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Brother-sister duo build crypto investment platform
A brother and sister team is behind one of New Zealand’s newest cryptocurrency exchange platforms designed for everyday investors.
05 Nov 18
Callaghan Innovation places bets in local crypto startup
Callaghan Innovation has placed $330,000 into a local cryptocurrency savings and trading startup now called Vimba.
31 Oct 18
Cryptopia: The Kiwi exchange riding the crypto boom
“As this technology becomes mainstream, businesses need to keep up with users’ demand for user-friendly products and platforms that cater to all levels of technical skill."
05 Oct 18
All aboard the blockchain train: Academic says NZ needs to catch up fast
Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, but New Zealand is not as innovative and agile as we like to think.
28 Sep 18
Digital natives love the blockchain because they trust it
The younger ‘digital native’ generation may turn out to be blockchain’s driving force in years to come, argues Dentacoin's Donika Kraeva.
22 Aug 18
How blockchain can foster initiative
"As blockchain technology continues to develop, new domains and industries will emerge."
13 Aug 18
Cybercriminals reap benefits of cryptocurrency hype
Cybercriminals are reaping the benefits of the cryptocurrency hype, bringing in millions of dollars through fake exchanges and fake ICO offers.
17 Jul 18
The Philippines could be NZ's next big export market, says tech entrepreneur
"Millennials are eight times more likely to buy Bitcoin than baby boomers so it’s an incredibly large and attractive market for us.”
09 Jul 18
Reserve Bank says 'not now' to the idea of official digital currency
"We couldn’t issue a digital currency if it might undermine financial stability, and there are considerable risks on this front."
28 Jun 18
The challenges of securing the Ethereum blockchain
Over the past 18 months, blockchains & cryptocurrencies have emerged from technical obscurity to capture the attention of investors around the world.
21 Jun 18
NZ cryptocurrency retailer partners with NEM Foundation
NEM Foundation was set up to promote the NEM blockchain technology globally with its recently launched US$40 million development fund.
05 Jun 18
NZ Bitcoin savings platform expands to include Ethereum
The New Zealand Bitcoin savings platform that has helped close to 5,000 Kiwis save $7million worth of Bitcoin since 2014.
14 May 18
NZ crypto platform startup aiming to raise $1million
The company will use the money to grow its New Zealand user base before setting its sights on international expansion to markets such as Singapore.
14 May 18
Cryptominers posing a new threat for enterprise IT infrastructures
As well as viruses, trojans, worms and ransomware attacks, IT managers now have a new threat to worry about: cryptominers.
04 May 18
Once legit site found to be cryptomining, 6,000 machines infected
Check Point researchers discovered a previously legitimate video software download site has moved into cryptomining, earning around US$700 a day.
30 Apr 18
Australia rolls out compliance laws for cryptocurrency & digital exchange service providers
Digital currency exchanges in Austalia must now register with AUSTRAC, and comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act.
18 Apr 18
No need for a browser - XMRig cryptomining malware enters top 10 most wanted malware list
“Cryptomining malware has been quite the success story for cybercriminals, and XMRig’s rise indicates that they are actively invested."
16 Apr 18
What do cybercriminals spend their money on? Sex, drugs & toilet roll
Cybercriminals in Bromium's report were earning up to £1.4m a year and had a number of fascinating spending habits.
14 Apr 18
Google to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome
"These extensions have attracted malicious software developers who attempt to abuse the platform at the expense of users."
09 Apr 18
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
09 Apr 18
Updated: MailChimp prohibits cryptocurrency, ICO & blockchain email promotions
Email marketing giant MailChimp is the latest large enterprise to initiate a crackdown on cryptocurrency and ICO-related promotions.
03 Apr 18
Under the spotlight: CERT NZ reveals last year’s most pervasive cyber threats
New Zealanders from ‘all walks of life’ reported 1131 cybersecurity issues ranging from cryptocurrency scams to phishing in 2017.
29 Mar 18
Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
29 Mar 18
Data centres beware: New report predicts imminent attacks
Cryptomining is increasingly outdoing ransomware in popularity but cybercriminals are running out of CPU, painting data centres as prime targets.
26 Mar 18