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Australia Crypto ETF Market Heats Up With Two More Spot Funds Set to Launch – CoinDesk

  1. Australia Crypto ETF Market Heats Up With Two More Spot Funds Set to Launch  CoinDesk
  2. First Australian Spot Bitcoin, Ether ETFs to Go Live Next Week  Blockworks
  3. Asset managers set to launch crypto ETFs in Australia next week  The Block Crypto
  4. 21Shares and ETF Securities Launch the World’s First Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Australia  PR Newswire
  5. Australia’s first Bitcoin ETF could attract $1 billion after launch next week  Cointelegraph
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Regulator Delays Commonwealth Bank of Australia Crypto Plans

Key Insights:

  • Red tape slows Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) move into delivering cryptos to retail customers.
  • The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has delayed the launch of its crypto app.
  • Last month, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group minted its first Aussie Dollar pegged stablecoin (A$DC0.

Australia has evolved into one of the more crypto-friendly jurisdictions, supporting digital asset innovation and the evolution of web3.

In November, Australian Senator Jane Hume reportedly pointed out that the DeFi is not going anywhere and presents excellent opportunities for Australians.

According to the report, Hume stated,

“If the last 20 or 30 years have taught us anything, it’s that all innovation begins as disruption and ends as a household name. Decentralized finance underpinned by blockchain technology will present incredible opportunities – Australia mustn’t be left behind by fear of the unknown.”

Hume is not alone, with the Australian government looking to ensure that crypto and blockchain innovation thrives in the country.

Australian banks have also taken steps to support the drive to make Australia a center of innovation.


Meta sued over ‘deceptive’ crypto ads in Australia

Meta sued over ‘deceptive’ crypto ads in Australia | Fortune


Aussies are considering gifting cryptocurrency for Christmas

Would you gift CRYPTO for Christmas? Why Aussies are planning to give digital currencies to loved ones instead of cash

  • New data revealed hundreds of Aussies are gifting digital money this Christmas 
  • surveyed 2,000 people who have bought cryptocurrency this year
  • 26 per cent are pondering gifting crypto coins instead of cash or presents
  • General manager Karl Mohan said Bitcoin, Ethereum and NFTs are most popular 

Hundreds of Australians are considering gifting cryptocurrency to loved ones for Christmas this year.

A new survey of 2,000 Australians between 18 to 59 years of age, who have engaged in crypto in the last 12 months, indicated that 26 per cent are pondering gifting digital currencies over cash. 

Karl Mohan, General Manager APAC at in Melbourne, told Daily Mail Australia crypto coins including Bitcoin and Ethereum as well as NFTs (non-fungible…


Australia Set To Have A Very Merry Crypto-Giving Christmas, Survey Shows

Australia continues to embrace cryptocurrencies in every sector of its economy. This time, the digital assets have featured in this year’s Christmas festivities.

According to a recent survey, “crypto-centric gifts will feature prominently under the Christmas tree in Australian homes this year.” The October survey by the crypto services provider covered 2,020 Australians aged between 18 and 59. The results showed that about a quarter of Australian crypto users plan to buy crypto-related gifts for their loved ones this Christmas.

A Crypto Christmas

More than half of the survey respondents confirmed that they would consider buying cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), as gifts. This response reflects their enthusiasm to adopt crypto use into everyday activities.

While 26% already plan to buy crypto-related gifts, 8% responded that they would like to adopt crypto or crypto-enabled cards to pay for Christmas gifts this year.

The majority of those with plans to buy crypto-centric gifts are under 44 years old. And among them, 29.2% would consider buying gifts related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). And 41.8% want to buy…


Hypersign hires former Goldman Sachs VP Michael Swan as Chief Strategy Officer — People Matters

Hypersign has announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs Vice President Michael Swan as its Chief Strategy Officer.

A specialist in the incubation, launch & commercialization of crypto projects, Michael holds multiple leadership roles with Unido.US ($UDO), Flourishing.AI ($AI), Hypermine and runs a Venture Capital firm out of Australia, called Tokenomik Inc. His global connections and expertise in US and Australia crypto markets will bode well with Hypersign, which is preparing to expand its horizons in the global market.

“Michael brings a wealth of knowledge, industry experience, and network to help the Hypersign team achieve their vision of creating a world where Personal Data Protection and Online Privacy is a fundamental human right. We’re thrilled to have him on board,” said Irfan Khan, Hypersign’s Founder and CEO.  

Hypersign is building a blockchain-powered, Decentralized Identity and access management solution for the enterprise and consumers alike. It is leveraging technologies such as public key infrastructure (PKI), blockchain & machine learning to provide passwordless authentication, authorization, verification, and other security…


CoinLoft Review 2021 – Everything you Need to Know!

Due to the volatile nature of cryptocurrency, most countries do not regulate and have not legalized the use of the digital economy with Bitcoin and other crypto coins. Australia is one of the few countries to emerge as an early adopter and advocate of cryptocurrency. The Australian crypto market stands firm in helping people worldwide get access to crypto trading and Bitcoin exchanges. 

CoinLoft is a popular cryptocurrency exchange in Australia. It is an easy platform where users can…

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Off the Charts! A trillion-dollar unicorn, a bid to keep Bezos in space, Crown and Star part, and Kelly Slater goes Crypto – Livewire Markets

Off the Charts! A trillion-dollar unicorn, a bid to keep Bezos in space, Crown and Star part, and Kelly Slater goes Crypto  Livewire Markets

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‘Buy now pay later’ firm Zip plans to offer crypto trading in Australia and the US

Australian ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL) firm Zip is looking to enter the crypto market by offering trading services to users within the next 12 months.

Zip co-founder Peter Gray told Reuters on July 22 that expanding support for crypto trading services and providing a digital wallet was one of top requests from its clients. The co-founder kept his cards close to his chest however and didn’t outlay a specific roadmap or timetable to get there.

“We know our younger generation of customers…

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NatWest Blocks Payments To Binance, In Latest Blow To Crypto Exchange

In the latest blow to Binance — the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — U.K. bank NatWest is now blocking its customers from making payments to Binance both in the U.K. and abroad, reports Yahoo Finance. NatWest acted after Binance has come under increasing regulatory pressures.

Fast facts

  • In June, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority announced that Binance Markets Ltd., a subsidiary of, was not to undertake any regulated activity in the U.K. without the consent…

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