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17 Australian Blockchain Startups to Watch Out For

On Mar 18, 2019, Australia’s federal government announced a boost of AU $100,000 and its plan to develop a national blockchain roadmap. Efforts are in the right direction to position Australia as a hub for blockchain technologies – the Australian FinTech landscape will be interesting to observe in 2019. Here is a list of 17 Australia blockchain startups to watch out for:

  1. Sharering was founded in 2018. It is a system designed specifically to share/rent things with others.

  2. Havven was founded in 2017 and has raised $250k in total funding. Havven is a decentralized payment network designed to enable cryptocurrency purchases. The incentive mechanisms deployed by Havven encourage users to provide collateral, and/or use stable tokens to facilitate payments.

  3. ChronoBank was founded in 2016 and has raised $5.4 million in total funding. ChronoBank leverages blockchain technology to provide cryptocurrency wallet and cryptocurrency exchange services to the businesses and individuals. It helps HR, recruitment, and finance industries to transact in crypto.

  4. bron.tech was founded in 2016 and has raised $100k in total funding. bron.tech provides a digital identity platform on the Ethereum blockchain. The company also provides Dapps to cover several industry verticals on top of its digital identity platform.

  5. Paperchain was founded in 2016. Paperchain provides a standardized metadata data layer for the collection, storage, and reporting of metadata & royalties for the music industry using blockchain technology. The platform provides streaming platforms and collection agencies access to a single source of assigning accurate royalties to artists, composers, and publishers based on digital sales.

  6. BlockZero was founded in 2016. It assists companies and governments in understanding blockchain technology as well as developing strategies.

  7. cloudyBoss was founded in 2016. It provides a cloud-based ERP solution to businesses. It leverages blockchain technology and the Internet of Things to provide software.

  8. Natcoin was founded in 2016. The company offers a blockchain-based peer-to-peer exchange platform. It unifies all transactional aspects that are managed by means of fiat money and offers multiple cryptocurrency-related services in one place. It leverages Ethereum Casper (ERC 20) with blockchain technology.

  9. AgriDigital was founded in 2015 and has raised $5.5 million in total funding. AgriDigital provides blockchain-based digital solutions to manage contracts and execute payments in respective quantum and to respective stakeholders across the agri supply chain from farmers to transporters, to storage providers, to wholesalers, and retailers.

  10. Remitt was founded in 2015. It is a FinTech startup that allows transferring money through blockchain without relying on legacy banking systems.

  11. Hashkloud Pty Ltd. was founded in 2015. It is the developer of a cloud-based & blockchain-integrated collaborative platform for escrow payments settlements between buyers and sellers, featuring trigger-driven payments auto-release on delivery with built-in smart contracts and digital signatures.

  12. Full Profile was founded in 2015. Full Profile develops solutions for farmers based on the blockchain. It has developed a transaction settlement platform for farmers.

  13. Horyzon was founded in 2015. It is a work-for-equity exchange built on Ethereum. It is a community of creators and entrepreneurs collaborating to turn an idea into a reality.

  14. Ledger Assets was founded in 2015. It specializes in global verification digital technology utilizing blockchain protocol.

  15. Blockchain Global was founded in 2014 and has raised $4.9M in total funding. Bitcoin Group was rebranded as Blockchain Global in 2016. It is a bitcoin mining operator that assists in securing the 5.54-billion-dollar Bitcoin Blockchain network, as well as operates a portfolio of 6,172 specialized mining machines with an output of 6.2 petahashes. Blockchain Global also provides a consultancy service called Bit Technology, which advices on the utilization of blockchain in the growing list of commercial applications. The company has also developed an incubation hub/fund called Bit Fund, which is predominately focused on aiding via consulting and growing companies that have a focus on commercializing blockchain technology in a growing number of commercial areas. Blockchain Global is listed publicly.

  16. Vennd.io was founded in 2014 and has raised $50k in total funding. Vennd takes the pain and complexity out of developing on the blockchain. With a set of prebuilt capabilities such as crowdfunding-as-a-service, asset management engines, and cross-blockchain transactions available via a set of APIs, developers can spend more time building apps.

  17. Identitii was founded in 2014. Identitii offers a secure information-sharing service, thereby enabling banks to accelerate approvals. Identitii allows banks to move away from customer-level information to detailed information about every transaction.


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