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Blockchain Australia evolves to Digital Economy Council of Australia (DECA) to advocate for Australia’s growing digital economy

MEDIA RELEASE • The digital activity share of the Australian economy is expected to increase to 10% by 2030 (from 6.1% in 2020-21) • Expands membership categories to fully represent the multifaceted aspects of the digital economy • Amy-Rose Goodey will lead DECA as Managing Director, as CEO Simon Callaghan returns to the industry • Aims to address top industry concerns: Fit-for-purpose regulation (88%), lack of credible information (82%) and attracting the best talent (78%) SYDNEY, Tuesday, 11 June 2024: Blockchain Australia, the leading industry association advocating for blockchain technology

D8X Re-Engineers DeFi Derivatives With Launch on Polygon zkEVM

Supported by Polygon Ventures, D8X targets institutional users with next-gen DEX engine, innovative features, novel white-label approach [Zug, Switzerland - Feb. 6, 2024] - D8X, an institutional-grade decentralized exchange (DEX) for derivatives, has launched on Polygon zkEVM, establishing a new benchmark for decentralized finance. With support from Polygon Ventures and other notable partners, D8X reconceives on-chain derivatives, starting from fundamental financial engineering and extending to its novel white-label business-to-business model–a first for Polygon zkEVM. Until now, users seeking the trading experience offered by D8X have had to resort to Centralized

Bridging Real and Virtual Economies

In an era where decentralized finance (DeFi) promises revolutionary, permissionless, and credit-check-free access to financial services, the limitations to its application lie in the narrow range of digital assets it encompasses. But industry pioneers are working to widen its scope by introducing real-world assets (RWAs) to the digital realm. For instance, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Ripple is embarking on a research project to try and tokenize real estate. This venture was made public about seven weeks ago as part of a broader initiative, the digital

Stablecoins Under Scrutiny

Amidst the market’s recovery from the recent onslaught of SEC crackdowns, rumors swirl over the potential targeting of stablecoins in their crosshairs. Such a move could have profound implications for cryptocurrency prices, making it crucial to gauge the likelihood of this scenario and the approach regulators might adopt. The largest stablecoins by market cap are Tether’s USDT and Circle’s USDC. Both are pegged to the US dollar and backed by various assets, typically highly liquid instruments like US Treasury bills. In theory, when someone wants to buy stablecoins from an

Travelzoo META Opens for Founding Members

NEW YORK/PARIS/TOKYO, May 11, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The future of travel is here. After months of anticipation, Travelzoo META, a members-only service offering groundbreaking Metaverse travel experiences, is now accepting its first one million Founding Members. Launched by Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, Travelzoo META will give Founding Members the opportunity to be the first to experience travel in the Metaverse. Travelzoo META's experiences are intended to allow its members to explore hard-to-reach corners of the world, like summiting Mount Everest, or travel back in time—to