Australian funds simplify investments using blockchain

A venture capital fund will implement the blockchain technology
28 November 2017   500

A new Australian fund Apollo Capital is planning to concentrate on blockchain and cryptocurrency and spend $30 million for that purpose. It’s the first Australian foundation, which operates with digital money. Only people with more than 50000 australian dollars on their accounts have an opportunity to invest in the fund.

Domenic Carosa, one of the fathers of the organization (the other is Holger Arians), believes that such kind of funds is a product of its time. The establishment is indispensable for development and prosperity of blockchain technology.

But Apollo Capital is not the only fund, which deals with cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology in Australia. Managers of the NEM.io blockchain development fund are planning to invest $14 million for extension of cryptocurrency usage in the nation state. They also want to implement their own XEM blockchain platform for easier adoption of the technology.

At the same time many venture capital funds in Australia are sceptical about cryptocurrency and not ready to use the blockchain right now.

 

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.