Australia

Australia Stock Exchange to Work With VMWare and Digital Assets on DLT

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has signed a three-party memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital Asset and VMware to work together on distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. Under the principles in the agreement, ASX plans

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Experian Invests in Yet Another Data Startup in Asia Pacific, Look Who’s Charging

Experian today announced its acquisition of Look Who’s Charging, the Australian fintech startup which has solved the everyday frustrating problem of unrecognised bank transactions by providing instant clarification on the merchant behind a transaction. Look Who’s Charging is integrated with

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World Bank Issues Second Tranche of its Kangaroo Blockchain Bond Via Bond-i

The World Bank has raised an additional AUD 50 million for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020 – the first bond created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life-cycle using distributed ledger (blockchain) technology. The successful tap expands market participation

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Swift Brings World Open Banking Sandbox For Fintechs

SWIFT in conjunction with Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP) have launched a sandbox that allows independent fintechs to test the NPP network—an Australian, industry-wide infrastructure to enable almost real-time, 24/7 payments. The network is Australia’s bid to replace the clunky legacy infrastructure

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P2P Lending in Australia and New Zealand

Since the arrival of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in Australia and New Zealand, in 2012 and 2014 respectively, the practice has become more and more popular.   P2P lending in Australia The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) reported a total

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RMIT Online Offers Two New Blockchain Courses

After the successful launch of Australia’s first blockchain university short course, Developing Blockchain Strategy, RMIT Online announced the launch of two additional blockchain courses. This courses will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the technology, including the understanding of how

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World Bank to Deliver World’s First Blockchain Bond

Commonwealth Bank  has been mandated by the World Bank to be the sole arranger of the first bond globally to be created, allocated, transferred and managed using blockchain technology. The $AUD Kangaroo bond, termed ‘bond-i’ – Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument –

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