Tagged: new zealand

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise Launches Debit Mastercard in Australia & New Zealand

Fintech Unicorn and stealth bank Transferwise announced on Wednesday it is launching its debit Mastercard services in Australia and New Zealand.  Transferwise reported that its Platinum debit Mastercard has helped more than 250,000 in the UK, the U.S., and Europe avoid hidden bank fees when… Read More

In New Zealand, You Can Pay Employees in Cryptocurrency

New Zealand appears to be the first country to officially approve paying employees in crypto. According to a Tax Bulletin published by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, the New Zealand tax authority, crypto-assets may be used in remuneration as long as it adheres to certain… Read More

Prospa Establish NZ Warehouse Facility, Shares Rise on ASX

Online lender Prospa Group Limited (ASX: PGL) has established its first warehouse facility specifically to fund New Zealand small business loans. According to a note from Prospa, the 3-year facility has an initial capacity of NZ $45 million. Prospa currently provides access to capital in… Read More

Auckland-based Brewer, Behemoth Brewing Company, Seeks $3.5 Million

Auckland-based craft brewer, Behemoth Brewing Company, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. Behemoth Brewing Company currently exports to 11 countries and is seeking growth capital. The company seeks to raise a combined total of $3.5 million through the equity offer with $2 million… Read More

Failed Cryptopia Exchange Granted Order Preserving Access to Customer Data

A court in the Southern District of New York has granted provisional relief to defunct New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia as it attempts to maintain access to customers’ trading balance data managed by an Arizona firm claiming the exchange owes it $2 million USD. Cryptopia… Read More

Founder of Cryptopia, New Zealand Crypto Exchange Felled by Hackers, Readying New Exchange

Adam Clark, a self-taught programmer who founded the now liquidating “decentralized” cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, already has a new exchange in the works, Decrypt Media has found. Clark’s LinkedIn profile lists him as “Platform Architect / Lead Developer at Assetylene.co,” a company in September of last year… Read More

Shuttered Cryptopia Exchange Says it Cannot Guarantee Return of “Crypto Assets” or Fiat Balances to Customers

Liquidating New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia has announced that it has halted trading and frozen customer assets and balances, “In order to… get an accurate picture of the current situation.” Accordingly, no withdrawals of fiat or crypto will be permitted by the exchange until, “…an… Read More

Hacked New Zealand Crypto Exchange, Cryptopia, Halts Trading, Goes into Liquidation

Cryptopia, a New Zealand-based cryptocurrency trading platform that, in February, watched helplessly for days as hackers drained an estimated $16 million USD in cryptocurrency tokens from exchange coffers, has gone into liquidation. According to business advisory firm Grant Thornton New Zealand, which is overseeing the liquidation:… Read More

Global Payments Tech Provider WorldPay Announces Australasian Expansion

Global payment technology provider Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY) announced on Wednesday it is set to expand its services into Australasian later this year, thanks to two major investments. The first step is to open two sales offices in Australia and the second is the expansion of its… Read More

Online Lender Spotcap Appoints New MD for Australia and New Zealand

Online lender Spotcap has selected Simon Keast as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. According to a release, Keast joins the Fintech having held a number of senior roles across the banking and insurance industry, including Head of Small Business Designs and Solutions at… Read More

New Zealand Mosque Shooter’s Manifesto Highlights Uncomfortable Links Between Crypto and the Far Right

The man accused of killing 50 people at a New Zealand mosque and hospitalizing dozens more, including a 2-year-old child, claims in his lengthy “manifesto” that he made money from Bitconnect, a now-collapsed cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that ripped off participants for billions of dollars. In… Read More

Online Lender Prospa Has Surpassed $1 Billion in Originations

Online lender Prospa has reported that loan originations have surpassed $1 billion. Prospa has now delivered the loans to over 19,000 Australian and New Zealand small businesses. The Fintech has also shared its top-level financial numbers. For the year ended 31 December, 2018 loan originations… Read More

Collett’s Corner: Community-Minded Real Estate Crowdfunding on NZ’s PledgeMe

Lyttelton, New Zealand based company, Collett’s Corner, has secured its NZ$300,000 minimum goal during its PledgeMe equity crowdfunding campaign.  At this writing, over NZ$355,700 has been raised by more than 190 investors for the community-minded property development. The campaign aims to raise NZ$2 million for 80%… Read More

Hacktopia: Report Indicates Cryptopia May Re-Open as High Tech Crime Group Gives Permission

Hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopioa has been given a green light to re-open its platform, according to a report in The New Zealand Herald. Authorities of the local Police’s High Tech Crime Group are quoted on the permission. Detective Inspector Greg Murton stated: “We have finished the… Read More

Globex Signs Agreement with First Growth Funds to Power Compliant Security Tokens in Australia and New Zealand

GlobexUS Holdings, parent of Horizon Globex US, has inked an agreement with First Growth Funds Limited (ASX:FGF) to power regulatory compliant security tokens in both Australia and New Zealand. First Growth Funds trades on the Australian Stock Exchange and is a micro-cap with a market… Read More

New Zealand Police Say They’re Making “Excellent Progress” Investigating Hack on Cryptopia Exchange; Experts Question Those Claims

Police in New Zealand have issued a press release stating their investigation of a prolonged hack on the Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange, “is progressing well and advancing on several fronts.” But according to online publication Stuff, Auckland University associate professor of commercial law, Alex Sims, has contradicted those… Read More

Prolonged Hack on New Zealand Cryptopia Exchange Continues

Researchers at blockchain forensics firm Elementus who extensively documented the days- long, $16 million USD hack against New Zealand-based crypto exchange Cryptopia two weeks ago now claim that the same hacker has struck again at Cryptopia. According to Elementus, “Though Cryptopia remains silent…” about the… Read More

Analysts Claim Cryptopia Exchange Watched Powerless for Days as Hackers “Drained” $16 Million from Crypto Hot Wallets

Blockchain data analysis firm Elementus has published stunning claims regarding last week’s hack on the New Zealand Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange. Little information regarding the scope or nature of the attack has so far been issued by Cryptopia itself or New Zealand police. Two days ago,… Read More

Police Confirm Amount Hacked from New Zealand Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia “Significant,” Investigation Continues

New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia went dark this week after “suffer(ing) a security breach which resulted in significant losses,” on Monday: The exchange is still offline this morning and all trading suspended pending “maintenance.” New Zealand Police issued a press release today regarding the hack stating… Read More

Xero Milestone: 1 Million Australia & New Zealand Users Sign Up

Xero (ASX: XRO), a global small business platform, announced last week it surpassed one million subscribers across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). According to Xero, this milestone marks its platform as being the regional leader in the uptake of cloud accounting technology. Speaking about the… Read More

Send this to a friend