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Cryptocurrency
Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
"NextGen Energy is creating disruptive opportunities within the NZ electricity sector, and actively pursues the adoption of new technologies."
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GDPR
Rackspace, Bitcoin, Alibaba and the future of cloud
"Alibaba’s growing presence was a key reason Rackspace acquired Datapipe, our closest competitor, earlier this year."
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Cybersecurity
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
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Ransomware
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
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Cryptocurrency
Startup making Bitcoin accessible to NZers raises $400k
The startup plans to use the funding to continue driving growth in New Zealand while also expanding into the UK market.
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Cybercrime
How Bitcoin’s blockchain is aiding cybersecurity
Bitcoin defies a unique set of security concerns through innovations and structures which are influencing how cybersecurity will face new threats.
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Cryptocurrency
Is bitcoin the new alternative investment or a bubble ready to burst?
The surge in bitcoin prices means that the cryptocurrency’s market valuation has now crossed $75bn.
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Fintech
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
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Malware
Blockchain an inspiring tech for enterprises, but it's attracting hackers too
As blockchain and Bitcoin rocket in value and becomes mainstream across the world, both ISACA and Proofpoint have published advisories.
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Fintech
Australian budget reaffirms commitment to fintech industry
Australia is hoping to establish a regional fintech advantage in a fast-moving global environment.
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Cryptocurrency
NZ government should rein banks in and encourage competition in cryptocurrency trading – expert
Andreas Antonopoulos says the NZ government needs to get its act together to reap the gains of cryptocurrency, citing Singapore as an example.
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Cloud
Cryptocurrency could spur significant developments in NZ property law
The treatment of 'intangible property' is an area ripe for clarification, and cryptocurrency may well give rise to the case to test the boundaries.
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Cryptocurrency
New Bitcoin trading platform brings investment to 'everyday New Zealanders'
"Bitcoin is a fairly new concept for most people, so we want to make it an accessible form of investment for everyday New Zealanders."
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Blockchain
Trust in transformation: The Blockchain.NZ conference returns to Auckland this May
The Blockchain.NZ is coming back to Auckland on May 8-11 to help New Zealand discover the true blockchain potential for business.
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VPN
​Can you ever be truly anonymous online?
"Privacy issues have taken another shape completely over the past year."
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Blockchain
Blockchain, a game-changing new technology
"Banks and credit card companies realise their role as gate keepers and middle people in financial transactions is under threat."
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BitCoin
Bitcoin tech company reveals plans for 'one of a kind' data center in China
Bitcoin company Bitmain Technologies has announced plans for a 'one of a kind' data center in Xinjiang, China.
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Blockchain
Bitcoin & Blockchain: A better understanding
Undoubtedly you’ve been exposed to Bitcoin or Blockchain. It’s apparently the future. But apart from the buzzword, what actually is it?
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Kim Dotcom
Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotcom
"I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy."
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Cloud
Microsoft invests in blockchain technology
Microsoft has partnered with R3, a consortium of financial institutions, to create a strategy to speed up use of blockchain technologies.
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Infrastructure
Sony Global Education looks to revolutionise education with blockchain tech
"Sony says it views blockchain as a core technology that has the potential to significantly shape the educational landscape of the future."
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BitCoin
Retailers: say no to Semble
“Semble further Balkenises the already fragmented contactless payment systems in favour of banks and telcos rather than consumers and retailers."
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VoIP / SIP
Pay by Bitcoin at 2Talk
"We see payment by Bitcoin as a natural service for our customers.”
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Apple
Your Invite: Bitcoin conference coming to NZ in Nov...
As Bitcoin gains interest and popularity worldwide, many people in New Zealand are also embracing the potential of this new type of money as well as the technology behind it.