Monday, June 5, 2023

Dedoco brings blockchain reality to Australia and New Zealand region

Dedoco celebrated its 2nd anniversary on 15th March 2022. Since its inception, the firm has evolved to go from a little-known start-up to a challenger working with over 150 companies across government, banks, FIs, professional services, real estate and tech platforms. Co-founded by CEO Daphne Ng and CTO Dr Ernie Teo, Dedoco is a first-of-its-kind blockchain-based digital document management solution that offers unprecedented security, trust, and transparency to its users.

Aussie crypto owners likely to switch banks to those offering crypto assets

Visa, the global leader in digital payments has unveiled findings from their new research which is showing that the case for crypto is getting stronger for financial institutions.

Animoca Brands buys Be Media to spearhead NFT & metaverse projects

Animoca Brands, a firm advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, announced it has completed the acquisition of Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to focus on key opportunities in Australia centered around NFTs and blockchain development. Be Media was founded in 2013 and has established itself as a premium player in the Web 2.0 space focusing on digital strategy, search, and social advertising. The firm has offices in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, and high-profile clients including Audi, Harley Davidson, and Finbar.

Mythical Games announces new marketplace, acquisition of DMarket

Mythical Games, the next-generation gaming technology studio, has launched Mythical Marketplace 2.0 following the acquisition of marketplace tech start-up DMarket, as part of its continued commitment to innovation in gaming. The new marketplace is built on Mythical’s new layer 1 EVM blockchain and powered by the Mythos native ecosystem token, MYTH.

Australia’s esteemed Web3 founders launch Upside DAO with $5m funding

Upside, a Web3 focussed Investment Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO), has raised $5m in capital to deploy in support of the best Web3 startups, with a focus on Australia. Upside DAO is also announcing the first recipients of its investment funding. Upside DAO is comprised of some of Australia’s most celebrated Web3 contributors, including firms like Apollo Capital, Banxa, Caleb & Brown, FTX Australia, Ren Protocol, Synthetix, Chainflip, and ZedRun (Virtually Human Studios). The DAO also includes industry specialists like Mike Bacina (Piper Alderman), Luke Bortoli (Afterpay) & Chloe White (Genesis Block).

Immersve and Mastercard partner to deliver web3 payment option in ANZ

Web3 technology innovator, Immersve has partnered with Mastercard to give consumers the ability to use cryptocurrency directly from their web3 wallet to make digital, physical or even metaverse purchases, wherever Mastercard is accepted across Australia. In a world first, Immersve’s solution does not require a user’s digital assets to be held as collateral by a third party, which means users will remain in complete control of their digital currency.

[INVNT GROUP] appoints Elvin Tan as Managing Director of INVNT.ATOM

Elvin Tan has been appointed Managing Director of INVNT.ATOM. Tan joins [INVNT GROUP] with 20 years of APAC executive management expertise ranging from startups to big tech; holding positions at Google, YouTube, and Huawei. Tan was also an advisor for Goopal, a Fintech firm powering innovative blockchain projects through investment and  incubation.

AFL works with Be Media by Animoca Brands to set sport NFT benchmark

The Australian Football League (AFL) and Animoca Brands announced a 5-year partnership that will bring the power of NFTs to the AFL and AFL Women's (AFLW), and will launch the AFL Mint initiative. The agreement will see the first major Australian sporting league project in the Web3 space come to life, building on the strong heritage and proud audience of the AFL. 

Just bought some crypto? Here are some tax things you need to know

If you’ve just dived into cryptocurrency and unsure how to approach it at tax time, Coco Hou, MD of Platinum Accounting Australia has some top tips to help put your mind at ease.

Pubinno is shaping the beer experience with the Lightning network

San Francisco-based tech firm Pubinno which builds the Internet of Beer with artificial intelligence, robotics, and cloud platforms, is now integrated with bitcoin payment infrastructure.