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4 reasons why Bitcoin is better than conventional money

Bitcoin, still very much a nascent trend, is nonetheless continuing to show signs of steady growth as businesses and consumers alike explore the opportunities involved. But just where does Bitcoin's appeal lie and why is it having everyone from retailers to investors raving? As the most well-known and widespread form of 'cryptocurrency' today, Bitcoin is…

10 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

Rail | Technology

Telecommunications – The backbone of Sydney Trains’ underground infrastructure

Telecommunications is fast becoming the chosen communication method for the rail industry. From increasing the efficiency, safety and reliability of operations to enhancing passenger experience, telecommunications and train control are essential to improving the growing and diversified demands of rail organisations. In the lead up to the ARA’s inaugural Telecommunications & Train Control Conference, we…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

Other | Technology

Where does the future of Bitcoin lie?

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic trends to hit the technology and finance worlds in recent memory, the viability and future direction of Bitcoin is still very much up in the air. Still yet to break into the mainstream, the spread and uptake of Bitcoin has certainly been slower than its developers would have hoped.…

4 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

Technology

Infographic: How a Bitcoin transaction works

Bitcoin has been dubbed Currency of the Future. When it comes to Bitcoin transaction, fast and secure are the key words spring to mind, all thanks to its fundamental encryption technology. This infographic shows you how a Bitcoin transaction works. Perhaps it's time to make an investment if you haven't already? You can find out more about Bitcoin and crytocurrency at…

12 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Other | Technology

The #1 problem Bitcoin will solve by 2015

In the lead up to the Cryptocon Summit and Barcamp, we have asked a few speakers what they thought was the Number One problem Bitcoin will solve by 2015: Roger Ver – Blockchain, ‘Bitcoin Jesus’: “By the end of 2015 I hope that Bitcoin will enable people to be able to transact with other individuals across the planet,…

10 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security | Technology

A report on UAVs’ development and implementation for use by the Australian Police Service

The Australian Police Service recognises the advantages that the emergence of unmanned technologies and autonomous systems bring.  There has been plenty of space and opportunities to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Australia as the government values the future of the industry.  However fast we are progressing, some challenges remain - legislation, control, technicality and education are…

29 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Technology

Bitcoin isn’t for me? Think again.

First introduced as an open source software in 2009 by developer Satoshi Nakamoto, the peer-to-peer payment system Bitcoin is gathering popularity fast for the last two years, as the network stabilised in 2013. As the number of Bitcoin users grows locally and globally, Australian retailers need to recognise the opportunity this trend brings - Statistics show that…

28 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Technology

New technology initiatives announced at BankTech Summit

BankTech Summit 2012 was held in Sydney recently and it attracted a few media interests especially Suncorp's smart environments initiatives and Eftpos Payments Australia rolling out card security chip technology EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), and contactless card payment options. Below are some of the outcomes of the Summit in the media: BYOD and virtualisation…

20 Jul 2012, by Informa Australia
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