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Austrian Printing House Releases “Chainlock” Crypto Cold Wallet

The Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) has released a cryptocurrency cold wallet, through its subsidiary company Youniqx Identity AG. Per a press release published on July 29, the solution was developed to combat the worrying increase of cryptocurrency theft and other crypto-crimes that are caused..

Blockchain Startup Nets $2.4 Million in Public Funding to Fight Food Slavery

News Blockchain startup Lumachain has received $2.4 million in public funding from Main Sequence Ventures, a $165.6 million venture capital fund backed by the Australian government and the federal Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Lumachain’s newly-received funds will ..

Australia Wants To Limit Cash Payments Not Cryptocurrency

Draft legislation from Australia’s Department of Treasury has proposed limits on cash payments exceeding $10,000. Interestingly, cryptocurrency is not negatively mentioned in the document. Australia Moves to Limit the Size of Cash Payments Australia’s Department of Treasury recently published a ne..

Crypto Is Part of Free Speech, and Free Speech Is Everything

On July 23, U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave a speech demanding big players in the tech industry work with government agencies in providing backdoor entry points for encrypted devices and software. Per his reasoning, certain devices and messaging services pose a safety threat by providing a s..

Biggest University in Western Australia Accepts Bitcoin for PhD Program

News Curtin University, the largest university in Western Australia with over 58,00 students, announced the launch of a cryptocurrency PhD program on July 23, 2019. Curtin University Accepts Bitcoin, EthereumThe Cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund will allow companies and individuals to help PhD ..

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues to Spread in North Queensland and Japan

BCH merchant acceptance has continued to grow month after month but there are a few regions in the world where bitcoin cash retail acceptance is thriving. Over the last few weeks, North Queensland and Japan have shown significant growth and continue to dominate as some of the densest territories of ..

Full House: Crypto Cards Show a Strong Hand in 2019

Analysis Until recently, cryptocurrency debit cards appeared to fall short of expectations. Despite many failed efforts in recent years, crypto debit cards are enjoying a second wind thanks to a surge in crypto prices over the summer. With some of the crypto world’s biggest names launching crypto ..

Major Australian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Bitcoin

Slowly but surely, bitcoin is gathering momentum as a payment method. The list of retailers accepting crypto payments continues to expand. Most recently, IGA, a major Australian supermarket network started accepting payments in bitcoin. Paying for Groceries with BTC Now a Reality IGA is a network o..

Oxfam Trials Aid Distribution With DAI, Future Use ‘Highly Likely’

A pilot program saw Oxfam distribute financial aid in the form of tap-and-pay cards developed for Sempo’s payment platform that were loaded with DAI to 200 citizens of Vanuatu to test the efficacy of blockchain-based disaster relief solutions

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