the adoption of solar power in developing economies? South African startup The Sun Exchange plans on finding out. The Sun Exchange is a marketplace where you can purchase solar cells with bitcoin for a specific businesses or community. The solar cell owners then lease the

Ethereum, cryptocurrency, ICO, fintech

A rapidly growing number of companies are taking advantage of cryptocurrencies to raise massive amounts of funding through what are called Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. It is not just technology companies that are taking advantage of this new form of money raising. Companies that have gone through ICOs or