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Ensuring the sustainable growth and maturity of our industry

BlockchainNZ recognises that recent events affecting a number of offshore cryptocurrency-related businesses are leading to our members in Aotearoa New Zealand facing many questions regarding their own business models, practices and ethics. Some members may also be (or have been) customers of these offshore businesses.
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IoT tech allowing a more sustainable NZ

Simple, uncomplicated pieces of technology, connected together via the internet is creating a vast Internet of Things across Aotearoa that will help Kiwis respond better to climate challenges and improve business productivity.
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BlockchainNZ: Our Journey in 2022 and what’s next

Last month we held the BlockchainNZ Annual Meeting, where myself, and our Council Chair, Bryan Ventura, presented on the progress we’ve made over the last 12 months, what our strategic vision and core activities will be in 2023, and introduced our new council members. 
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BlockchainNZ – Easy Crypto sponsorship announcement

BlockchainNZ is delighted to announce Easy Crypto as the inaugural sponsor of the BlockchainNZ podcast!  The podcast was co-founded by BlockchainNZ council members, Jeff Nijsse and Bryan Ventura, in mid-2022, to early success.  Podcast episodes are hosted by Jeff Nijsse, and available to listen here.  Easy Crypto has been an active member of BlockchainNZ for … Continue reading "BlockchainNZ – Easy Crypto sponsorship announcement"
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Latest News: ‘The merge’ – no small feat

This past Thursday there was a noteworthy event in the crypto space. The Ethereum main chain was upgraded from a proof-of-work consensus algorithm to a proof-of-stake one. Like a train switching from an old well-worn track to a shiny new one, it went seamlessly, which is a big win for Ethereum, but also for open source developers who had been planning the transition for the past seven years.
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BlockchainNZ Pod E04 with Jit Maharaj

Jit Maharaj is a former commercial pilot turned crypto co-founder of Pay it Now, a payments network that uses a custom layer 2 built on the Binance smart chain (now BNB) that makes it easy for merchants and businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments. Jit is also a long time web developer, an Ethereum miner, and a Solana critic. In this conversation we talk about: payments networks and providers, building on the Binance smart chain, customer rewards programs and creating a token, regulation in the crypto space in New Zealand, $20k bitcoin, and being a pilot.