Local News and Events

Why NZ can be a block party

Source: ANZ  With an innovative culture, good skills and businesses that know each other and collaborate already, New Zealand is an ideal petri dish to develop blockchain technology, according to a panel of experts. “It’s got all the ingredients a country needs to develop blockchain technology inside its own borders,” Rupert Colchester, IBM New Zealand and Australia’s Head … Continue reading "Why NZ can be a block party"
Local News and Events

Beyond the Hype – A Practical Use Case of Blockchain Technology

Mitchell Pham shares his perspective on the applications of Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies: Many Blockchain conversations seem to focus on crypto finance – the issuance of currency or tokens to raise capital for projects or businesses. Very quickly, these conversations move into listing the tokens on crypto exchanges, and then token value and trading volume, and … Continue reading "Beyond the Hype – A Practical Use Case of Blockchain Technology"
FinTechNZ News

New Zealand becoming global centre for Blockchain

New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. New Zealand is a living laboratory for global tech developments and inventions and Kiwis are producing blockchain businesses that have a global market place, he says.
FinTechNZ News

NZ tech stars lead world first blockchain launch

New Zealand tech stars are leading a global team in launching the world’s first ever blockchain platform for the multi-billion-dollar global online ratings and review industry.
Research and Trends

67 Insane facts about Bitcoin

Source: bitcoinplay.net Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses Blockchain technology for secure payments and storing money electronically, without requiring a bank or a person’s name. Satoshi Nakamoto created this cryptocurrency back in 2009. The biggest advantage of Bitcoin is that it’s not under control of central authority, government or private company, so people are … Continue reading "67 Insane facts about Bitcoin"
Local News and Events

FMA commentary on ICOs and cryptocurrencies

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has published commentary on initial coin offers (ICOs) and cryptocurrency services alongside online resources for investors.
InsurTech

Blockchain in insurance: successful proof-of-concept shows it’s ready for prime time

Article by Shaun Crawford on LinkedIn Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to change the traditional insurance model for the better and make the entire industry more efficient, innovative and profitable. Following a recent 20-week proof-of-concept project, EY – along with Guardtime and other collaborators – is building a working blockchain platform that will … Continue reading "Blockchain in insurance: successful proof-of-concept shows it’s ready for prime time"
Global News and Events

How Blockchain Is Kickstarting the Financial Lives of Refugees

Finland’s digital money system for asylum seekers shows what blockchain technology can offer the unbanked. For a refugee in a new country, identity—at least in the official sense—can be among the hardest things to recover. And without an official ID it is nearly impossible to advance in society.