Category: Australia

PR: Liven Announces Strategic Partnership with Bitcoin.com

PR: Liven Announces Strategic Partnership with Bitcoin.comLiven, the lifestyle rewards app that lets users spend and earn cryptocurrency rewards in over 1,000 restaurants across Australia, is introducing Bitcoin Cash into the LivenPay ecosystem. Meanwhile, Liven’s native token, LVN, gets listed on ZB.com after a successful completion of its oversubscribed ZB UP Launch.

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Why Trump’s Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for Bitcoin

Nature Abhors a Vacuum - Why Trump's Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for BitcoinIn a recent tweet, U.S. president Donald Trump delved into an explosive, all-caps-loaded mini-rant about the necessity of getting “interest rates down to ZERO, or less.” The bombastic politician stressed the need for America to refinance its debt, trailing off with some superficially conservative speak about the U.S. and its “great currency, power, and balance […]

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Emergent Coding, Adoption Incentives and Practical Use – Bitcoin Cash City, Day 2

Emergent Coding, Adoption Incentives, and Practical Use - Bitcoin Cash City, Day 2The Bitcoin Cash City conference in North Queensland has just wrapped up, and participants are now unwinding after two consecutive days of presentations, product demos, free gifts, and plenty of food. Tomorrow, September 6, there will be a special workshop for developers, and then the conference proper will end and it’s on to next year’s […]

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5 Key Concepts from Day One at Bitcoin Cash City

5 Key Concepts from Day One at Bitcoin Cash CityWith day one of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash City all wrapped up, conference attendees were left with an overflow of big ideas to distill, process, and potentially integrate. These include underwriting merchant adoption, building tech parks and mining operations, BIP70 applications, separation of money and state, government applications of crypto, user experience, and regulation. The […]

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World’s Biggest Bitcoin Cash Conference Kicks Off in Australia – What to Expect

World’s Biggest Bitcoin Cash Conference Kicks Off in Australia - What to ExpectArguably set to become the world’s biggest Bitcoin Cash conference yet, Bitcoin Cash City kicked off today in sunny Townsville, North Queensland. The city is not only colorful, friendly, and home to some very beautiful coastline, it’s also shock-full of opportunities to use Bitcoin Cash for everyday living. As such, it’s well-suited to promoting a […]

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

The Push to Kill Paper Money - 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 examination, though, current realities like Australia’s proposed cash transaction […]

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

BCH News Roundup: Transactions Spike, Cashaddr Support, and a Developer CongressThe 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. Additionally, the New Hampshire-based Anypay payment processor is bolstering merchant adoption […]

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Owning Fiat Just Got More Expensive – NIRP Strikes Again

Owning Fiat Just Got More Expensive - NIRP Strikes AgainWith the recent Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) announcement that even more customers will be charged to hold money in their banks, people are scrambling to find ways to preserve their wealth, while USB and others scramble to dam the losses resulting from national negative interest rate policy (NIRP). The relatively recent experiments with NIRP […]

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When Cash Is Banned, Centralized Cryptos Are Not Going to Save You

When Cash Is Banned, Centralized Cryptos Are Not Going to Save YouAustralia is now moving forward with its proposed legislation to ban cash purchases over 10,000 AUD ($6,900) for business purposes. According to the treasury website: “The Black Economy Taskforce recommended this action to tackle tax evasion and other criminal activities.” While many Aussies are celebrating Bitcoin’s exclusion from this clause, others find the move away […]

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

Crypto Is Part of Free Speech, and Free Speech Is EverythingOn 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 secure, third-party-inaccessible area where crime can rapidly proliferate. […]

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Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues to Spread in North Queensland and Japan

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Continues to Spread in North Queensland and JapanBCH 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 BCH merchant adoption worldwide. Also […]

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Bitcoin Cash Register Surpasses 10,000 Installs and BCH is Coming to Brave in Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin Cash Register has surpassed 10,000 installs on the Google Play Store, live streaming platform Twitch reinstates cryptocurrency payments and BCH is coming to the Brave web browser. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Over 22,000 Traders Have Now Signed up to Local.Bitcoin.com Twitch […]

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In This Week’s Video Update: BCH Dev Fund Exceeds Target, Bitcoin.com Reveals Rebrand

