An EU report has concluded that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could pave the way towards a more stable financial system due to their ‘disruptive’ ability. It also recognised the opportunities for oppressed countries to use cryptocurrencies, but highlighted the risks of volatility in the crypto market.EU Report Analyses...
A senior official at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has speculated that Bitcoin is unlikely to succeed in Australia because they already have a successful currency. The official compared the volatility of cryptocurrencies to stable fiat alternatives and cast doubt on Bitcoin as a store of value.Bitcoin Is...
The central banks of Australia and New Zealand denied they would issue their own cryptocurrencies June 26, in a speech calling Bitcoin “fascinating” but “inefficient.” Addressing the Australian Business Economists in Sydney, Tony Richards, head of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) payments policy, appeared hawkish on cryptocurrency as Australia’s...
Have you ever heard about smart cities where traffic, public services and document circulation are fully automated? The smart city concept integrates big data and the internet of things (IoT) to optimize the efficiency of urban processes and services and connect to residents. One example of this innovation could...
Australian tax experts have confirmed that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is cracking down on cryptocurrency investors this year, local news outlet The New Daily reports Friday, June 15. The ATO had said in early March that they would be using a combination of data matching and “100-point identification checks”...
Risk management giant LexisNexis has partnered with crypto exchange Blockbid to increase the exchanges security measures Blockbid reports on its Medium account June 4. Blockbid is reportedly one of the first trading platforms to voluntarily observe global anti-money laundering (AML) measures by partnering with LexisNexis and ThreatMetrix security technology...
More than 30 local businesses, including restaurants, resorts, tour operators, and spa owners will start accepting payments in a range of digital currencies. Agnes Water, a coastal town and a famous travel destination located in Queensland, Australia, has announced it is now the first “digital currency town” in the country....
PwC Australia, the Port of Brisbane, and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have partnered to release a blockchain-based supply chain management proof of concept (PoC), according to PwC’s press release published today, May 29. The Trade Community System digital application will connect commercial operators across a supply chain...
Efforts to study the benefits of introducing the Australian government to blockchain were partly a personal request from the prime minister. ...
Australian consumers lost approximately $2.1 mln to cryptocurrency scams last year, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) annual scams report published May 21. The ACCC’s analysis reveals that the use of digital currencies as a payment method in scams peaked in the last quarter of 2017. Almost...