19 July 2018
James Brown, General Manager of FinTechNZ discusses how Blockchain could become a key enabler of Open Banking. There’s recently been a lot of talk in the news about Blockchain and how this new technology is going to transform the world. I often get asked the question “do you have any live examples of it being … Continue reading "How Blockchain can become a key enabler of Open Banking"
11 July 2018
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"
15 May 2018
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"
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.
25 March 2018
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.
11 January 2018
11 January 2018
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"
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has published commentary on initial coin offers (ICOs) and cryptocurrency services alongside online resources for investors.
02 November 2017
20 September 2017
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"
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.
07 September 2017