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SICC and vCargo Cloud launch world's first blockchain-based eCO
Developed by VCC the eCO platform will vastly improve transparency, security and efficiency in authenticating trade documents.
Colt and PCCW Global expand their blockchain trial
"This expanded trial which now includes HGC, shows the momentous initiative of the GLF led blockchain work stream."
Blockchain adoption ‘massively hyped’ with just 1% CIOs investing
It’s been heralded as one of the more disruptive technologies to hit IT floors, but a Gartner study suggests blockchain is yet to gain real traction.
World’s first advanced blockchain identity lab to be built in Edinburgh
The £600,000 lab will explore ways in which blockchain technology can protect personal data from online scammers and cybercriminals.
ANZ and IBM developing blockchain solution for insurance industry
“As a ‘single source of truth’, it will provide greater visibility throughout the process, remove uncertainty and help make response times faster."
Alibaba, Fonterra turn to blockchain to ramp up NZ's "clean, green" rep
NZ Post CEO David Walsh says the addition of this platform will help to increase New Zealand’s “clean, green and safe” reputation in China.
Brisbane cybersecurity startup protects $1 billion worth of ICO funding from hackers
Entersoft’s ‘one stop shop’ approach to cybersecurity has paid off to the tune of $1 billion worth of initial coin offerings.
Bank Negara Malaysia stops SWIFT fraud in its tracks
Falsified SWIFT messages were used to attempt unauthorized fund transfers, which were blocked through a collaborative effort.
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
IoT opportunities grow as Microsoft pours $5b into the intelligent edge
Microsoft has announced a US$5 billion investment into IoT, expanding opportunities for partners and end-users across A/NZ.
Updated: MailChimp prohibits cryptocurrency, ICO & blockchain email promotions
Email marketing giant MailChimp is the latest large enterprise to initiate a crackdown on cryptocurrency and ICO-related promotions.
Data: future asset or ally for your business?
Australian enterprises wanting to grow their competitive edge need to take a longer, harder look at their data strategies.
Is NZ’s transition to a living laboratory for blockchain a good thing?
New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre according to FintechNZ general manager James Brown.
Agile Digital & Vault Systems bring blockchain to cloud security
Blockchain is about to become part of the Australian cloud market, thanks to a partnership between two Australian tech firms.
Bitcoin’s not a fad, it’s a waiting game
The Bitcoin's wild price swings have polarised people into evangelists and detractors - but why does the technology matter?
Could this new distributed ledger replace the blockchain?
The Hedera hashgraph is supposedly faster and more capable of ensuring ongoing decentralisation than the existing blockchain platform.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Putting data back into consumer’s hands with blockchain
Right now, four big internet companies are using personal data to make huge profits - they also use their power to shut down the competition.
NZ blockchain startup in partnership to build an ‘internet of blockchains’
PL^G is designed to work in the real world, to help leverage each other’s strengths to create a more decentralised future.
RMIT launches blockchain strategy course to educate business leaders
The 8-week online course starts on March 19 and was developed by the University’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, Stone and Chalk, and Accenture.
Got a spare Zuckerbuck? Social networks may give cryptos weight
Social networks may be the key to bringing cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, according to GlobalData.
NZ’s Brave New Coin launches classification standard for crypto assets
The taxonomy will provide a platform that will help to streamline the process of evaluating cryptocurrency assets.
Blockchain spending to surge 90% in 2018 with 60% on IT services
APAC spent around US$148m on blockchain solutions in 2017, with 2018's forecast almost double that and IT services taking the lion's share.
IDC Australia industry predictions for 2018
"The digitalisation phenomenon will continue to push DX as the top priority for IT executives."
Exclusive interview: Chatbot 101 with Tim McNamara, founder of The Hut34 Project
“We are not building chatbots, we’re building the bridge between chatbots.”