In This Week’s Video Update, BCH Dev Fund Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Bitcoin.com Reveals RebrandThe Bitcoin Cash Developer Fund has reached its 800 BCH goal in less than a month since the start of the community-driven fundraising campaign. You’ll find more details on how to support the initiative in the weekly update from Bitcoin.com. Check out the video for other interesting news from the Bitcoin Cash space. Also read: […]

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North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash City Is Hosting a BCH-Focused Conference

North Queensland's Bitcoin Cash City Is Hosting a Two Day BCH-Centric EventA BCH-centric two day event is coming to North Queensland Australia, dubbed the Bitcoin Cash City conference, on Sep. 4-5, 2019. The massive Australian state has a densely populated region of around 78 BCH accepting merchants and a large number of bitcoin cash supporters residing in the area. The Bitcoin Cash City event will host […]

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Hayden Otto Discusses the Rise of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash Movement

Hayden Otto Discusses the Rise of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash ViralityBitcoin cash merchant acceptance has grown significantly over the last year according to the BCH merchant directory Marco Coino. One specific region, North Queensland, Australia has an extremely dense population of bitcoin cash accepting retailers. This week, News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Coinspice Executive Editor Hayden Otto about the influx of adoption in North Queensland and how […]

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In a World Where Central Planners Push Debt, Cryptocurrencies Look Better Every Day

In a World Where Central Planners Push Debt, Cryptocurrencies Look Better Every DayEconomists have been predicting a worldwide recession which could pose a risk to financial stability throughout various countries. Fear of an economic downturn has caused the central bank of Australia to cut interests rates on Tuesday and both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Reserve Bank of India are in the midst of discussing slashing […]

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There’s 100 Unclaimed Bitcoin Cash Wallets Hidden Worldwide

There's a Hundred Unclaimed Bitcoin Cash Wallets Hidden WorldwideOver the last few months, the geocaching treasure hunt Findbitcoin.cash has gathered a bunch of new hidden BCH treasures. At the time of publication, there are approximately 105 concealed bitcoin cash wallets hidden all over the world with a large portion of these funds hidden in the U.S. and Australia. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the Grid

Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the GridThe energy used to mine bitcoin has long caused debate over whether it’s a wasteful process. As the arguments have rumbled on, some people have been focused on mining coins with renewable energy. On May 29, Christian Ander, the founder of Stockholm’s Btcx exchange, explained how instead of selling surplus solar energy, he’s been using […]

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Aussie School’s Cryptocurrency Programs Attract International Attention

Aussie School's Cryptocurrency Programs Attract International AttentionIn August 2017, news.Bitcoin.com covered a number of cryptocurrency programs that were being offered to the students of Wooranna primary school in Victoria, Australia. Nearly two years later, the school’s cryptocurrency programs continue to thrive, with the students having recently interviewed Andreas Antonopolous, and attracted visitors from Europe, North America, and Asia. Also Read: Australian […]

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In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory  

In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU InventoryIn this edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of announcements by leading crypto exchanges. Binance starts selling cryptocurrency for cash at newsagent stores in Australia, while Huobi is launching its new token listing platform. In other news, Aeternity and Satoshipay join forces to offer faster crypto micropayments and Nvidia expects to clear mining […]

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Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for Bitcoin

Real Estate Giant Holding Live Luxury Home Auction for BitcoinA major Australian real estate group is holding a luxury home auction that can be paid for with two cryptocurrencies. There will be a live auctioneer who will call out bids in BTC. The property owner says he wants to keep as many coins as possible. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities […]

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In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local Blockchain Industry

In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local IndustryIn this edition of The Daily we feature two countries that want to promote their positions in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. In the UAE a top banker has stated that keeping up with crypto is crucial to become an international financial hub and in Australia the government is investing in the local industry. Additionally, […]

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Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank Cards

Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank CardsWhile there’s been a lot of news of cryptocurrency debit cards closing shop over the last two years, a company called Payglobal offers cryptocurrency to fiat transfers onto a user’s existing bank card. The U.K. based e-wallet service licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) aims to provide a variety of end-to-end solutions for people […]

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Business Owner’s Seething Critique of the Lightning Network Goes Viral

Business Owner's Seething Critique of the Lightning Network Goes ViralA business owner who runs a media company in Australia and pays employees remotely in the Philippines has given his honest opinion on what it’s like to use the Lightning Network (LN). Jason Smith’s experience of attempting to use LN for payments was filled with frustration. He reports that the fundamental structure of the offchain […]

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