Bitcoin Investing in Australia

Bitcoin is experiencing hype as its price continues to ride high, and Aussie investors are looking closer at ways to invest in cryptocurrencies.

Debuting in 2010 at a cost of just a cent, bitcoin has since taken off, reaching a record-breaking value of more than US$63,000 this past April, equivalent to over AU$81,000.

The market is gaining steam, and research from Finder shows that one in four Australians are currently investing in cryptocurrencies, with 13 percent putting money in bitcoin. Almost half of the cryptocurrency investors surveyed by Finder said they purchased digital coins due to their skyrocketing value.

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As cryptocurrencies go mainstream, bitcoin investing in Australia is attracting increasing attention. Here's what investors should know before jumping in.

What Investors Should Know About CBD in Australia

Over the past five years, awareness about the medicinal properties of CBD has been growing. Although Australia's cannabis industry is still young, CBD hasn't escaped market watchers' attention.

CBD is a cannabidiol, meaning it is a compound found in the actual cannabis plant. It has steadily become a favourite in the development of novel products with various health uses. Part of its attraction stems from the fact that CBD lacks a heavy psychoactive nature, unlike its fellow molecule THC.

Although still in its infancy, research has shown CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, while offering the promise of more developed uses. It is gaining traction as a treatment for illnesses and conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, migraines and some chronic pain disorders — to name just a few.

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Interest in CBD in Australia is rising as the country's cannabis industry develops. What should investors know about this growing market?

Esports Investing in Australia

The gaming and esports sector is growing in Australia, particularly after coronavirus lockdowns left many people spending increased time at home during 2020.

Esports competitions bring both individuals and teams together to play video games. Amateur players were the first competitors, but now the space is full of professional gamers who play for prize money.

The esports phenomenon has taken the world by storm, and the land down under is no different. With many tech-focused investors wondering how they can cash in, here's a look at esports investing in Australia.

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The gaming and esports sector is growing in Australia, particularly after coronavirus lockdowns left many people spending increased time at home during 2020. Esports competitions bring both individuals and teams together to play video games. Amateur players were the first competitors, but now the space is full of professional gamers who play for prize money. …

Fintech Investing in Australia

Australia is one of the most dynamic areas for fintech, with over 800 fintech companies currently scattered around the nation's states and territories.

Fintech, or financial technology, is set to be the future of the financial services industry, and in Australia the market had an estimated worth of AU$4 billion in 2020, up from AU$250 million five years earlier. As a global fintech leader, many of the country's top players have expanded beyond its borders or plan to do so.

What else should investors know about the burgeoning Australian fintech space? Read on for a look at what this tech arena looks like right now and what could be next.

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More than 100 Australian fintech companies made their debuts in 2020. What are the key facts to know about fintech investing in Australia?

Cleantech Investing in Australia

Climate change is a looming issue for Australians, with 82 percent concerned about bushfires and 81 percent worried that drought or flooding will affect crop production and food supply.

This is where conscious investors look to the cleantech sector, which covers everything from renewable energy to low-emission technologies to water technology to battery storage and more.

What should investors know about cleantech in Australia before they jump in? Read on for a look at key factors, including market size, the industries encompassed by cleantech and big players to watch.

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Cleantech investing in Australia is gaining steam. Learn about the market’s key players and how to get involved in this growing space.

When Will Australia Legalise Recreational Cannabis?

Recreational cannabis remains illegal in all Australia’s states and territories with the exception of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). But could that change in the future?

So far there are no clear indicators as to when or if Australia could legalise recreational cannabis, but attitudes seem to be changing. Public support is growing, and there’s even some political acceptance.

Read on to learn more about when Australia may legalise recreational cannabis.

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Will Australia legalise recreational cannabis? It’s a burning question for many investors, but for now the answer isn’t clear.

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