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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 2018
Cybercriminals laundering $200b in ill-gotten gains – here’s how
A new report from Bromium has landed with a number of startling findings, including the confirmation of a bustling cybercrime laundry market.
17 Mar 2018
Bitcoin’s not a fad, it’s a waiting game
The Bitcoin's wild price swings have polarised people into evangelists and detractors - but why does the technology matter?
16 Mar 2018
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
13 Feb 2018
Crypto regulation will tame the 'wild west' of investment says Melbourne lawyer
With cryptocurrency regulation looming investors should welcome the changes rather than calling it quits, says one Australian tech lawyer.
12 Feb 2018
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.
26 Jan 2018
Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
"NextGen Energy is creating disruptive opportunities within the NZ electricity sector, and actively pursues the adoption of new technologies."
15 Jan 2018
Rackspace, Bitcoin, Alibaba and the future of cloud
"Alibaba’s growing presence was a key reason Rackspace acquired Datapipe, our closest competitor, earlier this year."
12 Dec 2017
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
05 Dec 2017
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
01 Dec 2017
Startup making Bitcoin accessible to NZers raises $400k
The startup plans to use the funding to continue driving growth in New Zealand while also expanding into the UK market.
08 Nov 2017
How Bitcoin’s blockchain is aiding cybersecurity
Bitcoin defies a unique set of security concerns through innovations and structures which are influencing how cybersecurity will face new threats.
31 Oct 2017
Is bitcoin the new alternative investment or a bubble ready to burst?
The surge in bitcoin prices means that the cryptocurrency’s market valuation has now crossed $75bn.
03 Oct 2017
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
26 Sep 2017
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 2017
Australian budget reaffirms commitment to fintech industry
Australia is hoping to establish a regional fintech advantage in a fast-moving global environment.
10 May 2017
NZ government should rein banks in and encourage competition in cryptocurrency trading – expert
Andreas Antonopoulos says the NZ government needs to get its act together to reap the gains of cryptocurrency, citing Singapore as an example.
09 May 2017
Cryptocurrency could spur significant developments in NZ property law
The treatment of 'intangible property' is an area ripe for clarification, and cryptocurrency may well give rise to the case to test the boundaries.
08 May 2017
New Bitcoin trading platform brings investment to 'everyday New Zealanders'
"Bitcoin is a fairly new concept for most people, so we want to make it an accessible form of investment for everyday New Zealanders."
29 Mar 2017
Trust in transformation: The Blockchain.NZ conference returns to Auckland this May
The Blockchain.NZ is coming back to Auckland on May 8-11 to help New Zealand discover the true blockchain potential for business.
07 Mar 2017
Can you ever be truly anonymous online?
"Privacy issues have taken another shape completely over the past year."
17 Jan 2017
Blockchain, a game-changing new technology
"Banks and credit card companies realise their role as gate keepers and middle people in financial transactions is under threat."
29 Nov 2016
Bitcoin tech company reveals plans for 'one of a kind' data center in China
Bitcoin company Bitmain Technologies has announced plans for a 'one of a kind' data center in Xinjiang, China.
10 Nov 2016
Bitcoin & Blockchain: A better understanding
Undoubtedly you’ve been exposed to Bitcoin or Blockchain. It’s apparently the future. But apart from the buzzword, what actually is it?
31 Oct 2016