Tag: government

  • Independent Reserve rolls out KPMG Crypto Tax Estimator in world first

    KPMG Australia and Independent Reserve, the largest Australian cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the launch of a new tool to help the traders of cryptocurrencies better understand their crypto tax liabilities. The Crypto Tax Estimator developed by KPMG is a digital tool that plugs directly into Independent Reserve’s user interface, allowing traders to estimate tax obligations… Read more »

  • 5 Governments Backing Blockchain Projects around the World

    Ever since the blockchain and cryptocurrency became a giant mainstream topic at the end of last year, there has been a massive upward trend for governments backing blockchain projects. Now the general feeling towards blockchain technology has changed from a question of “if” to “when”. It seems as though 2018 has been the year of… Read more »

  • Here’s the Turnbull Government’s response to the Australia 2030 innovation plan

    The Turnbull Government has released its response to Innovation and Science Australia’s (ISA) Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation (2030 Plan). In a press release out on Tuesday, the Government responded to all 30 recommendations made by ISA to make Australia competitive with the innovation game. We are all aware of the Australia 2030 plan which plans to… Read more »

  • Google left high and dry in search for new Aussie HQ

    The NSW state government has left Google in the lurch as a plan to create a new innovation hub with the tech giant as the ‘anchor tenant’ has fallen through. This isn’t the first time Google has attempted to establish a headquarters in Sydney.  The Silicon Valley-based company walked away from plans to convert the White… Read more »

  • Brisbane set to become a new player in startup race

    I’m not trying to start a fight here, I promise. Since the dawn of the 1990’s, Australia’s young entrepreneurs and budding startup founders have looked to the country’s economic hub, Sydney, to begin their businesses. It’s no surprise that Sydney ranks highest regarding new startups, with 35% of the country’s startup’s, followed by Melbourne at… Read more »

  • Are our government initiatives enough to help young Australian startups?

    Australia’s economy has stood strong for the better of three decades- largely unaffected by any major recessions and boasts 13th place in terms of the worlds largest economies, including 9th in the world for highest per-capita income.  The tech and innovation sectors are also growing at a rapid pace. So, if you’re thinking of beginning… Read more »

  • LaunchVic is placing $2.9 million into upskilling the Victorian startup community

    Startup community’s best friend LaunchVic has announced a whopping $2.9 million to support education for founders and entrepreneurs across various topics. This fund is going directly to service providers; these service providers are aimed at better educating the startup community for them to grow and be in their top form. Sixteen services provided has been… Read more »

  • Two fintech hubs to pop up in Melbourne

    Two new fintech hubs will be launched to support local startups, attract investment and create jobs in this growing global industry. Melbourne is clearly stepping up their startup scene. Stone & Chalk and York Butter Factory, now known as YBF Ventures, are chosen by the Labour government to help grow the fintech sector. The fintech… Read more »