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Australian-listed blockchain and AI focused mobile games developer Animoca Brands has acquired 100% of indie game developer Blowfish Studios for an upfront consideration of $9 million, plus payments of up to $26 million conditional on certain employment and performance targets.

Published in Deals

Australian energy trading technology company Power Ledger is migrating its own next-generation blockchain platform, the Powerledger Energy Blockchain, from Ethereum to Solana.

Published in Energy

Australian-listed blockchain and AI focused mobile games developer Animoca Brands and Queens Park Rangers Football Club have announced that they will develop and launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on the popular English football team, starting with sets of limited edition collectibles to be launched later in the year.

Published in Listed Tech

GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Head of APAC and Japan at Ping Identity: When information technology was first embraced by businesses, it tended to be in a very centralised form. Data centres held core applications and databases while users gained access through authorised devices and network links.

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Designed to enable trusted exchanges and monetisation of data via private blockchain, Nokia says this development accelerates initiatives in AI and machine learning through federated learning and offers secure multi-party transactions to benefit a wide range of industries.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Piper Alderman makes history as “the first legal firm in Australia” to use Lygon, a blockchain-based platform that streamlines paper-based payment guarantees. This breakthrough will help the legal firm “enjoy greater efficiency and security over guarantees.”

Published in Business IT

ICT professional association ISACA is offering a new certification which it says gives IT professionals the scope to boost their skillset in top emerging technologies and ensure their knowledge is up to date.

Published in Education

Global spending on blockchain solutions will rise to US$6.6 billion (A$8.5 billion) this year, an increase of more than 50% compared to the pandemic year, the technology analyst firm IDC says.

Published in Data

Global database and business applications vendor, Oracle, today announced significant blockchain technologies coming free in all versions of the Oracle database and bolstering security and trust.

Published in Data

First-to-market blockchain-based platform Lygon has announced it has "minted its first industry standardised digital bank guarantee, representing a significant breakthrough for blockchain-based companies globally", with Lygon a joint venture between ANZ, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, Scentre Group and IBM.

Published in Business IT

Zebra Technologies recently released its new study entitled "Closing the Trust Gap: Technology and the Food Supply Chain", and we spoke to Zebra's Country Lead for A/NZ, Tom Christodolou, about technology's importance to the supply chain and how consumer trust can be restored and maintained in the food supply we all take for granted.

Published in Business IT
Monday, 02 November 2020 01:15

Do we really need a Blockchain?

iTWire asked a number of leading players in the IT industry for their thoughts on Blockchain. The responses were just as mixed as we’d expected.

Published in Data

Digital identity apps in use will exceed 6.2 billion in 2025, up from 1 billion in 2020, according to a new study.

Published in Apps

Australian companies are continuing to invest in emerging technologies amid the COVID-19 crisis, prioritising investments in AI, Cloud, Blockchain and Edge Computing, according to new research.

Published in Market

A blockchain solar energy trading trial that lets households set their own electricity prices has found the technology is technically feasible, viewed positively by participants and can lead to localised energy autonomy - and provide a big boost for peer-to-peer systems globally, according to Western Australian headquartered blockchain cryptocurrency and energy trading platform provider Power Ledger.

Published in Energy

WEBINAR INVITATION from Hyland – leading content services provider Hyland will be running a free online workshop TODAY, Thursday the 4th of June 12:00 Noon, detailing the company’s new blockchain-based credentialing solution.

WEBINAR INVITATION from Hyland – leading content services provider Hyland will be running a free online workshop TODAY, Thursday the 4th of June 12:00 Noon, detailing the company’s new blockchain-based credentialing solution.

Published in Security

RMIT Online has introduced two new postgraduate programs that equip students with high-demand technology skills in emerging specialisations, including cyber security and blockchain-enabled business.

Published in Education

Western Australian headquartered blockchain cryptocurrency and energy trading platform Power Ledger has signed a deal to establish a digital energy trading business in Thailand, in partnership with Thai Digital Energy Development (TDED).

Published in Energy

The total number of digital banking users globally will exceed 3.6 billion by 2024, up from 2.4 billion in 2020, a 54% increase, with growth driven by the rise of digital-only banks and the ongoing focus on digital transformation by established bank brands, according to a newly published study.

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