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RMIT University Launches Australia’s First Blockchain Course

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RMIT, an Australian public research university, has launched Australia’s first university Blockchain course, according to Business Insider Australia. The 8-week course, entitled “Developing Blockchain Strategy”, was designed by RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub and partners with consulting firm Accenture and fintech hub Stone & Chalk. The online course description promises a practical program that goes beyond Read More

World’s First Cryptocurrency Airport In Brisbane

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Brisbane Airport (BNE) will soon become the first cryptocurrency airport terminal, according to reports from local media. The airport is working with local and international companies to make the entire terminal cryptocurrency friendly, with stores, coffee shops and restaurants accepting Bitcoin, Ether and Dash. The move to digital currencies makes sense for the airport, as the number of crypto Read More

Australian Taxation Office Creates Task Force to Go After Bitcoin Traders

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Taxes Are you an Australian citizen and worried you might not be paying all the taxes you are due on your bitcoin investments? Well, worry no more because the government is here to help. A group of experts has been assembled to make sure no satoshi goes untaxed in the land down under. Also Read: Read More

African Australians say they’ve been racially vilified and are pushing back

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Brisbane, Australia Australia’s young African population is pushing back at what they see as a racially sensationalized portrayal of their place in Australian society by politicians and the local media. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull started off the year on Jan. 1 by warning Australians of the threats posed by supposed criminal gangs of African descent Read More

Starting today, gay couples in Australia are marrying

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A month after parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, gay couples tied the knot in Australia on the first day same-sex weddings could officially take place. One of the first couples to do so were athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan, who got married hours after midnight today (Jan. 9) in New South Wales. Australia Read More

Doing a 180 – Goldman Sachs Goes Crypto

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Featured The Year of Bitcoin continues to get more interesting, as reports surfaced today that legacy bank Goldman Sachs will open a cryptocurrency trading desk by mid 2018. It’s a momentous occasion for many reasons, but not least of which is the  influence the bank carries in terms of respect within the industry.  Also read: Read More

Australia’s competition watchdog wants to see if tech is destroying journalism

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Australia’s governmental competition watchdog is stepping into the debate about the future of news media by launching a probe to determine whether Facebook and Google have disrupted the industry. “We will examine whether platforms are exercising market power in commercial dealings to the detriment of consumers, media content creators and advertisers,” Rod Sims, head of Read More

Localbitcoins Markets Set Record Trading Volume

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Featured In recent weeks, numerous countries have set record highs for trading volume on Localbitcoins. The spike in volume can be attributed to the surpassing of the significant $10,000 USD milestone – which has likely comprised the catalyst for an influx in new crypto investors, as well as profit taking on the part of many Read More

Tesla just officially turned on one of the world’s largest batteries

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What started as a bet on Twitter by Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now a massive battery storing and dispatching power for South Australia. After blackouts darkened the entire region in 2016, the government needed a fix. Past solutions, such as natural gas “peaker” plants that spin up during periods of high demand, can take Read More

Infamous Discarded Hard Drive Holding 7,500 Bitcoins Would be Worth $80 Million Today

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During the summer of 2013, while cleaning out his desk, a Welsh man named James Howells threw away a hard drive from his broken Dell Laptop. Unfortunately, he realized several months later that the drive held 7,500 Bitcoin mined back in 2009. At the time, with Bitcoin approaching and finally just exceeding $1,000 in price, Read More