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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

Equitise Lists Largest Crowdfund Ever at $10 Million for Booktopia

Australia’s largest online book retailer Booktopia is seeking growth capital and they are raising the funding via an equity crowdfunding offer on Equitise. This is the first time Booktopia is pursuing outside capital. Launched in 2004, Booktotopia is an e-commerce site that sells at least… Read More

New Zealand Whisky Collection Hits NZ$500,000 PledgeMe Goal & Seeks Overfunding

The Oamaru based New Zealand Whisky Collection has surpassed its equity PledgeMe crowdfunding campaign goal of NZ$500,000 last Wednesday from 212 investors. New Zealand Whisky has now extended its equity crowdfunding campaign until 17 December to meet investor demand; just over NZ$565,300 has been secured at this… Read More

Wirecard Expansion: Bring Digital Fintech Platform Services to Australia & New Zealand

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it is bringing its digital fintech platform to Australia and New Zealand. Wirecard reported its platform is now available in New Zealand for e-commerce services and Australia for omnichannel solutions. As part of… Read More

UK’s GoCardless Announces New Zealand Expansion

UK-based payments platform GoCardless announced earlier this week it was launching its GoCardless for Xero in New Zealand. According to GoCardless, the new launch means users can automate payment collections and reconciliation against invoices in New Zealand dollars between GoCardless and Xero. The company wrote… Read More

New Zealand: Snowball Effect Updates on Progress

Kiwi investment crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect has shared their annual update and according to the investment platform – it has been a banner year. Snowball Effect reports that it has raised more capital than any previous year and continues to grow steadily. Snowball Effect believes… Read More

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