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Australian State Pilot Puts Driver’s Licenses on a Blockchain

Australian State Pilot Puts Driver’s Licenses on a Blockchain Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government is turning to blockchain for a state-wide test of its driver license digitization program scheduled for November. In an announcement on Aug. 20, the NSW government said it will conduct the pilot for 140,000 license holders …

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Australian State to Pilot Blockchain in Digital Driver License Scheme

Australian State to Pilot Blockchain in Digital Driver License Scheme Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government is adopting blockchain in a state-wide test of its driver license digitalization program scheduled for November. The NSW government announced on Aug. 20 it will conduct the pilot for 140,000 license holders in the …

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Australian Watchdog to Apply Market Rules to Crypto Exchanges

Australian Watchdog to Apply Market Rules to Crypto Exchanges A top Australian financial regulator has indicated it will take a new approach when regulating cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as tighten scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs),. In its a corporate plan for 2018–2022, released Friday, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) outlined …

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Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide – TechCrunch

Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide – TechCrunch Simple, an Australia-based business that operates a platform for managing marketing strategies and campaigns, has pulled in $17 million to expand its business in the U.S. and other global markets. The round was led by BBRC Private Equity, …

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World Bank launches first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Australian Bank – TechCrunch

World Bank launches first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Australian Bank – TechCrunch The World Bank has launched the first bond on a blockchain with the Commowealth Bank of Australia. The A$110 million ($87 million) bond-i (blockchain operated new debt instrument) — so named, I’m assuming, because …

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Stealthy Singapore VC firm Qualgro is raising a $100M fund – TechCrunch

Stealthy Singapore VC firm Qualgro is raising a $100M fund – TechCrunch Founder Heang Chhor previously spent 26 years with McKinsey Southeast Asia’s venture capital space is booming right now. Openspace Ventures just announced the close of its newest $135 million fund, Golden Gate Ventures hit the first close on its …

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Spectacular twisting tower aims to become Australia’s tallest building

Spectacular twisting tower aims to become Australia’s tallest building A spectacular twisting structure bedecked with trees and plants is aiming to become Australia’s tallest building. The “Green Spine” was recently announced as the winner of an international design competition. The post Spectacular twisting tower aims to become Australia’s tallest building …

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