I was listening to an excellent podcast from the team over at A16Z about the intersection of AI and crypto. I initially thought it would be a buzzword mashup session, but was pleasantly surprised by the restraint shown in staying away from most of the obvious memes that can come
I recently spoke at an event hosted by Hall & Wilcox and Accenture at Stone & Chalk Melbourne on the topic of enterprise blockchains. As part of the event, I recorded my top 3 tips for enterprises looking to implement blockchain tech in their organisation. The video is below.
Many in the Australian digital currency ecosystem were pleasantly surprised when in this year’s Budget the Australian Treasurer announced an effective date for the removal of ‘double GST’ on digital currency transactions. Effective 1 July 2017, the purchase of digital currency will no longer be subject to Australian GST.
If you’ve been reading the 2016 pundit predictions in the digital currency and blockchain space you’ll notice a strong trend. Bitcoin is back! A number of articles (I’ve included some below) are calling this the comeback year for Bitcoin. So what has changed? Bitcoin still is… well
This week two Spanish-born residents of London, Edurne and Mayel, sealed their union on a blockchain [http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-12-01/i-attended-the-first-official-digital-wedding] . What makes this interesting is that they were the first to use the recently announced public notary service being offered to Estonia e-residents via Bitnation’s platform.
This week the Australian Senate Economics References Committee released its report in to digital currency [http://cur.at/UIfZv9A?m=web&sid=9dOeRhF] - ‘Digital currency—game changer or bit player’ (yes, I kid you not, that’s the name of the report). Most media commentary regarding the report has
It's looking like 2015 will be a break out year for the application of blockchain technology in the banking and finance sector. Banks are starting to really embrace the technology with many piloting blockchain based applications and some are even investing directly in startups in the space. Banks are getting
Last night at FinTech Melbourne [http://cur.at/jx27mEP?m=web&sid=9dOeRhF] we hosted Australia and New Zealand Bank’s CTO – Patrick Maes. Beyond being a fascinating discussion about the Australian FinTech landscape, one of the things that struck me about the conversation was how bullish his comments were
For some reason I tend to be a libertarian magnet. Every time I speak at a Bitcoin event I’m always approached by all the crazy libertarians in the room. In the main, they ask polite questions about where the world of Bitcoin is headed and what the legal landscape
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