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Chain Reaction - 4th September 2023
Perth Meetups, Members in the news and more
Great to get these shots from our amazing event in Perth. This was all about home truths behind the web3 hype and led by Kat Dunn and co over there. Great to see and stay tuned as we run more monthly events over there each month with our partner SpaceCubed. https://twitter.com/AusDeFi/status/1698303029961978043
Make sure to sign up to our Perth Meetup page so you don’t miss out on when the next event is on: https://www.meetup.com/australian-defi-association-perth/
Congrats to Novatti on picking up some wins at the 8th Annual FinTech Awards. More here https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7101699909392756736/
Highlighting this from our Sydney event where Jubi announced that they picked the deprecated work of Syndicate.io and have done this to help save users who would have otherwsie been stuck. The beauty of web3 on display right here https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7099923305410830336/
Great to see members in the news such as NSW cheaper lead Nick Bishop of NotCentralised this time talking Bitcoins recent price jump https://www.afr.com/markets/currencies/bitcoin-jumps-as-court-ruling-may-unlock-billions-20230830-p5e0jw
We also had an awesome podcast on display with Brenda Saveluc of BlackGold Legal joining the show
And now for a message from Stables
It’s been a huge few of weeks for us over at Stables!
We’re pumped to have launched our Apple Pay integration (Google Pay coming soon), making it easier than ever to spend your stablecoins via our Stables Mastercard. You can now spend and send your stablecoins, and swap AUD for USDC or USDT all from the Stables app.
We also attended a handful of industry events, including Aus DeFi’s Melbourne and Sydney meetups, an evening with Blockchain Australia in Sydney, as well as a great event with UpsideDAO in Melbourne.
If you haven’t already downloaded our app, you can try it out here. We’re adding new features every week, and always love to hear any feedback you might have!
More in the News
Great coverage here from CoinTelegraph on the Web3 & AI hackathon from a few weeks ago https://cointelegraph.com/press-releases/melbournes-ai-and-web3-hackfest-defies-perceived-drop-in-australian-innovation
Great to see Steve Vallas of Blockchain APAC continuing to push the message and need for regulatory clarity, this time in NY https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stevevallas_an-inspiring-few-days-spent-amongst-industry-ugcPost-7103136715598417920-ZOWd?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android
Hashkey Capital is going to significantly invest in altcoins according to this report from CoinDesk https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/09/01/hashkey-capitals-100m-digital-asset-fund-to-invest-significantly-in-altcoins-reuters/
Ever wondered why folks talk about USDT as something to worry about (yet its the biggest stablecoin)? The Defiant talk to Tethers CTO here but it does not seem like we get the answers we’re looking for here
We’ll leave on a positive note covering all things Greyscale and the SEC ruling and other web3 news is this episode of Bankless with our very own Anthony Sassano
Tune in next week for another episode of Chain Reaction
About Aus DeFi Association
The Australian DeFi Association (Aus DeFi) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to increasing education and awareness of blockchain technology, specifically decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3-based projects. Their goal is to empower the Australian community with the knowledge and tools to participate in the decentralized economy, and to promote the adoption and growth of blockchain technology in Australia. They strive to provide a more grassroots approach to promoting blockchain technology compared to other industry-focused organizations in Australia, and to provide a platform for community members to learn about and engage with this emerging technology.
You can watch our recorded meetups and interviews here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ausdefiassociation3956/videos
We also thank all of our sponsors who help us run and organise and keep this association going. We could not do it without them so check out their details here