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Australian Regulators Sue Facebook Over Crypto Scam Ads

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing Meta – previously known as Facebook – over a series of crypto scam advertisements that used the likenesses or images of famous individuals to allegedly promote certain products and suck traders in. Australia Files Suit Against Facebook One of the ads featured Australian public figures like Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and businessman Dick Smith. Both have tried filing separate cases or pressing charges...

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Australia’s Largest Bank Looking to Offer Additional Crypto Services

Sophie Gilder – Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) – revealed that the financial institution could start offering more cryptocurrency services to clients. She further disclosed that the organization seeks to double the size of its blockchain team in the months to come. ‘Crypto is Here to Stay’ Australia has been gradually expanding its presence in the cryptocurrency universe in recent months. At the end of 2021, the nation’s biggest...

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FTX Expands its Global Presence With an Australian Branch

The cryptocurrency exchange – FTX – has established an Australian branch called FTX Australia Pty Ltd. The Aussie arm of the trading venue will offer OTC digital asset products and services, as well as derivatives. FTX Sets up a Division in Australia According to a recent press release, the new subsidiary of the exchange will be headquartered in Australia’s financial heart – Sydney. FTX Australia received regulatory approval from the local watchdogs and will offer numerous...

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Facebook Facing Criminal Charge Over Crypto Scam

As if Facebook didn’t already have enough on its plate. After seeing its cryptocurrency dreams come to a sudden end, the social media giant is now facing a massive lawsuit from Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest, who claims that the company did nothing to prevent a crypto scam featuring his likeness from affecting users. Facebook Isn’t Doing So Well Australia is working hard to remove any safe harbor protections that currently apply to social media companies....

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CryptoCom Becomes Financial Backer of the Australian Football League and the AFLW

The digital asset platform CryptoCom inked a five-year collaboration with the AFL to become a financial backer of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season and the NAB AFL Women’s championship. The trading venue will also feature as the exclusive naming rights partner of the tournaments and the Final Series matches. CryptoCom Expands in Australia According to a document seen by CryptoPotato, the AFL became the first Australian sports league to partner with CryptoCom. At the same...

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Singapore Urges Local Crypto Companies to Refrain From Promoting Digital Assets: Report

The city-state’s central bank – the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – reportedly issued guidelines that limit crypto trading service providers from promoting such assets. The financial institution believes dealing with digital assets is highly risky and unsuitable for every investor. In addition, Australia’s top financial watchdog – the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) – advised locals to restrain from investing retirement savings into bitcoin and...

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Australian Open Joins the Metaverse by Partnering with Decentraland

One of the world’s biggest tennis tournaments – the Australian Open (AO) – is entering both the NFT and Metaverse side of the cryptocurrency industry. This year’s championship will also be held in Decentraland — a leading virtual reality platform. At the same time, fans will be able to participate further by buying non-fungible tokens linked to live match data. AO Dives into the Metaverse As Omicron cases in Australia surge, the organizers of the Australian Open decided to...

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Jane Hume: Crypto Is NOT Going to Disappear

Financial services minister Jane Hume believes that governments around the world are wrong to be worried about cryptocurrencies. She says that cryptocurrency is “not a fad,” but rather a valid financial tool that can play many parts in the future of the global economy. Jane Hume Is Confident in Crypto At a summit review in Australia just over a week ago, Hume said that cryptocurrency wasn’t likely to disappear “anytime soon.” She offered the following message to...

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Bitcoin Is Not a Fad, Says Australia’s Financial Service Minister

The Australian Finance Services Minister – Jane Hume – publically backed up digital assets by saying they are not just a temporary trend. Additionally, she opined that decentralized finance (DeFi) presents “incredible opportunities” for Australia. ‘We Need to Acknowledge This Is Not a Fad’ Jane Hume – an Australian minister and senator – fired back at Tony Richards (Head of Payment at the Reserve Bank of Australia), who recently described cryptocurrencies as “faddish.” On top...

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Australia’s Central Bank Refutes Popular Dogecoin Ownership Surveys

According to Tony Richards – Head of payments policy at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBI) – the assumption that 5% of the local population are Dogecoin owners is exaggerated. He also does not think that cryptocurrencies present a threat to the Australian dollar or the country’s financial network. Crypto Investors in Australia Are Not That Many The results of a recent survey revealed that one in every six Aussies is a cryptocurrency holder. Taking a closer look at the...

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