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Republic of Sierra Leone to become Africa’s first ever ‘smart country’
Sierra Leone has entered a nationwide digitisation program that its president is asserting will forever change its global digital standing.
28 Sep 17
Ethereum Classic & Litecoin cryptocurrencies now available in NZ
New Zealanders are now able to buy and sell two alternative Bitcoin cryptocurrencies in New Zealand dollars.
28 Sep 17
EHF Fellow creating a global model for blockchain policy from New Zealand
New Zealand has a clean slate on blockchain policy and a history of being forward-leaning, nimble, technology-savvy, and open to new ideas.
27 Sep 17
‘Banking for blockchain’ platform raises AUD$37m in pre-ICO round
Bankera’s ‘digital bank’ will provide traditional banking and investment banking services to the blockchain marketplace including payments and loans.
20 Sep 17
Xero partners with blockchain-based international payments provider Veem
The Veem platform supports global payments in US Dollars as well as multiple currencies to over 60 countries.
12 Sep 17
Blockchain startup BitClave wants to change the search engine game
By removing the middlemen in the digital advertising ecosystem like Google, BitClave gives users control over their data.
31 Aug 17
Aussie anti-piracy blockchain startup launches token sale
Team Veredictum want to use their token, Ventana, to reduce film and video piracy by 80% over 10 years.
15 Aug 17
Microsoft announces framework to advance enterprise adoption of blockchain
Microsoft will launch the framework on GitHub in 2018 as an open source project.
14 Aug 17
KyberNetwork introduces first decentralised cryptocurrency exchange
Centralised exchanges are also prone to price manipulation, DDoS attacks, internal fraud, which KyberNetworks wants to change.
10 Aug 17
Blockchain disruption: Insurance companies must smarten up to keep up
Car manufacturers that build sensors into their vehicles could identify damage resulting from a collision and trigger a claim payment.
09 Aug 17
Australian blockchain sector makes inroads with formation of Parliamentary Friendship group
The ADCA called for close co-operation between government, regulators and industry in advancing the adoption of blockchain in Australia.
09 Aug 17
Could Blockchain technology disrupt everything?
Miners race to solve a cryptographic puzzle, which completes the next transaction (or block) on the chain, in hopes of capturing the coin reward.
18 Jul 17
Top 10 technologies to disrupt markets – and unearth new opportunities
Frost & Sullivan have released insights into ICTs that have the ability to disrupt existing markets as well as unearth new opportunities.
15 Jul 17
ANZ and Westpac announce blockchain trial with IBM and Westfield operator
The trial uses distributed ledger technology to digitise the bank guarantee process used for commercial property leasing.
11 Jul 17
Why smart contracts on the blockchain aren’t viable for businesses yet - Gartner
Smart contracts within blockchain platforms have a lot to offer, but the immaturity of the technology makes them a potential vulnerability for now.
11 Jul 17
The disruptive force of blockchain and how it will shake up business as we know it
"This is hugely disruptive technology that will fundamentally alter the way transactions are processed.”
10 Jul 17
The definition of cool: 4 A/NZ companies declared Cool Vendors by Gartner
Cool Vendors exist across all major areas of technology innovation, says Gartner, and they stand out because of their disruptive capabilities.
21 Jun 17
Blockchain an inspiring tech for enterprises, but it's attracting hackers too
As blockchain and Bitcoin rocket in value and becomes mainstream across the world, both ISACA and Proofpoint have published advisories.
20 Jun 17
Fujitsu incorporates blockchain to secure data exchange networks
Blockchain is the major centerpiece in Fujitsu's new initiative to improve & secure data exchange networks.
12 Jun 17
Australian food safety: Could blockchain be the unexpected solution?
The number one priority must be consumer safety and new technologies such as blockchain have the potential to shake up the global trade of food.
07 Jun 17
Blockchain consortium R3 raises US$107m to fund financial distributed ledger infrastructure
Investors include major banks worldwide such as Bank of America, Barclays, Nordea, BNP Paribas Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Societe Generale.
26 May 17
What to tell the board about the blockchain – Gartner
How to tell the board about a technology that could disrupt business models, remove institutional arbiters, and reprogramme the economy.
23 May 17
SAP serves up blockchain-as-a-service in the SAP cloud
SAP is launching a ‘blockchain-as-a-service’, in a move it says will help businesses integrate blockchain into existing business processes.
19 May 17
Mind - blown. A blockchain neophyte goes to a conference
A beginner in the arcane art of the blockchain attends day two of the Blockchain NZ conference in Auckland.
10 May 17