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  • DigitalBTC boss defends bitcoin amid half-year losses

    zdnet.com 02 Mar '15, 5am

    Australian bitcoin company digitalBTC, which trades on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as Digital CC Limited, has reported an underlying net loss after tax of $2.3 million for the half year ending December 2014, according to its first-half financial results published on Monda...

  • Eftpos machines accepting bitcoin with CoinJar's Swipe card

    zdnet.com 27 Feb '15, 12am

    CoinJar has announced the general release of CoinJar Swipe, an Eftpos card that allows people to use their bitcoins to make purchases at any Australian store with an Eftpos terminal. CoinJar Swipe cardholders will have instant access to their bitcoins, and will no longer have to wait ...

  • Singapore 2015 budget retains focus on SMBs, innovation

    zdnet.com 24 Feb '15, 4pm

    The Singapore government has renewed its focus on small and midsize businesses (SMBs), offering more financial to help drive initiatives in innovation and research development, as well as skills upgrading among employees. The country's 2015 budget features various grants dedicated to ...

  • Microsoft opens Singapore cybersecurity satellite center

    zdnet.com 16 Feb '15, 11am

    Microsoft has opened its fifth global Cybercrime Satellite Centre in Singapore to support its cybercrime efforts in Asia-Pacific, which is increasingly a hot target for hackers. The facility is the third in the region where there are similar centers in Beijing and Tokyo, and will lend...

  • CoinJar pegs bitcoin to standard currencies

    zdnet.com 11 Feb '15, 5am

    Australian bitcoin company Coinjar has found a way to allay some of its customers' fears over the fluctuating value of the digital currency, introducing a new hedged accounts offering aimed at locking in the fiat money price of bitcoin. Hedged accounts allow users to peg the price of ...

  • Bitcoin Group pulled up for pre-IPO chatter

    zdnet.com 13 Feb '15, 5am

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned Australian bitcoin trading company Bitcoin Group Limited away from making public statements concerning its proposed initial public offering (IPO) until after lodging a prospectus. ASIC released a statement on Frida...

  • New IoT research facility opens in Singapore

    zdnet.com 27 Jan '15, 7am

    Greenwave Systems has opened a research and development (R&D) center in Singapore, where it also plans to expand its current headcount by 50 percent. The Internet of Things (IoT) software and services provider said it was aiming to increase its current local employee base of 80 to 120...

  • New government agency to oversee Singapore's cybersecurity operations

    zdnet.com 27 Jan '15, 10am

    The Singapore government has established a new agency to oversee the country's cybersecurity operations and take charge of future developments in this area. Scheduled to be operational from April 1, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) will come under the purview of the Prime Minister's Of...

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