Blockchain Centre – John and Karen

Source:Hall and Wilcox
26th Aug 2018

Special Counsel John Bassilios with Blockchain Centre General Manager Karen Cohen after our recent demystifying #blockchain event co-hosted with Stone & Chalk and Accenture. Watch the video for Karen’s top tips for startups and why women in blockchain need to step forward and speak up…….. View the Full Video


Blockchain Centre Melbourne – Chat with Karen Cohen

The Home for Melbourne Startups

Source: CryptoBabble
Jazz & Barra
24th Aug 2018

Welcome to Blockchain Centre, a state of the art coworking and shared office space for startups working in blockchain technology.

We’re a community and knowledge hub for blockchain startups in Australia, with over 4,000 people in our ecosystem. As Australia’s largest community of blockchain technology entrepreneurs, experts, mentors and investors, we can assist you to develop your startup.

Just as the internet has impacted the world to be more open and connected, we believe blockchain technology will bring greater trust and transparency to the world. We’re excited for the future and welcome you to join the Blockchain Centre.

Blockchain network
Get access to a community of over 4,000 people who make up the blockchain ecosystem in Melbourne. Connect with international blockchain hubs and high profile blockchain entrepreneurs, startups and experts from around the world.

Knowledge hub of Australia
Startups need support and guidance to successfully grow their business. Blockchain Centre not only has the most talented blockchain entrepreneurs, we also have a strong business and technology partnerships with organisations such as Microsoft, AWS and IBM.

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CBA leads nutty blockchain experiment

Successful supply-chain trial is only the beginning.

David Braue
07th Aug 2018 12:44 PM

Efforts to bring blockchain into the real world got a significant boost after a Commonwealth Bank-led consortium used the distributed ledger technology to track 17 tonnes of Australian almonds being shipped internationally.

“It’s like the beginning of the Internet in that everyone wants to be on it,” said Karen Cohen, general manager of the Melbourne-based blockchain Centre, a shared working and educational centre that is helping blockchain start-ups find their footing.

The almonds journeyed more than 16,100-kilometres from Sunraysia, Victoria to Hamburg, Germany…………. Read the Full Article


Melbourne Blockchain Centre named state-based branch of ADCA

Source: Cryptocurrency Australia
25th July 2018

The Blockchain Centre in Melbourne has been appointed one of the first state-based branches of the Australian Digital Commerce Association. The not-for-profit knowledge hub for education, community and coworking is focused on blockchain technology.

Karen Cohen is General Manager of the centre. She said: “As the only coworking space in Australia dedicated solely to fostering and sharing knowledge about blockchain technology, we are honoured to be partnering with ADCA and it couldn’t have been a better fit for us………… Read the Full Article


Blockchain Startups in Melbourne: 20 You Can’t Miss

Source: The Martec
Stephanie O’Brien
26th July 2018

Nurturing pioneering blockchain startups is an important task, and one which non-profit Blockchain Centre has graciously taken on. Blockchain Centre offers a state of the art coworking and shared office space designed specifically for startups working in blockchain technology. In addition to co-working, they offer consulting services, an incubator and a variety of events: ……….. Read the Full Article

Huobi Australia CEO Adrian Harrison on SKY NEWS Live

Source: SKY News Live
19th July 2018

Huobi Australia recently launched in Australia and is registered with relevant Australian regulators (i.e., AUSTRAC). For users to start trading, buy or sell cryptocurrency on the exchange, they need to register for an account and pass the registration process…….. View the Full Video


Call for blockchain diversity

Source: The Australian Business Review
17th July 2018

Blockchain is the talk of the town at the moment but unlocking the full potential of the trend will require its devoted fan base to push for greater diversity. Efforts are under way to not only welcome more women into the community, but also instil a multidisciplinary approach to building solutions.

Melbourne-based BlockChain Centre is already a hive of activity in the sector locally and the non-profit co-working space’s general manager Karen Cohen told The Australian it was looking to shift up a gear later this year………. Read the Full Article

Why is Cryptocurrency Karen Cohen S12E18 13

Source: Dollar with Sense
06th July 2018

Karen Cohen explains the Blockchain Centre to MissBlockchain.Tech

Source: Miss BlockchainTech
03rd July 2018

Karen Cohen General Manager of the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne Australia explains their three pillars of education, co-working and events, and how to open up your own Blockchain Centre internationally……… View the Full Video

Basic Blockchain: What is it and what’s its application to business with Anouk Pinchetti

Source: Dollar with Sense
22nd June 2018

Anouk is here to talk to us about what is Blockchain Technology and what is its application to business…….. View the Full Video

Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair Melbourne interview with Karen Cohen and CBNLiveTV

Source: CBNLiveTV
16th June 2018

CBN LIVE #Livestream from the Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair With Karen From Blockchain Centre Melbourne, #bitcoin #blockchain visit: BlockchainCentre.Com.Au……. View the Full Video

Blockchain Technology and the future with Anouk Pinchetti

Source: Dollar with Sense
8th June 2018

Anouk is a Blockchain Technology Educator and Consultant with the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, and today he’s here to talk to us about Blockchain Technology and how it can be applied to business……. View the Full Video

Blockchain Technology and its application to business with Anouk Pinchetti

Source: Dollar with Sense
1st June 2018

Anouk is a Blockchain Technology Educator and Consultant with the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, and today he’s here to talk to us about Blockchain Technology and how it can be applied to business…… View the Full Video

The worlds first blockchain technology hub – Blockchain – Martin Davidson

Source: Dollar with Sense
13th April 2018

Martin Davidson from Blockchain Centre talk to us about the world’s first blockchain technology hub – Blockchain Centre….. View the Full Video


FINNIES 2018: Here are all the finalists for Australia’s fintech industry awards

Source: Business Inside Australia
15th May 2018

FinTech Australia just announced the finalists for the 2018 Finnie awards.

89 companies and individuals were chosen for Australia’s only industry-backed fintech awards, from a record field of more than 200 entries.

“While the entries were all of a very high quality, the finalists showcase the best of Australia’s fintech industry and some amazing individual and company achievements,” said FinTech Australia chair Stuart Stoyan

Excellence in FinTech Support Services – Infrastructure and Investment

Blockchain Centre
● Reinventure Group
● Stone & Chalk
● Tank Stream Labs
● YBF Ventures
……… Read the Full Article


Let’s talk… Startup/Corporate Collaborations

Source: Dynamic Business
2nd May 2018

Karen Cohen, operations manager, Blockchain Centre: “Despite the mismatch in culture, startup and larger organisations rely on each other. Startups are agile in their pursuit of future success – they are not afraid to make mistakes and keep trying new ways of doing things. However, they can always benefit from the large, established investors…….. Read the Full Article


How the CEO of Melbourne’s Blockchain Centre is taking the revolutionary tech mainstream

Source: Business News Australia
2nd May 2018

Though it might seem like blockchain is dominating the conversations you have with tech enthusiasts around you, the game-changing online infrastructure is still in its infancy.

Companies like CoinStop and DigitalX are dominating the Australian scene at the moment, however the first true blockchain ‘unicorn’ is yet to reveal itself……. Read the Full Article


Australian farmers have started to use blockchain to track produce from paddock to plate

Source: Business Insider Australia
11th April 2018, 4:55 PM

BlockGrain, a software solution to automate the sharing of information across all agriculture supply chains, just raised $3.5 million from private investors.

The startup is also launching Australia’s first public token, or initial coin offering, sale in the agriculture industry, looking for $25 million…… Read the Full Article

‘It’s a big opportunity’: Lithuania has a plan to benefit from Brexit

Source: Business Insider Australia
28th February 2018, 5:30 PM

  • Lithuania wants to become a fintech hub.
  • MEP who set up Blockchain Centre says Brexit is “a big opportunity” to attract businesses.
  • Thirty five companies applied to be licensed in Lithuania last year.
  • UK-headquartered startups Revolut and TransferGo have already chosen to set up EU subsidiaries in the Eastern European country.

LONDON – Lithuania is betting that Brexit can help it become a global fintech hub, as the Eastern European country seeks to attract British companies setting up subsidiaries in the EU…. Read the Full Article


10 blockchain startups have made it into Melbourne’s Block Engine incubator program

Source: Business Insider Australia
21st February 2018, 4:04 PM

Revolutionising the supply chain for the construction industry, disrupting healthcare funding and creating a technology-driven retail bank are among the goals of ten startups accepted into the first cohort of Block Engine, Melbourne’s first blockchain incubator program.

Blockchain Centre, a not-for-profit knowledge hub and co-working space for blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, has selected ten from more than 30 applicants to take part in the 10-week program starting this week….. Read the Full Article

Blockchain Centre CEO Martin Davidson interview with Skynews Business

Source: YouTube
15th December 2017

Martin Davidson (CEO of Blockchain Centre) answers to Sky News commentators about the future for Bitcoin trading, blockchain companies and what the Blockchain Centre is doing to grow awareness and the community!…. View the Full Video