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Blockchain Breakfast wrap-up: why the potential of DLT remains untapped

Daniel Paperny for Fintech Australia

Smart contracts should be focused on integrating real-time payment and delivery mechanisms to realise the full potential of blockchain, according an EY expert told a breakfast held as part of the Intersekt fintech festival.

Speaking at the VIP Blockchain Breakfast hosted by EY and Fintech Australia, EY global innovation leader of blockchain technology Paul Brody said a common misconception with blockchain was that its application was limited to the clearing and settlement of payments and financial transactions such as share trades. Read more

Love data, or know someone who does? Apply for the FUELD accelerator program

Applications close on October 30th for FUELD, Westpac’s data accelerator program.

Eight data-focused teams will form an elite cohort, working through a 12-week mentorship program inside Stone & Chalk Sydney. They will receive $50,000 in investment via a SAFE note, $100,000 in hosting from Amazon Web Services, introductions to potential customers and relevant experts, free access to anonymised, tokenised Westpac Group data, along with negotiated access to other data sources through the Data Republic platform. Read more