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‘Green’ Bitcoin miner Iris Energy doubles its fundraise ahead of IPO
A firm from Australia that uses renewable energy to mine Bitcoin (among other businesses) has raised two times the intended capital in a recent round.
Crypto.com awarded license to issue debit cards in Australia
Crypto dot com announced today that it was successfully granted a license by the Australian Financial Service License (AFSL), which now allows it to extend its card network down under.
Australian central bank mentions “Ethereum” as digital currency push continues
With all institutional attention on Bitcoin as of late, Ethereum has received little love from the corporations and governments of the world.
Aglive launches farm-to-consumer blockchain-based app to tackle food fraud
Aglive, an Australian product traceability platform, has launched a blockchain-based mobile app that will allow consumers to see the source and journey of the products they consume.
Ripple (XRP) wants to target less treasury, more SMEs after experiencing record on-demand liquidity volumes
Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) corridors have witnessed major growth and facilitated instant, cross-border fund transfers.
China, Korea, and Australia introduce blockchain and digital currency curricula to boost employment potential
Three major powers are betting on the long-term potential of cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, and blockchain.
In a post-COVID world, Australia turns to blockchain for protecting $7 billion beef export industry
Australian beef is world-renowned in culinary circles as high-quality, sought-after meat.
Craig Wright’s university investigating reports of plagiarism in his PhD dissertation
Charles Sturt University is investigating reports of plagiarism in Craig Wright’s doctoral thesis, a spokesperson for the university said on Twitter.
Craig Wright book gets dropped while he claims he’s ‘99.9999% certain’ he’ll get his BTC fortune
An Australian publisher has dropped a book titled “Behind the Mask: Craig Wright and the Battle for Bitcoin.” Wright has been going around claiming he is “99.9999 percent certain” that he will be able to take control of his alleged Bitcoin fortune, held in the notorious Tulip Trust.
Micro-investment fintech Raiz to offer Bitcoin-exposed retail fund to over 300,000 Australian clients
Raiz, a micro-investment Fintech company, is reportedly planning to offer retail investors exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) through its new fund.
Hacker pleads guilty in Australia’s first crypto-theft bust, 100,000 XRP stolen
A 24-year-old woman in Sydney was found guilty of stealing 100,000 XRP—worth $300,000 at the time of the theft—in January of last year, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.
Bitcoin and Binance in Real-Estate: Australia to Hold World’s First Live Property Auction Using Crypto
James Pratt Auctions and NuYen Exchange announced the launch the world’s first live property auction using cryptocurrencies.
Sydney Woman Nabbed by Police for Stealing 100,000 XRP
Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman from an address in Epping, Sydney where she lives with her parents for allegedly raiding a 56-year-old man’s cryptocurrency wallet and transferring more than 100,000 XRP to an exchange in China.
New South Wales to Test Blockchain System for Land Conveyance
Stockholm-based company ChromaWay has partnered with the New South Wales Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) to work on a system of property conveyance using ChromaWay’s blockchain technology.
NEM Foundation to Open Melbourne Blockchain Hub, Aims to Attract SMEs, Startups for Blockchain Adoption
Singapore-based NEM foundation is opening a blockchain hub in Australia, primarily to educate startups and enthusiasts about the myriad benefits of blockchain technology and digital currencies, reported SmartCompany on October15.
Privacy-Centric DApps Face Crisis After Australia Proposes Anti-Privacy Bill
A proposed bill in the Australia parliament is stifling the citizens’ right to privacy.
Fraudsters Steal $50,000 in BTC from Melbourne Bitcoin ATM
Fraudsters posing as debt collectors convinced four victims to deposit over $50,000 into a Bitcoin ATM in Australia’s southern county of Victoria, reported Sydney Morning Herald on October5.
Startup Raises $2.5M From Binance to Help Australia’s Airports to Accept Crypto
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume, has invested $2.5 million in TravelbyBit, a startup supported by the government of Australia to operate crypto point-of-sale (PoS) systems at the country’s airports.