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Roll your eyes all you want, but bitcoin is here to stay with CoinJar launching Australia’s first bitcoin debit card

by 4 days ago.

As it turns out, bitcoin is here to stay. Australian startup CoinJar, which provides businesses with virtual wallets for bitcoin transactions, has today announced that it is trialling CoinJar Swipe, the first EFTPOS card that allows bitcoin holders to spend their digital currency anywhere they like.

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Lean-Canvas

I have a love affair with the Lean Canvas

by 4 days ago.

My life as a startup mentor has three constants: midnight anxiety, coffee and lean canvases. I deal with the first two with a combination of meditation and hard liquor, depending on how much time I have on my hands. Lean canvases, on the other hand, have become both a necessary evil and my favourite thing in the world. If you’re doing it right, running a lean canvas session is equal parts endless joy and cautious panic.

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Westpac and BlueChilli launch Innovation Challenge, offering early stage startups $40,000 and entry into accelerator

by 5 days ago.

Are you an early stage startup with a killer idea that will shake up the real estate industry? Westpac Group and venture tech firm BlueChilli want you, and are willing to put $40,000 on the table to prove it. The collaboration forms part of a new initiative to help drive innovation solutions for Westpac’s SME and commercial real estate customers.

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