Tag: Bitcoin

Technology

Will Bitcoin really become a universal currency?

  There has hardly been a more intriguing, controversial or divisive invention in the history of finance than Bitcoin. While it has taken its time to draw universal attention and is still some way from becoming a mainstream item, there are plenty of indications to suggest that it will one day fulfil its potential as…

14 Aug 2014, by test test

Technology

The first major Bitcoin event in Australia brings excitement to Singapore in November

On July 24th and 25th Informa Australia hosted their inaugural Bitcoin conference in Sydney, Australia. Entitled ‘Cryptocon Conference and Barcamp’, this two-day event represented the first major Bitcoin event to come to Sydney. Cryptocon drew together many of the key themes in Bitcoin and emerging blockchain based technologies from the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.…

7 Aug 2014, by test test

Technology

Dark economy, money laundering, the next universal currency – Cryptocon Sydney a great success

The inaugural Cryptocurrency Summit and Barcamp was a great success, thanks to all our knowledgeable and charismatic speakers and delegates. The two-day event took place at the Park Royal Hotel in Sydney on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th July, bringing together over 60 cryptocurrency experts, technology gurus and Bitcoin enthusiasts. Conversations were not confined by…

29 Jul 2014, by test test

Banking & Finance

Technology

Cryptocon brings Bitcoin technology to centre stage

The underlying technology of Bitcoin is one fascinating topic.  While many meet-up events exist for cryptocurrency, finance is usually the focal point.  Differently to these events, the upcoming Cryptocon conference will bring technology to the spotlight, with dedicated sessions on Smart Property and Start-up discussions on how the blockchain can be turned into a global registry…

17 Jul 2014, by test test

Technology

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 test test

Banking & Finance

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 test test

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 test test

Banking & Finance

Business

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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 test test

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 test test