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Banxa to layoff 30% of workforce to shelter the “crypto winter”
Terming the move "measures of a response management" Banxa joins the list of companies laying off part of its workforce in this current "crypto winter" to save over $10 million per year.
Crypto winter causes Australian exchange to freeze operations permanently
Challenging market conditions during crypto winter force Australia-based BTC.com.au to close its doors for the last time.
Australian mayor suggests crypto as tax payment option
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has revealed that the city could be open to accepting its taxes with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin despite the volatile nature of the industry.
Australian consumer group calls for urgent regulation of crypto
With a few crypto exchanges shutting down and an increase in scams, crypto investors want the same level of protection as stock traders.
Australia aims to finalize crypto regulation by 2025
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) roadmap includes annual action steps to regulate all crypto-related activities and aims at releasing the regulations by 2025.
Australia’s first spot Bitcoin ETF could see $1 billion in inflows
Cosmos Bitcoin ETF beat competition from other rivals like BetaShares, EFT Securities, and VanEck.
Australia continues regulation drive with new policy targeting crypto and financial influencers
A 2021 survey in Australia revealed that 33% of Australian citizens follow a financial influencer.
Crypto.com’s latest partnership to enable crypto payments at 170 merchants in Australia
More than 170 merchants in South Australia will be able to accept crypto payments starting in July.
Here’s the first multi-CBDC settlement project and participating countries
Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa will be participating in the multi-CBDC platform pilot led by the Bank of International Settlements.
Qantas announces NFT collection and becomes the second airline offering NFTs
Qantas airlines recently announced they're stepping in to the NFT field. With that, they managed to be second in line after AirBaltic.
Australia eyes sweeping new crypto regulations
Senator Bragg believes the growth of DAOs could pose a level of threat to the country’s tax base.
Facebook sued in Australia for fake crypto ads
Facebook says these crypto ads violate its policies and its working to curb their spread.
Animoca Brands raises $358 million to grow the open metaverse
Animoca Brands, metaverse developer and the company behind The Sandbox virtual reality game, raises over $358 million to continue product development and licenses for popular intellectual properties.
Australian Open embraces blockchain tech, incorporates NFTs and metaverse
Fans experience during Australian Open is about to change as the tournament introduces them to Metaverse and NFTs.
Crypto in the spotlight as two Australian exchanges collapse with $50 million lost
Familiar calls of "tulipmania" fly as ACX and Mycryptowallet both cease operations.
Australian senator lends support to DeFi amid market pullback
Senator Jane Humehas commented on how the decentralized finance platform hosts "huge opportunities" for the nation and offers a path towards securing economic stability.
Australian official who owns Ethereum says it is no threat to the country’s financial system
Richards’ comments were made at an online conference this week, following a recent Australian Senate report, which called for adapting laws to accommodate crypto.
26% of Australians will buy crypto as Christmas gift for partners
Australians are willing to give their partners crypto gifts like Bitcoin, Ethereum and even NFTs.