Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for Bitcoin

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A major Australian real estate group is holding a luxury home auction that can be paid for with two cryptocurrencies. There will be a live auctioneer who will call out bids in BTC. The property owner says he wants to keep as many coins as possible. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities…

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

Australian Government to Help Fund Trade Mission to CoinDesk Consensus

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Australia’s government has committed AU$100,000 to support blockchain firms joining Austrade’s mission to CoinDesk Consensus in May.

Australia’s Financial Intelligence Agency Registers 246 Bitcoin Exchanges

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The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) has now officially registered 246 cryptocurrency exchanges. Pro-regulation industry participants have described the move as a key step towards legitimizing crypto assets. The registration process includes performing background checks and other anti-money laundering procedures on the entities involved. Also read: Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations…

The Daily: Bitmain Reflects on 2018, Memo Releases Mobile App

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In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a reflection on the passing year by the cryptocurrency mining technology giant Bitmain, a mobile app released by social network Memo and new turnover figures from a Bitcoin ATM network in Australia. Also Read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Services Bitmain Reflects on 2018…

Tax Evasion Spotlighted as Swiss Banks Start Sharing Client Data

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Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of…

Startup Raises $2.5M From Binance to Help Australia’s Airports to Accept Crypto

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Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume, has invested $2.5 million in TravelbyBit, a startup supported by the government of Australia to operate crypto point-of-sale (PoS) systems at the country’s airports. At selected airports including Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, cryptocurrency users will now be able to utilize major digital assets like…

Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

Australian Securities Exchange Probes Conglomerate’s Upcoming ICO For Crypto Exchange

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A Queensland-based investment company has come under the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) radar after seeking over $15 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) for a cryptocurrency exchange. A Suspicious Expansion Earlier this year, Byte Power Group (BPG), a conglomerate with interests in food and beverage, energy and cryptocurrencies, was issued a detailed questionnaire to…

21,000 New Locations Across Canada, Europe, Australia to Purchase Bitcoin Cash

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Netcoins, an over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage and virtual ATM software company, announced this week it was enabling bitcoin cash (BCH) for immediate access purchase. For BCH enthusiasts, that’s 21,000 locations, covering Canada, Europe, and Australia where the decentralized currency is now available. Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning Plug 21,000 New…

Australian Bank Utilizes Ethereum for Cross-Border Shipments

Australian Bank Utilizes Ethereum for Cross-Border Shipments

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A 17-ton, cross-border container of almonds was successfully transported from Australia to Germany utilizing the Ethereum blockchain, in a collaborative move between Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and five logistics organizations. Augmenting Shipping Systems The development represented one of the first instances of a state-backed shipment facilitating using blockchain technology. Apart from the growing technology,…