Australia

Power Ledger Completes Peer-to-Peer Solar Energy Trading Trial in India

Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger and Indian electricity distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have completed a peer-to-peer (P2P) solar power trading trial in the country. Power Ledger announced the news in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 14, detailing that it carried out a large-scale P2P energy trading trial in …

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ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings

The first ever cryptocurrency firm to be listed on a major stock exchange has launched a new bitcoin fund. DigitalX, which debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under its previous name DigitalBTC as far back as 2015, announced the new fund on Wednesday. The firm said it’s offering qualifying wholesale and professional investors such …

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Australian Stock Exchange Wants Oversight of Blockchain Trading System

The Australian subsidiary of market operator Chi-X called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate the possible effects of blockchain tech on trading activities. Reuters reported on Oct. 30 that stock exchange Chi-X Australia is concerned that a new blockchain system implemented by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) — Chi-X Australia’s sole …

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Australia wants to use face recognition for porn age verification

Enlarge Robert Daly / Getty Lawmakers in Australia (like their counterparts in the United Kingdom) are looking for an effective way to limit kids’ access to online pornography. Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has a possible solution: face-recognition technology. “Home Affairs is developing a Face Verification Service which matches a person’s photo against images used …

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Bitcoin Cash Outshines BTC Retail Spending in Australia by a Wide Margin

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The BCH-centric web portal Bitcoinbch.com published an in-depth report that shows the aggregate of cryptocurrency expenditure for Australian retail businesses. According to the 10-page document, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> transactions in the country exceed <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> transactions by a wide margin and <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” …

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Slovenia Has the Most BCH-Accepting Physical Locations Worldwide

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) merchant adoption continues to grow, but in certain regions worldwide like Australia, Japan, and New Hampshire, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> acceptance is swelling. As each area pursues <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> adoption in a variety of unique ways, the Republic …

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Global Law Enforcement Has Auctioned Massive Amounts of Bitcoin

</header> <strong>Last month, the U.K. police auctioned off roughly $300,000 worth of cryptocurrencies after they were confiscated by the country’s Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). Since 2014, law enforcement agencies worldwide have been auctioning large sums of bitcoin seized during investigations. For some reason, governments don’t want the digital assets used in crimes and …

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Apple’s News+ subscription comes to the UK and Australia

Sponsored Links Apple Apple’s News+ all-you-can-eat magazine and periodical subscription service has made its way to the UK and Australia. It launched in the US and Canada this March for $10 a month, with publications that include Esquire and The Wall Street Journal. In the UK and Australia, it will set subscribers back £9.99 and …

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Australian Startup to Offer 20% Payback on Fuel Purchases in Tokens

Australian startup Incent plans to offer a 20% payback in its INCNT token on fuel purchases at United Petrol stations for a limited time.  Incent announced in a press release published on Sept. 26 that participants will have to sign up on its platform and sync their bank accounts in order to receive the tokens. …

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Bitcoin Cash City Conference Success Wrap-Up

<header class=”article__header”> </header> So many firsts from the Bitcoin Cash City Conference – what a huge success and a proud feather in the cap of North Queensland. As the largest cryptocurrency conference ever held in Australia, Townsville situated in sunny North Queensland worked its magic, fielding a beautiful setting, turned on some perfect winter tropical …

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