“One of the strongest blockchain communities in Australia”: NEM Foundation opens blockchain hub in Melbourne

NEM Foundation is opening a new blockchain hub in Melbourne, to help startups understand how the technology could help their business, and to engage and educate the general public.

The foundation, designed to promote the NEM blockchain platform and its cryptocurrency XEM, already has a hub in Brisbane, as well as in Westport, New Zealand, both of which opened within the past year.

Speaking to StartupSmart, NEM Australia lead Jian Chan says Melbourne has established itself as “one of the strongest blockchain communities in Australia”.

Jason Lee, NEM’s expansion director for Australia and New Zealand adds the hub is focused on encouraging uptake and development of blockchain technology. There is already a strong network of startups and entrepreneurs working in the blockchain space in Melbourne, he says.

“We want to be near that activity,” he adds.

Based at Stone and Chalk, within Melbourne’s new Innovation Hub, NEM is already connecting startups, professionals, law firms and other organisations that have experience in blockchain.

Its aim is to get those people involved in a wider discussion and to create a physical hub “so they have somewhere to go”. Read more

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien - Startup Smart - 15 Oct 2018

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