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As Australia Burns, Cointelegraph and Oxygen Seven Raise Relief Funds

News As megablazes ravage Australia, destroying vast amounts of land and wildlife, Cointelegraph and Oxygen Seven have partnered in a Bitcoin fundraising effort to benefit recovery efforts in the country. Fighting fire with fundraisingThe announcement between Cointelegraph and Oxygen Seven came la..

Australian Financial Regulator Could Oversee Facebook’s Calibra Wallet

News The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is seeking to oversee stablecoin projects like Facebook's controversial stablecoin Libra. In an official proposal to the Senate published on Jan. 20, APRA submitted a possible regulatory framework dedicated to fintech and regulatory t..

Raiz to Offer Bitcoin Fund to Australian Retail Investors in 2020

News Australian micro-investment startup Raiz is set to bring Bitcoin (BTC) fund options to its users, Australian Financial Review (AFR) reports on Jan. 20. The firm cleared the last legal hurdle with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the country’s financial watchdog agen..

Crypto Fights for Freedom in India’s Supreme Court, Critics Cite Risk

Follow up Following the session that took place last August, a three-judge panel from India’s Supreme Court reconvened once again this week to discuss the much-hyped Crypto v. RBI case. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to clarify its position as ..

Cointelegraph Partners With Oxygen7 to Raise Funds for Australia Relief Efforts

Announcement January 16, 2020 — As a company, Cointelegraph cares about the environment and the world in which we all live. The wildfire crisis in Australia has mobilized us as an organization to take action to help the current recovery efforts down under. Cointelegraph is pleased to announce a pa..

Australia’s Oldest Crypto Exchange Joins Growing Roster of Kraken Acquisitions

News U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken has acquired Australia’s oldest crypto exchange. In a recent development, Kraken announced its acquisition of Bit Trade, an Australia-based crypto exchange formed in 2013, in a Jan. 14 press release on Kraken’s blog. The Bit Trades website will, for the tim..

Power Ledger Integrates Blockchain-Based Energy Auditing in Solar Power Asset

News Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will utilize a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 13, Power Ledger purchased the system from Perdaman Advan..

Binance Charity Launches Relief Effort for Australian Bushfires

News To address the after-effects of the bushfires in Australia, the Binance Charity Foundation (BCF) is donating $1 million worth of BNB tokens to the Australia Bushfire Donations project. In a Jan. 7 blog post, BCF — the philanthropic arm of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance — announced the ..

Binance Donates $1 Million Towards Australian Bushfires Relief Efforts

In the wake of the recent massive bushfire happening in Australia, major crypto exchange, Binance, through its charity arm, the Binance Charity Foundation, is supporting relief efforts targeted towards the ongoing wildfires in Australia. Binance Charity Foundation has set the ball rolling by donati..

Binance Crypto Exchange Adds Support for Australian Dollars and Thai Baht

News Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance added support for Australian dollars (AUD) and Thai baht. Binance announced support for the national currencies in separate releases on Jan. 7. Thai digital asset exchange Satang Corporation will process Thai baht transfers, while Australian dollar transf..

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