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Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 17th to 23rd June, 2019

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Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. Asia and Australia Japan Regulators forcing hacked exchange to improve its model: Fisco, the investment firm that took over the assets of the hacked cryptocurrency exchange Zaif is being scrutinized and forced …


Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 10th to 16 June, 2019

Asia

Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. Asia and Australia India Indian Crypto Community Petitions Government for Regulation: In anticipation of the upcoming “Banning of Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019” and all the rumours and chaos …


Australian Accounting Firm Pushes Proposal for World’s First Bitcoin ETF

Australian Accounting Firm Pushes Proposal For World’s First Bitcoin ETF

Although many companies trying to launch Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been turned down thanks to the regulatory issues, an Australian accounting firm, BDO, has announced the proposal for what it calls the world’s first Bitcoin ETF listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), as reported by micky.com. BDO has been providing services to a notable number of ASX-backed companies and will …


Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 3rd June to 9th June, 2019

Asia

Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. Asia and Australia India Indian Lawmakers Propose an Extreme 10-Year Prison Sentence for Crypto Acquisition: Indian lawmakers have reportedly drafted a bill that imposes a 10-year prison sentence along with massive fines for …


Australia Targets Crypto Tax Fraud in 5 Nation Cyber Sweep

The Australian government is in the process of investigating a number of tax avoidance schemes involving cryptocurrency with support from other jurisdictions. This follows an announcement in April by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that it was stepping up its database in order to monitor if the correct taxation is being gathered from cryptocurrency holders across the country. Part of …


World Bank and CBA bond-i Creates First Trade Using DLT

World Bank and CBA bond-i Creates First Trade Using DLT

The World Bank and its project partner the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have now enabled secondary market bond trading on the blockchain with the bond-i solution following its creation last year. In August 2018, the World Bank mandated the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to authorize the world’s first blockchain bond. The foreign bond issued in Australian dollars has been …


Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 20th May to 26th May, 2019

Asia

Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. Asia and Australia Iran LocalBitcoins imposes restrictions on accounts based in Iran: As a result of the recent US-Iran tensions, LocalBitcoins has banned all its users operating from Iran. The peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange …


Weather Project in Queensland uses BSV Blockchain to Support Farmers

Weather Project in Queensland uses BSV Blockchain to Support Farmers

An Australian experimental weather project, WeatherSV, designed to serve Queensland’s farming community, is helping farmers to access important data through the Bitcoin BSV blockchain. The work is the creation of IT professional Paul Chiari, a strong advocate of using agritect technology to support his local community, in the case farmers. WeatherSV was the result of his experimentation with data distribution …


Blockchain NZ: New Zealand Needs Strategy to Keep Pace with Blockchain

Blockchain NZ_ New Zealand Needs Strategy to Keep Pace with Blockchain (1)

Blockchain NZ, a group of various blockchain-oriented business, organizations, and experts, has plans to lobby the New Zealand government to produce a national strategy for developing blockchain technology in the country. Next week, Blockchain NZ’s executive director Mark Pascall will present their views to the New Zealand parliament’s economic development, science and innovation select committee hearing. A report released at …


Australian IT Worker Charged for Crypto Mining at Government Agency

Australian IT Worker Charged for Crypto Mining at Government Agency (1)

Another case of an opportunist tapping into government computer systems in order to mine cryptocurrency has been revealed; this time in Australia. An Australian IT worker is facing charges after allegedly abusing his position as a contractor and illegally using government agency computer systems, according to Sydney police. Although the activity of illegally using government equipment for mining is quite …


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