July 2018 Newsletter
- CEO’s Message – Welcome Back!
- State Convenors Support ADCA Growth in Queensland and Victoria
- Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei
- New AML Rules have Positive Impact
- Crypto Investment & Token Summit
- Welcome to 17 New Members
CEO’s Message – Welcome Back! Welcome back to the ADCA Newsletter. And welcome to 17 new ADCA members!
It’s been a while since the last ADCA newsletter was published. Our only excuse is that we have been so busy with other activities that newsletter publication has never quite made it to the top of the priority list. The good news is that, with the support of a dedicated marketing professional, we now expect to publish the newsletter 11 times per year. So watch out for more and better ADCA and blockchain industry news.
Secondly, ADCA and Austrade partnered once again to lead the Australian Blockchain Industry Delegation to Consensus in New York. This year, the delegation numbered almost 50 and the great coffee and great ideas in the Australia Lounge attracted a constant stream of visitors from all over the world.
STATE CONVENORS SUPPORT ADCA GROWTH IN QUEENSLAND AND VICTORIA
The first two state convenors to be appointed are Katrina Donaghy in Queensland and Karen Cohen in Victoria. Katrina is CEO of Civic Ledger and also serves on the ADCA Board. Karen is General Manager of the Blockchain Centre. Blockchain Centre is a partner-member of ADCA and the state support services are provided through a MOU with them.
AUSTRALIAN BLOCKCHAIN MISSION TO SHANGHAI AND TAIPEI
The mission will run from September 8 to 14 with the program including access to key Chinese blockchain stakeholders and influencers. There are a number of activities linking the mission delegates with both Chinese corporates investing in blockchain and the energetic blockchain start up community in China.
- register with AUSTRAC;
- maintain a comprehensive AML/CTF program equivalent to that in other parts of the financial sector; and,
- meet reporting obligations for cash transactions and suspicious matter reports.
ACX is ambitious, awesome, advanced and Australian. Since 2013, we’ve taken the complexity out of trading and owning digital currencies for everyone in Australian and beyond.
Agate aims to be the worlds most comprehensive decentralised blockchain platform for instant crypto payments without volatility risk.
ASR Wealth Advisers is an Australian provider of investment advice and dealing services to wholesale and retail clients. ASR Wealth Advisers provides timely guidance for investment across a range of financial products on a general advice basis.
Blockchain Finance provides industry leading technology and Blockchain Education services. Our goal is to provide concise, timely and accurate information about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The Blockchain Education Academy empowers traders and investors through online multimedia training, within a private moderated community.
BTC.COM.AU is a blockchain startup based in Sydney, Australia that offers a safe and secure platform for Australians to easily buy, sell and spend blockchain assets. Our team consists of passionate cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts that are proud to be part of this new and emerging space. We are committed to building a platform that promotes adoption of this innovative new technology and brings real-world value to everyday Australians and businesses.
carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR) is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites. Together with its subsidiaries employing more than 1,250 people around the world, carsales.com Ltd. develops world leading technology and advertising solutions that drive its business around the world.
Securing money for giving, social impact and microfinance activities – plus distributing and tracking these funds – is a big challenge for people working in the humanitarian sector. Charitex aims to deliver an innovation in such social enterprise, by deploying a smart business model and improving the technology of giving – with a vision to create real and positive impact for people. Charitex is not a Charity or simply another crypto donation interface. Rather it is a profit-for-purpose business with a smart model and ambition to build and launch a blockchain for social impact platform.
Chillur is a cryptocurrency microinvesting application. It allows you to round up and invest your spare change from everyday transactions into a diversified cryptocurrency portfolio. Chillur allows you to invest in cryptocurrency every time that you spend money using your debit card, PayWave, PayPass or Google Pay. With every transaction, we’ll round up the change to the nearest $1. When the round-ups reach $10, we’ll invest it into your cryptocurrency portfolio.
Consensus Group provides comprehensive transaction facilitation services, partnering exclusively with a select pool of legitimate, fully AML-compliance checked individuals and organisations seeking the sale or purchase of high volume peer-to-peer currencies. In consultation with our referral partners and regulatory bodies, Consensus Group creates symbiotic buyer and seller relationships, allowing high-volume transactions that are secure, independently veriﬁed and protected under US law.
At Crypto SA, we come to work every day because we believe in the ideology and technology behind Blockchain and decentralised applications that will re-shape our future. Our mission at Crypto SA is to facilitate Blockchain start-ups to rapidly grow their Tokenomic in quality and scale. We provide much-needed services to both new and ongoing Blockchain projects such as legal and financial compliance, smart contract support, exchange listing, market making and ecosystem development.
CSJ Legal is an independent Australian law firm focusing on the delivery of the best legal service for clients from Australia and overseas. We see the blockchain technology as an inevitable revolutionary technology for the future and our team is proud to be part of this historical moment with provision of the full legal compliance service for digital currency exchange service providers in line with the Code of Conduct issued by ADCA, and Fintech companies who issue digital currency for their projects.
Digiassets.com is a project lead by Ausin Group’s COO – Roger Nader. Our longer-term goal is to harness the power of the blockchain to revolutionise how all real estate transactions occur. We’re bringing real transformation to an industry that still exchanges contracts exactly the same way it did over a century ago.
Established in 2002, eBlueprint is an IT consultancy with a relentless focus on delivering outstanding results for the organisations we partner with and develop solutions for. With a long track record of working nationally and internationally with organisations in Banking and Finance, Utilities and Retail, as well as Federal and State Government, we have both the domain and technical experience to help you get the most out of your technology investments.
Healthdirect Australia is a national public health information service offering access to free health helplines as well as online health information and advice. Healthdirect Australia is currently working with the Australian peak medical bodies, the Primary Health Networks (PHN), and healthcare software vendors to identify blockchain use cases. The outcome of this process will be a Proof of Concept to demonstrate the useability of blockchain technology within the Australian public healthcare system.
Horizon State has built a voting and community engagement system that delivers unprecedented trust through the integrity and post-unforgeable attributes of blockchain technology. Horizon State’s platform enables secure digital ballot box that cannot be hacked, wherein results can never be altered, and voter identities are protected.
Revolutionising healthcare through consumer-centred electronic prescriptions. ScalaMed believes in centering and empowering the consumer on their healthcare journey. ScalaMed is building a scalable, integrated and secure platform for managing healthcare transactions. ScalaMed is beginning its healthcare revolution through a decentralized application for managing prescription medicines.
Sustainable Platform provides the world’s largest database (15,000+) of companies measured for their contribution to sustainable development to global investors. Recognized at the highest levels of the UN as a “great resource!”, it enables asset owners to invest sustainably, choose investment managers that walk the talk for sustainable investment mandates, and provides important sustainability data that matters for financial risk. Sustainable Platform is the only certifier of wholistic sustainable development achievements for both public and private companies. In 2018 Sustainable Platform launched Sustainable Tokens, the first truly sustainable token which allows B2B sustainable supply chain transparency and transactions at speed with a virtuous, self-reinforcing circle taking us faster towards true sustainable development.