Australia Uses Blockchain to Provide Better Counterfeit Protections for Australian Businesses and Consumers

A new initiative from the Australian Government, the Smart Trade Mark, provides Australian businesses with a  new technology to help protect their products from counterfeiting risks and imitation products in

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Australia, Intellectual Property, Trademark

Australian Regulator Takes Action Against Misleading Initial Coin Offerings

In May of this year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) indicated that ICO issuers and their associated advisers would come under regulator scrutiny where their conduct or statements

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Australia, ICO

CSIRO’s Red Belly Blockchain Claims New Speed Record

It is well known that, among the biggest problems with public blockchains, such as the one behind Bitcoin, are the amount of time it takes to process a transaction and

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, CSIRO

Australia’s ASIC 2018-2022 Corporate Plan Reflects Growth of Blockchain and ICOs

Australia’s corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its 2018-2019 to 2021-2022 corporate plan (the Plan), articulating the regulator’s short and medium term strategic vision and

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Applies Blockchain to Global Trade Experiment

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (“CommBank”) (Australia’s largest bank by market capitalisation) has recently confirmed that they have successfully applied

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Australia, Ethereum, Supply Chain

Australian Regulator Provides Further Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency Compliance

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (“ASIC”) has released further guidance on initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and cryptocurrency compliance through

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO

Thailand Warms to Digital Assets

Thailand has moved closer to being among one of the first jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region (and globally) to facilitate

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Thailand

Public Consultation Open for Draft Cryptocurrency Anti-money Laundering Rules in Australia

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has recently published draft anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules (AML/CTF Rules)

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AML, Australia, Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency to be regulated in Australia under Anti-Money Laundering laws

Australia has introduced new laws to regulate digital currency exchange service providers in the same way as providers of traditional

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AML, Australia, Cryptocurrency, Exchanges