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A Blockchain solution for Marketplace Lending, it’s from Sydney

Blockchain continues to generate a huge amount of interest and hype within the global capital markets, and now we see something tailored for marketplace and alternative lending coming from Sydney. The use of blockchain (distributed ledgers) provides a new approach for data management and transparency, which will become a solution to many of the inefficiencies

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Bitcoin Trading on the ASX?

Really Bitcoin trading on the ASX, you ask?  I am referring to the proposed new listing of a Melbourne based team called Bitcoin Group. This proposed listing caught my eye earlier in the week after reading in the SMH http://goo.gl/NZGf1j that the company is looking to list on the ASX in November hoping to raise

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A real bank alternative – SocietyOne

In August 2011, Matt and Greg Symons (no relation) co-founded Australia’s only currently active P2P lender, SocietyOne http://www.societyone.com.au. Whilst working in San Francisco, where two of the large online P2P marketplaces in the US are headquartered, Matt was exposed to P2P for the first time . He returned to Australia in 2010 and was introduced

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Get Ready Australia for RateSetter

RateSetter is one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders based in the UK. They have now arrived in Australia and have been building out their P2P business model with a plan to be opening shortly. The Australian team, is headed by Daniel Foggo, a former banker with Barclays Capital and Rothschild in Sydney and London

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