Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Sibos 2018 – Discover Zone and FinTech Marketplace

Sibos 2018 will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney between 22 & 25 October 2018. Following a successful debut in Toronto last year, and increasing community demand, the FinTech Marketplace will return in Australia. The FinTech Marketplace features cutting-edge FinTech companies from around the world, enabling them to connect with senior decision makers […]

NSW Australia opens applications for fintech trade mission to India

The Government of New South Wales (NSW ) is offering 10 NSW fintech startups the chance to go on an intensive business development program in India from 24–29 June 2018. Based out of Zone Startups in Mumbai, the one-week program will provide an introduction to the India market, facilitate meetings and networking sessions with local […]

Start-up Genome report anoints China as start-up capital

According to Start-up Genome report 2018, China has surpassed the United States as a source of patent applications, and is rapidly catching up on the number of companies it has produced with a “unicorn” valuation above $US1 billion. The report found China had become the biggest driver of the global start-up revolution, which saw global venture […]

Ten Australian blockchain companies raising millions and disrupting industries

It wasn’t until 2017 that the boom of consumer-focused blockchain projects, funded by easily facilitated ICOs, began to hit Australia. Early last year the country’s “first” ICO was kicked off by Chronobank and since then the floodgates have opened for disruptive blockchain companies, with many of them raising multiple millions to help get their ambitious […]

How Australia Is Becoming A Cryptocurrency Continent: Markets, Regulations And Plans

Australia has decided that there is a lot of potential in cryptocurrency. The country has been very direct and positive in terms of cryptocurrency regulation and is already implementing some of its bigger plans, like exchange registration. However, their plans and rules relating to cryptocurrencies are not unreasonable, stifling, or damaging, rather, they could be […]

Australian Regulations for Cryptocurrency Exchanges Introduced

Australia’s new legislative guidelines for the operation of cryptocurrency exchanges were introduced on the 3rd of April 2018. From now on, Australian digital currency exchange businesses will be required to register and comply with anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing laws. Australian virtual currency exchanges must also identify and verify the identities of their customers, keep certain records for […]

Australian Tax Agency Seeks Public Input Concerning Cryptocurrency Taxes

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been researching how to formulate regulatory guidelines for taxing cryptocurrencies recently. This week the ATO is seeking input from Australian residents concerning how the country should tax digital assets. Australian citizens who want to participate in giving public feedback can do so until April 20, 2018, by visiting ATO’s […]

8 out of 10 Aussie Bitcoin traders are men

Eighty-three per cent of the 312,633 customers registered across seven Australian exchanges at the end of 2017 were male, according to joint research by the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA) and Accenture. ADCA chief executive Nicholas Giuretto said the findings also showed their was an appetite for digital currencies in Australia, and urged regulators and businesses […]

Sydney startup hub hosts China blockchain mission

A delegation of about 50 Chinese technology leaders has visited the Sydney Startup Hub to meet with New South Wales (NSW) startups and learn more about the state’s blockchain and fintech capabilities. The Sydney Startup Hub event provided a unique opportunity for NSW to showcase its blockchain capabilities to some of China’s leading technology businesses and the […]