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Australian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $450,000 in XRP Last Year

News Australian citizen Katherine Nguyen has pleaded guilty to stealing $450,000 in XRP — over 100,000 tokens — in January 2018. Local news channel 7News Sydney reported the latest about the case on Aug. 23. According to the report, Nguyen hacked into the email account of a man with the same last ..

The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer e..

7,000+ Sign Petition Against Drafted Cash Restrictions in Australia

News More than 7,000 people have signed a new petition against drafted cash restrictions in Australia, different drafts of which include and exclude digital currencies from proposed limits. Earlier this week, Robert Barwick, director at the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia, initiated a peti..

Blockchain Energy Startup Power Ledger Extends P2P Power Trading Trial

News Energy-focused blockchain startup Power Ledger has extended its peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial into its next phase in the Australian city of Fremantle. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21, Power Ledger revealed the continuation of its p2p solar power trading trial..

Gemini Launches in Australia, Enables All Supported Coins Except GUSD

News The Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange and custody Gemini is expanding to Australia, enabling residents of the country to use its platform to buy, sell and store crypto. Australian residents can now download the Gemini mobile app on iOS or Android to trade major cryptocurrencies, according to ..

Australia’s Biggest Bank Says Its ‘BioTokens’ Can Help the Environment

News The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is currently prototyping blockchain tokens meant to enable landowners, environmental groups, developers and governments to invest in sustainable development. Commonwealth Bank’s ‘BioTokens’The bank announced in a press release published on its website on Aug..

Australia: 100% Crypto-Invested Retirement Portfolios Are Illegal

News The Australian Tax Office has issued warning letters to 18,000 Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) for concentrating too much investment in one asset class. Under Australian law it is illegal to use more than 90% of retirement funds on a single class, such as property or cryptocurrency, as repor..

Australians Warned Over Cryptocurrency-Heavy Self Managed Pensions

The Australian Tax office has sent out 18,000 warning letters to Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs). The letters target those who have invested over 90% of retirement funds in a single asset class, such as property or cryptocurrency.Breaking The Law with Cryptocurrency The letters from the tax offi..

Power Ledger and KEPCO Complete Blockchain Energy Trade Trial in Japan

News Australian energy technology company Power Ledger and Japanese Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) have completed a joint trial of a blockchain-based system for post-FIT (feed-in tariff) surplus power in Osaka. P2P transaction of surplus powerIn an announcement published on Aug. 12, Power Ledge..

BCH News Roundup: Transactions Spike, Cashaddr Support and Developer Congress

The last seven days have been busy within the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem with a slew of announcements and developments. Kraken exchange recently added the BCH-based Cashaddr address format and Coinbase open-sourced a utility that makes it easy to convert between Base58 and Cashaddr addresses. Additional..

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