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Is crypto back? Bitcoin surges as BlackRock weighs into the sector

BlackRock’s plan to embrace bitcoin has helped the digital currency surge over the second half

Crypto City guide to Sydney: More than just a ‘token’ bridge

“There’s a lot of innovation that’s coming out of this town — much more than

Digital Economy

Mr FLETCHER (Bradfield—Manager of Opposition Business) (16:39): The Australian economy has experienced significant digital transformation over

Staked ETH Withdrawals Were Activated in Major Upgrade

Ethereum’s Shapella upgrade is live, allowing stakers to withdraw ETH for first time in 28

HBAR Weekly Update-Smart Contract Exploit Causes Hedera to Take Drastic Measures, Aussie CBDC & More

Is there a Silvergate Bank run? Plus Australian CBDC Pilot Program & Cryptocurrency’s role in aiding earthquake victims

In this episode, guest host Mark Monfort joins Trace and Craig to discuss the latest

The Sydney bar where crypto is currency, but the cocktails are real

Australia’s first NFT membership-only bar has opened in Circular Quay. CryptoLulu is a private club

Local FinTechs to lead RBA digital currency pilots

Local FinTechs and two of the Big Four banks have been invited by the Reserve Bank

Commbank, ANZ Join RBA To Test 14 Use Cases of a Digital Australian Dollar

RBA pilot: Two of Australia’s largest banks, Commonwealth Bank (CBA) and ANZ, have joined the

RBA to pilot 14 use cases for a digital $A

ANZ and Commonwealth Bank are among 14 banks, fintechs and payments companies that will explore

Nifty News: PROOF cancels NFT conference, Bitcoin meme creator cashes in $150K and more

The conference known as “Proof of Conference,” slated to run in May, has been canceled

The Chainsaw Weekly Wrap: Unraveling The Past 7 Days In Web3

The Chainsaw Weekly Wrap: Another crazy week in the world of Web3. Here’s everything that

The SEC Wants to Crack Down on ‘Staking’: What Does This Mean for Crypto?

Last Friday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered crypto exchange Kraken to pay

Decentralised Blockchain Tech is Rewriting the Rules of the Economy

Listen here: Get ready to revolutionise your understanding of decentralised finance!    Join us

Australian Government Throws Its Digital Hat in the Ring With eAUD Pilot Program

CANVAS and NotCentralised were among the firms chosen by Australian regulators to trial central bank

Before You Ape In, Let’s Learn About Decentralised Finance Infrastructure

The infrastructure that makes decentralised finance (DeFi) work remains mysterious to many. Hint: it’s about

Is The Crypto Bull Market Back?

After a more than a year of tanking crypto prices, the first two weeks of

DeCential’s 2022 Year-End Web3 Rewind

A look back at 2022 in the words of some of the best builders and

Australian Fledgling Web3 Industry Set For Massive Boost Amidst Global Crypto Chaos

Australian Web3: Australia’s largest innovation community, Stone & Chalk, has just announced the launch of

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Mark drives innovation with his deep understanding of AI, blockchain, and data technologies. His experience spans over 15 years of contributions to finance, technology, and operational strategy across Australia, Europe, and North America.

In 2021, he transitioned from Head of Data and Technology at a leading Australian accounting firm to startups. Prior to this, he worked in equity and macroeconomic research in the capital markets space.

Mark brings a passion for data and insights to NotCentralised. His understanding of AI and blockchain technology is central to the development of workplace productivity and financial system modernisation products, including SIKE and Layer-C. Mark’s dynamic and solutions-focused methods enable the navigation of complex technological landscapes and new market potentials.

Mark holds an Executive Master’s and a Bachelor of Commerce. He led the creation of the Australian DeFi Association and serves on the advisory board for the Data Science and AI Association of Australia. His commitment to such communities demonstrates his enthusiasm for emerging technologies and vision of positive change through technology adoption.


Nick spearheads product strategy and institutional business development, leveraging a rich background spanning 23 years in capital markets and financial services across the UK, the US, and APAC.

In 2020, Nick transitioned into startups, bringing extensive experience in asset management and corporate advisory from roles including Director, Head of Australian Fixed Income at Abrdn and Managing Director, Head of Corporate Credit at Gresham Partners. His expertise extends to client management across the government and private sectors.

With a First Class degree in Law and Criminology and Chartered Financial Analyst experience since 2002, Nick is known for his energetic and creative approach, quickly appraising business models and identifying market opportunities.

Beyond his role at NotCentralised, Nick actively contributes to multiple startups and SMEs, holding various Board and advisory positions and applying his institutional expertise to early-stage ventures. Nick is fascinated by emerging technologies with significant societal impact and loves to immerse himself in nature.


Arturo leads product development and software engineering, applying over two decades of experience in technology, capital markets, and data science. With his years of programming expertise, Arturo smoothly transitioned into blockchain, AI, and machine learning.

Arturo has built and sold technology startups across Europe, following quant derivatives roles in global investment banks. His prior experience includes data projects for the NHS in the UK, Strategic Technology Advisor at Land Insight, and Senior Advisor to OpenInsight, where he built predictive models for vessel usage in commodity markets.

A mathematics and statistics graduate from Stockholm University, Arturo’s early grounding in logic problems and data manipulation techniques is evident in his practical applications. His work building equity derivative pricing models for Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland showcased Arturo’s highly specialised skillset.

Arturo relocated from London to Australia in 2020. Beyond NotCentralised, his passion for technology and industry involvement extends to the Australian DeFi Association, which he co-founded, and regular contributions to the Data Science and AI Association.