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DigitalX chief executive Lisa Wade thinks bitcoin will reach $US100,000.

Traders tip bitcoin to hit $US100,000 within five years

Approval of the first bitcoin ETFs is expected to trigger big demand from institutional investors such as superannuation funds.

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  • Joshua Peach
Daniel Roberts the CEO of Iris Energy.

Bitcoin’s ‘moral imperative’ to replace fiat currencies

Bitcoin can fulfil a dual role as both a store of value and money to buy goods and services, The Australian Financial Review’s Crypto Summit heard.

  • Tom Richardson
ASIC chairman Joe Longo at the AFR Crypto Summit in Sydney on Monday

ASIC chairman warns new crypto rules need more time

Corporate regulator Joe Longo calls for patience and investor Mark Carnegie says crypto sector has “nobody to blame but ourselves” for new regulation.

  • James Eyers, Jessica Sier and Jemima Whyte


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Coinbase chairman and chief executive Brian Armstrong joined the summit from New York.

Coinbase boss Brian Armstrong says SEC lawsuit ‘unhelpful’

The boss of the world’s only listed crypto exchange says his legal fight with US regulators is an unhelpful way to regulate a new industry.

  • Jessica Sier
Crypto investor Mark Carnegie said utopian goals were overrun by “a lot of really, really scummy Ponzi schemes”.

Crypto industry must ‘suffer’ for consorting with criminals

Mark Carnegie says cryptocurrency players must pay penance after making “common cause with criminals and scumbags”.

  • Mark Di Stefano
Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones will announce a regulation plan for crypto exchanges at the AFR Crypto Summit on Monday morning.

Crypto exchanges to be regulated under bolstered licence regime

Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones will detail the government’s crypto regulation plans at The Australian Financial Review Crypto Summit on Monday.

  • James Eyers, Jessica Sier and Tom Richardson
A crypto asset manager has warned of the “billion dollar ticking time bomb” around SMSF investing in digital assets.

‘Billion dollar ticking bomb’ for SMSFs buying bitcoin

Crypto’s explosion in popularity has seen SMSF investors buy Bitcoin and Ethereum but some exchanges do not give investors formal custody.

  • Mark Di Stefano
Matthew Dellavedova is settling back into life in Australia, after signing a two-year deal with Melbourne United to play in the NBL.

How sharemarket bets took this NBA champion from basketball to bitcoin

Sports champion and Young Rich Lister Matthew Dellavedova is investing his wealth in tech start-ups and crypto as he worries about central banks printing money.

  • Tom Richardson
Bitcoin is often labelled “digital gold” but professionals say the two asset classes serve different purposes.

The bitcoin v gold tussle is just gearing up

Bitcoin has thumped gold’s returns over the past 14 years, but the jury is still out on which is a better inflation hedge.

  • Tom Richardson
Michael Lewis in May at Miami’s Bitcoin 2023 conference, which is touted by organisers as “the biggest annual celebration of bitcoin in the world”.

Did Michael Lewis get sucked in by Sam Bankman-Fried?

The bestselling financial author met the cryptocurrency boss at the apex of his wealth and influence. The pair may have become far too close.

  • James Ledbetter
Grok Ventures CEO Jeremy Kwong-Law hopes to turn the cable shortage into an opportunity.

Cannon-Brookes’ Sun Cable in manufacturing bid to solve cable shortage

The billionaire’s Grok Ventures, which bought Sun Cable out of administration, is facing a five- to eight-year wait for cables, CEO Jeremy Kwong-Law said.

  • Ben Potter
Energy Minister Chris Bowen says the Coalition is acting dishonestly by suggesting nuclear power could be cheaper than renewables .

Show us nuclear costs, Chris Bowen tells Peter Dutton

The Energy Minister has called the opposition dishonest for suggesting that nuclear power could be cheaper than renewables.

  • Jenny Wiggins
Resources Minister Madeleine King says the critical minerals list will be redefined.

Australia’s critical minerals list set for a major rethink

Coking coal and iron ore could be added to Australia’s critical minerals list under a definitional change hinted at by Resources Minister Madeleine King that bucks the global trend.

  • Peter Ker
North Asian buyers underpin Australia’s gas industry

In a world of turmoil, Labor reassures that gas exports are a priority

Resources Minister Madeleine King says the needs of trusted partners like Japan and Korea will be central to Labor’s gas strategy.

  • Peter Ker and Mark Ludlow
Fred Schebesta, founder comparison website Finder.

Fred Schebesta’s Finder claims its crypto product wasn’t money

Its lawyers laid out why the comparison website wasn’t beholden to existing regulations when it issued its now-defunct crypto product.

  • Jessica Sier
The energy transition is faltering.

The energy transition is gridlocked, regulators have no answers

It’s crunch time for the switch to renewables and regulators are pleading with business to invest more and quickly. But progress is stalling.

  • Jennifer Hewett
Energy produced by solar panels on 3.5 million Australian households is equivalent to four Snowy Hydros, but not enough is being done to capitalise on it.

How 3.5m households could be ‘unsung heroes’ on road to net zero

Energy produced by solar panels on Australian households is equivalent to four Snowy Hydros, but not enough is being done to capitalise on it.

  • Ben Potter
Fortescue’s Mark Hutchinson says the green hydrogen market will develop over time.

Fortescue keeps faith in its green hydrogen unicorn hunt

Peter Coleman says buyers willing to sign up for 10-year green hydrogen contracts are like unicorns. But Fortescue’s Mark Hutchinson insists they are out there. 

  • James Thomson

Why BHP is against ‘sugar hit’ subsidies for critical minerals

BHP boss Mike Henry says governments will stoke investment more sustainably through policy reform than by handing out subsidies that distort markets.

  • Peter Ker

Crypto FTX co-founder admits ‘we did it’

Gary Wang, co-founder of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has told a court that he and Sam Bankman-Fried committed wire and securities fraud.

  • Matthew Cranston
A courtroom sketch of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried at the defence table.

Gaunt, shorn and bankrupt: fallen SBF appears in court

The former crypto mogul who once rubbed shoulders with celebrities and political leaders looked thin and was flanked by lawyers as his six-week trial began.

  • Matthew Cranston


ASIC chairman Joe Longo.

ASIC to target boards, execs for cyber failures

The corporate regulator has put Australian business on notice that it will begin seeking punishments for hacked companies that hadn’t put sufficient protections in place.

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  • Paul Smith and Ronald Mizen
AI threats to cybersecurity will be coming at Australia like a freight train, says Air Marshal Darren Goldie, National Cybersecurity Coordinator

How cyber criminals use ChatGPT to make better scams

AI is helping criminals compose phishing emails and could be weaponised for much worse cyber crime. But it will also help to detect threats and create defences.

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  • John Davidson