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新西兰政府看好加密货币前景?

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新西兰政府看好加密货币前景?

根据10月30日的新闻稿,由新西兰政府支持的创新研究所Callaghan Innovation向当地的加密货币钱包和交易平台Vimba进行了研发项目资助并拨款33万美元。据称,在获得资助后,Vimba将扩大其产品范围,上架更多种类的加密货币,并启用多重签名的加密货币钱包。

2014年,Vimba平台以MyBitcoinSaver为名成立于奥克兰,主要为新西兰居民提供比特币(BTC)和以太坊(ETH)等主要加密货币的投资。自成立以来,Vimba已进行两轮融资,并将于未来几周内在英国上线投资服务。

Vimba的首席执行官Sam Blackmore评论说,尽管今年加密市场疲软,但该公司的客户群仍保持稳定。Blackmore还表达了公司的信念,即比特币将“至少达到黄金市场的上限”,因为比特币是“更高效、更易获取、更安全的稀有资产”。

与此同时,与新西兰邻近的澳大利亚也曾向加密货币和区块链初创公司提供政府补助。今年8月,昆士兰州政府向一家名为TravebyBit的加密货币旅游创业公司发放了一笔赠款,这笔款项来自830多万美元的创新资金。今年7月,昆士兰甘蔗种植组织曾获得170万美元的政府拨款,用于通过区块链技术来追踪蔗糖的供应来源。

New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver. Following the grant, the crypto startup is reportedly set to expand its offerings, as well as to list more cryptocurrencies and enable multi-signature crypto wallets.

R&D Project Grants are a type of co-funding for a research and development project. A Callaghan Innovation spokesperson told Cointelegraph that the grants fund up to 40 percent of a project, and that 355 such grants were approved during the last fiscal year.

Founded in 2014 as MyBitcoinSaver, Auckland-based Vimba platform offers New Zealand residents with limited weekly investments in major cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Since its launch, Vimba has underwent two investment rounds, and will reportedly launch services in the U.K. in the coming weeks.

Vimba CEO Sam Blackmore commented that firm’s client base has “remained very stable” despite the bearish market this year. Blackmore also expressed company’s belief that Bitcoin will “at least reach the market cap of gold,” due to being a “more efficient, more accessible, more secure version of that rare asset.”

The neighboring state of Australia has also awarded government grants to crypto and blockchain startups. In August, the government of the state of Queensland issued a grant to a crypto travel startup called TravebyBit as part of over $8.3 million in innovation funding. The company would purportedly boost tourism to the state by selling travel offers with cryptocurrencies.

In July, the Queensland Cane Growers Organization received a $1.7 million government grant to implement blockchain technology for tracking the provenance of sugar supplies.

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