The Commonwealth Bank of Australia will host a two-day blockchain conference in Sydney next month in an attempt to explore the technology's potential.
David Whiteing, CIO at Commonwealth Bank, said:
The workshops are expected to explore blockchain technology, any regulatory issues and its potential within the country.
Joi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab, who will discuss the role played by universities in facilitating innovation and Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
The news comes after reports suggested the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) confirmed that it was investigating the actions of banks in the country, after they reportedly closed down the accounts of various bitcoin businesses.
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