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Blockchain tipped to be top cybersecurity trend in 2018
If cybercriminals are confident that Bitcoin provides a safe mechanism for the payment of ransoms, it indicates just how secure blockchain is.
IBM announces global payments blockchain solution live in A/NZ, Pacific Islands & UK
The solution is run from the IBM Blockchain Platform on Hyperledger Fabric and was built in collaboration with Stellar.org.
Fujitsu launches blockchain money transfer service with major Japanese banks
The trial will begin in January 2018 and last for about three months...
Gemalto & Ledger bring security to finance firms seeking blockchain
Gemalto is focusing its efforts on blockchain and cryptocurrency thanks to a partnership with specialised cryptocurrency security provider Ledger.
Don’t know where to eat? Blockchain for foodies aims to help
Munchee, a popular food review mobile app, has announced a new platform that looks to disrupt sites like Yelp and Google Places...
Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2018
"IT leaders must factor these technology trends into their innovation strategies or risk losing ground to those that do."
Republic of Sierra Leone to become Africa’s first ever ‘smart country’
Sierra Leone has entered a nationwide digitisation program that its president is asserting will forever change its global digital standing.
Ethereum Classic & Litecoin cryptocurrencies now available in NZ
New Zealanders are now able to buy and sell two alternative Bitcoin cryptocurrencies in New Zealand dollars.
EHF Fellow creating a global model for blockchain policy from New Zealand
New Zealand has a clean slate on blockchain policy and a history of being forward-leaning, nimble, technology-savvy, and open to new ideas.
‘Banking for blockchain’ platform raises AUD$37m in pre-ICO round
Bankera’s ‘digital bank’ will provide traditional banking and investment banking services to the blockchain marketplace including payments and loans.
Xero partners with blockchain-based international payments provider Veem
The Veem platform supports global payments in US Dollars as well as multiple currencies to over 60 countries.
Blockchain startup BitClave wants to change the search engine game
By removing the middlemen in the digital advertising ecosystem like Google, BitClave gives users control over their data.
Aussie anti-piracy blockchain startup launches token sale
Team Veredictum want to use their token, Ventana, to reduce film and video piracy by 80% over 10 years.
Microsoft announces framework to advance enterprise adoption of blockchain
Microsoft will launch the framework on GitHub in 2018 as an open source project.
KyberNetwork introduces first decentralised cryptocurrency exchange
Centralised exchanges are also prone to price manipulation, DDoS attacks, internal fraud, which KyberNetworks wants to change.
Blockchain disruption: Insurance companies must smarten up to keep up
Car manufacturers that build sensors into their vehicles could identify damage resulting from a collision and trigger a claim payment.
Australian blockchain sector makes inroads with formation of Parliamentary Friendship group
The ADCA called for close co-operation between government, regulators and industry in advancing the adoption of blockchain in Australia.
Could Blockchain technology disrupt everything?
Miners race to solve a cryptographic puzzle, which completes the next transaction (or block) on the chain, in hopes of capturing the coin reward.
Top 10 technologies to disrupt markets – and unearth new opportunities
Frost & Sullivan have released insights into ICTs that have the ability to disrupt existing markets as well as unearth new opportunities.
ANZ and Westpac announce blockchain trial with IBM and Westfield operator
The trial uses distributed ledger technology to digitise the bank guarantee process used for commercial property leasing.
Why smart contracts on the blockchain aren’t viable for businesses yet - Gartner
Smart contracts within blockchain platforms have a lot to offer, but the immaturity of the technology makes them a potential vulnerability for now.
The disruptive force of blockchain and how it will shake up business as we know it
"This is hugely disruptive technology that will fundamentally alter the way transactions are processed.”
The definition of cool: 4 A/NZ companies declared Cool Vendors by Gartner
Cool Vendors exist across all major areas of technology innovation, says Gartner, and they stand out because of their disruptive capabilities.
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.