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Australian budget reaffirms commitment to fintech industry
Australia is hoping to establish a regional fintech advantage in a fast-moving global environment.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Can you ever be truly anonymous online?
"Privacy issues have taken another shape completely over the past year."
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."
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.
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?
Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotcom
"I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy."
Microsoft invests in blockchain technology
Microsoft has partnered with R3, a consortium of financial institutions, to create a strategy to speed up use of blockchain technologies.
Sony Global Education looks to revolutionise education with blockchain tech
"Sony says it views blockchain as a core technology that has the potential to significantly shape the educational landscape of the future."
Retailers: say no to Semble
“Semble further Balkenises the already fragmented contactless payment systems in favour of banks and telcos rather than consumers and retailers."
Pay by Bitcoin at 2Talk
"We see payment by Bitcoin as a natural service for our customers.”
Your Invite: Bitcoin conference coming to NZ in Nov...
As Bitcoin gains interest and popularity worldwide, many people in New Zealand are also embracing the potential of this new type of money as well as the technology behind it.
Trend Micro: Mobile threat no passing fad
"Users, business owners, professionals, need to protect themselves from becoming a victim – and all it takes are some best practices and a security solution."
Bitcoin... What exactly is it?
Bitcoin is the currency of the internet: a distributed, worldwide, decentralised digital money.
NZ first as ISP offers Bitcoin for broadband deals...
"We’re a web company, so it seems fitting to accept the world’s premier web currency..."
Aussies dig deep for first global bitcoin mining cloud service
"Bitcoins are changing the way we live, transact and do business..."
Gartner: CEO and CFO’s should take note of Bitcoin...
For such organisations that understand their information assets need to be valued and managed as assets, using Bitcoin as the valuation method could h
Cut, blow dry and Bitcoin for Wellington hair salon...
Wellington hair salon Mane Salon is now accepting the new virtual currency Bitcoin as a means of payment, becoming New Zealand’s first hair salon to do so.
Kiwis get first taste of Bitcoin ATMs
The first Bitcoin ATM machines available to New Zealanders were unveiled this week, at an event in Auckland's CBD.
Microsoft beats Google by adding Bitcoin conversion first
Microsoft has added Bitcoin conversion to its Bing currency conversion tool, which now supports over 50 currencies.
Bitcoin accepted by local Telco
Local telco 2Talk has bucked the trend and become the first telecommunications company in New Zealand to accept Bitcoin as a method of payment.