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Cryptocurrency and the Bitcoin first entered our vocabulary in 2009. It has been 10 years and up to now many people recognize this terminology, however, it is not really used for payment. Despite it is slow progression worldwide, Australia is a growing market for it. Gambling and online casino is also strongly developing in Australia and it is using more digital exchanges. According to various statistics – online casino Australia is a widely researched topic and surely is attracting more and more people along with cryptocurrencies. There had been some changes in taxation and cash payments, so it is very likely that Australians will go digital and buy cryptocurrency very soon.

Australia has legalised cryptocurrency since 2017 with the support of the government. They have to be treated as property and subject to Capital Gains Tax(CGT). The change in tax law surely demonstrated how Australia is progressing towards digital.

In 2018, new cryptocurrency exchange regulations came into place and it got more complex. The new rules required exchanges to be registered with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) in order to prevent deceptive activity.

Australia looks ready to include Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). They are cryptocurrency’s way of community funding, which came into public back in 2014. Although it has been banned in China and criticized By the Us, Australia keeps being open to new possibilities and reality of the digital changes. It even published set of guidelines in October 2017, which proves the point that the future of crypto is in Australia.

On July 1st, 2019, new law came in that made it illegal for businesses and individuals to pay by cash for any services more than AU$ 10,000, which clearly encourages transitions to a digital society and avoids unnecessary crime. However, the new law will make changes in the crypto market and trading volumes might be expected to grow about 20%.

Although Australia might not be the largest market it is a very progressive one. Regulations have been made to protect citizens, economy and pave the way to digital currency. HivEx study in 2018 published Australia’s result showing a 5% purchase of cryptocurrency at the start of the year and 13.5% in August. It is probably one of the few countries that made a move and started building its own crypto regulations to fit community and financial institutions. Australia has accepted a new way of dealing with transactions and enabled positive change it has realised that it is better to take a smooth transition towards the inevitable digitalisation and made rules followed with helpful guidelines.

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AAX Crypto Exchange Announces Massive Growth Numbers in August

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As the crypto market continues to surge, new traders continue to enter the market on a daily basis.  One of the first questions that new traders have is where should they trade crypto.  While there are countless options for buying and selling digital assets, traders need to exercise extreme caution and perform due diligence to avoid scam exchanges as well as places that have limited or no volume.  While the main platforms such as Coinbase, Binance, and Bittrex will always have significant volume, their fees are known to be on the expensive side.  AAX, a next-generation cryptocurrency exchange with the lowest futures fees in the world, represents a compelling alternative that traders should consider.

Growth Announcement

A few of the most important issues to consider when deciding whether to use an exchange are the number of users and the volume.  On August 7, AAX announced that in a little over two weeks, the exchange doubled its user base bringing the grand total of registered users to over 200,000.  At this rate, AAX may surpass the million mark later this year which would be an incredible achievement and is most certainly due to a variety of factors including extremely low fees and revolutionary technology.

Institutional-Grade Exchange

When AAX decided to build its platform, it set out to meet the demands of both institutional and retail investors.  In order to achieve that goal, the exchange operates at the highest possible…

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The Pros And Cons Of Cryptocurrency

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Many facets of our lives are now digitized––money is no exception. 

Have you noticed that paper money is on its way to being obsolete because so many people receive direct deposit and love the simplicity of their debit card? 

Not to mention, cash carries germs, as we’ve heard lots about during the pandemic. Many businesses have turned to card only options in light of this. 

But what about cryptocurrency?

You probably heard everyone raving about it a few years ago, but the excitement’s calmed down quite a bit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a viable option you should keep in mind. 

What’s Cryptocurrency? 

Let’s start with the basic definition of cryptocurrency so we’re all on the same page. Cryptocurrency utilizes cryptographic methods and complex coding systems to encrypt sensitive information during data transfers. This protects your funds and personal information on a whole different level. 

These transactions are virtually impenetrable due to the combination of mathematical and technological protocols created and put in place. This aspect of cryptocurrency is what makes it safer. Also, the details of transactions are kept private. No one can see who sent what, etc., because those rigorous mathematical and technological protocols protect it.

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Different From Traditional Banking Transactions

One thing people hate about traditional banks is the fact that they can…

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Enhancing the DigitalBits Ecosystem through the XDB Foundation

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The DigitalBits ecosystem welcomed a new benefactor in the form of the XDB Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for DigitalBits. The main objectives of the XDB Foundation include the DigitalBits Ecosystem Support Program, supplying both financial and non-financial assistance to qualified entities and projects within the DigitalBits community, with a focus towards innovation and speeding ecosystem growth.

Michael Gord, MLG Blockchain and GDA Capital founder, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of the XDB Foundation.  “I am excited to see the launch of the XDB Foundation and to be joining the DigitalBits ecosystem in this new capacity,” says Gord. “In the coming weeks, the XDB Foundation will share additional updates regarding its key initiatives.  Over the past 2 years, we have seen DigitalBits achieve various milestones and with this next chapter I’m excited to see the XDB Foundation contribute as the new project lead supporting education, research and development, and ecosystem growth and adoption.”

Michael Gord’s first initiatives within blockchain started with establishing the McGill Students’ Cryptocurrency Club, McGill Students’ Fintech Association, Bitcoin Canada and providing leadership on the global expansion of the Blockchain Education Network.  Notably, he is also a key contributor to the Kerala Blockchain Academy, one of the largest innovation hubs for blockchain technology worldwide. 

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