17 Apr '15, 9am

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Amid a challenging regulatory environment, Australia’s biggest telecoms operator Telstra has indicated it is considering Bitcoin as a future payment method. Head of the company’s digital operations Monty Hamilton made the comments at a global technology conference in Texas in March, Herald Sun reports . Telstra, he said, is keen to keep in touch with consumer trends with the company having integrated PayPal for payment in 2013. “If we see demand from customers these are things we will actively consider,” he stated, adding that “The scale of our customer base is representative of society — we see trends so much earlier.” While Australia has taken steps to leave cryptocurrencies unsupported at state level, most recently in central bank comments stating that they “do not raise any significant concerns with respect to competition, efficiency or risk to the financial system,” i...

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