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Expert panel divided over best way to achieve diversity in crypto sector

Experts are divided over ways to balance diversity in crypto, with Rupert Colchester of IBM noting that teams should be “built right” from the ground up. While almost everyone agrees the blockchain industry needs to address the under representation of women in the sector, experts remain divided on the best way to achieve it. Should we take an interventionist approach or hope that as blockchain becomes more widespread it will hold more appeal outside of its core demographics? Recent data from trading platform eToro, which has 18 million registered users, suggests women account for just 15% of Bitcoin traders, and…

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Eftpos reveals plans to power Australian smart cities with blockchain tech

Eftpos revealed its plans to use distributed ledger technology to power smart cities and self-driving vehicles during the Australian Blockchain Week conference. Australia’s leading point of sale tech provider Eftpos Australia has revealed ambitious plans to roll out blockchain-powered autonomous vehicles and smart cities in Australia built using Hedera’s Hashgraph. Speaking on April 20 as part of the Australian Blockchain Week, deputy chair of Blockchain Australia and Eftpos’ entrepreneur in residence, Robert Allen, discussed the firms’ intention to use distributed ledger technology for advanced infrastructure, among other applications: “We're going to be looking at smart cities [...] We're going to…

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