Australia invests $700,000 for Blockchain Research

Australian government has injected AUD $700,000 (approx. $520,000) from its federal budget to its Digital Transformation Agency to study blockchain applications
09 May 2018   691

Determined as a part of its 2018-19 federal budget, the government will use the means from the Agency’s existing resources over the next four years. Started in 2015 in the framework of the Australian Government’s wider digitization agenda, the Agency was founded in order to involve governmental institutions and help them undergo digital transformation.

We now have wide-ranging responsibilities to help lead transformation across government and have central oversight of the government’s ICT agenda.
Digital Transformation Agency, Australia

The budgeting corresponds to a marked recommendation by the chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization – Australia’s federal scientific research organization – who in middle of 2017 claimed the country “can’t afford” to repeat the world in accepting the decentralized technology. 

The pace of change we are experiencing as a nation is exponential and we can’t afford to be followers in the adoption of [an] emerging technology like Blockchain.
Adrian Turner, 
Chief, CISRO

The Australian government in September issued a consultation paper as a part of its Digital Economy Initiative and estimated blockchain as an ‘emerging technology’ that could ‘support innovation and productivity right across the economy.” The same month, Melbourne-based RMIT, a public research university, instituted a research center to study the ‘social science’ of blockchain technology after suggesting the decentralized tech to be “a core infrastructure for the digital economy.” 

Before the turn of the year, the government presented an AUD $8 million grant to Power Ledger,  a blockchain-powered solar energy project.

Diffusion 2019 to Gather Crypto Hackers in Berlin

World most interesting tokenised protocol teams joined forces to create one of the biggest devconf in the world
20 September 2019   103

19th-20th October 2019, Berlin, one of the IT capitals of the world, will gather representatives of blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data industries across the globe. 350 developers are going to test their skills, by hacking with 25m+ lines of open source code. Thousand of prizes awaits the winners.

This two-day event will focus on the practical application of open-source distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, machine learning and programmable tokens, to create a new data layer.


Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The conference will last for two days and is focused on the practical usage of open-source blockchain technology, machine learning, programmable tokens and smart contracts with a goal to create a new data layer. 

If you are not a skilled programmer, you will find what to do, Join panels, chats, workshops. Discuss the latest topics, such as token economics, blockchain for enterprise, AI, deep learning and more. Whether you are a dev, work in IT or tech industry, geek or just interested all that new - this is a place for you. You will be able to discuss things and share knowledge with lead developers, professors, start-upers and CEOs.

Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The event will take place at the Factory Berlin.

Hype.Codes team is happy to report that our journalist is going to the Diffusion 2019 too! Anton will provide you, our dear readers, with the freshest news and announces straight from the Factory.

Also, check out the latest conference's partnership with ETHBerlin.

And now the most interesting thing. You will be able to to take part in a hackathon for free!

Apply for free place at Hackaton now!

Not a coder, but still want to attend an event? 

Get your ticket here!