BlockchainNZ News

Welcome to Blockchain 2024! | February Newsletter

Kia ora, It’s been a busy start to the year over here at BlockchainNZ and we hope it’s a sign that it will be a bullish year for our industry!  Recently, we welcomed Steve Vallas and Richelle Cox from Blockchain APAC, alongside notable blockchain figures including Ripple’s Nicole Waaka and Rahul Advani, Jack Deeb (Pier Two), David Kowalski (CryptoTaxCalculator), and Gary Howells (CoinSpot), to explore New Zealand’s blockchain … Continue reading "Welcome to Blockchain 2024! | February Newsletter"

BlockchainNZ Awards highlights

After a great year at BlockchainNZ, we’ve ended it with a bang with our first BlockchainNZ Awards at the Callaghan Innovation offices on 6 December. It was a sold-out event, and it warms my heart to see so many people excited to turn up and celebrate our industry’s accomplishments.  The awards was a significant milestone … Continue reading "BlockchainNZ Awards highlights"

Ensuring innovation thrives | November Newsletter

Kia ora,  The intersection of traditional banking systems and the continuously growing world of cryptocurrencies and digital assets presents both challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s economy. Following the recent report on debanking published by Web3NZ, BlockchainNZ and Web3NZ hosted a workshop with key stakeholders from the banking, legal and government sectors. The discussions within the workshop focused … Continue reading "Ensuring innovation thrives | November Newsletter"

Redefining New Zealand’s approach to digital assets and blockchain technology | October Newsletter

Last month, the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee released their long-awaited report on the inquiry into the current and future nature, impact, and risks of cryptocurrencies. The report contained 22 recommendations set out by our very own Jeremy Muir and Alex Sims and aimed to redefine New Zealand’s approach to digital assets and blockchain technology. The recommendations advocate for a … Continue reading "Redefining New Zealand’s approach to digital assets and blockchain technology | October Newsletter"

Enhancing NZ’s global presence as a blockchain and Web3 hub

Kia ora, Last month’s attendance at the Blockchain APAC Digital Asset Conference in Sydney was more than a series of discussions and connections; it was an enlightening journey that has reshaped our perspective on the opportunities available to us within the Web3 ecosystem in New Zealand. The conference kicked off with engaging discussions on resource … Continue reading "Enhancing NZ’s global presence as a blockchain and Web3 hub"

Security challenges facing blockchain

Kia ora, The fascinating world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies is always in flux, and with these shifts come some unique challenges, especially on the security front. Last week, we had the pleasure to host an event at the beautiful Lane Neave offices to hear about the current blockchain market and the security risks with Chainalysis. Mike Meisels from Chainalysis gave … Continue reading "Security challenges facing blockchain"

Highlights from Techweek23

What an exciting Techweek it’s been so far! On Monday, I joined my wonderful colleagues at NZTech at our launch event at Google, ‘Digital Nation 2023: Shaping our tomorrow, today’. We discussed the current state of New Zealand’s digital transformation and explored all the challenges and opportunities for the future. I was lucky enough to speak to … Continue reading "Highlights from Techweek23"