TINWire Tech News Roundup: 17 May 22

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Kia ora koutou Will 2022 be the year that tech is truly recognised as the powerhouse it is within the wider NZ economy? At TIN we certainly like to think so and believe the 18th edition of the TIN Report, profiling the top 200 companies in the sector, will lend more weight to New Zealanders perception of the vital importance …

Visa Launches Programme to Help Creators Navigate NFTs

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

One-year immersion programme is designed to bring together a global cohort of creators interested in building their business with NFTs, and New Zealand entrepreneurs are invited to submit interest. Right now, some 50 million artists, musicians and creators of all stripes publish content as a full or part-time source of income.[1]  With an estimated market size of more than US$100 …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 22 March 22

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Kia ora koutou TIN companies continue to power New Zealand’s economic growth, none more so than those in the Fintech sector which remains one of the fastest growing market sectors.   Last year Fintech contributed 25% of the growth for the TIN200 companies (NZ’s 200 largest technology “exporters”).  Next month TIN celebrates the launch on April 6 of our inaugural …

Interoperability – the design challenge for once mysterious cryptocurrencies

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

By Anthony Watson, Visa Country Manager, New Zealand and South Pacific Just over a decade ago, digital currencies like crypto were perceived as a somewhat intriguing and mysterious concept. Over time, however, they’ve become more mainstream and now nearly one in ten (9.5%) New Zealanders are investing in crypto – an increase of about 7% since March 2020 – and …