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Regulating digital currencies and assets in Australia: experts available for ongoing comment

RMIT University 2 mins read

Last week the Federal Government put forward its Regulating digital asset platforms paper, proposing to put Australian financial services licensing on crypto exchanges and custody providers. 

Experts from RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub are available to comment on all aspects of the proposal. The team will be taking a deep dive into the proposal and making a submission to shape the reforms and Australia’s digital currency landscape.  

Topics: blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital currencies, legislation and law reform, regulation and civil liberties, legal accountability, tax and assets, consumer protection 

Dr Aaron Lane, Senior Lecturer, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub 
Dr Aaron Lane is a lawyer researching the legal and economic implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and has appeared before Senate inquiries on these topics.  

Dr Elizabeth Morton, Lecturer, Accounting 
Dr Elizabeth Morton's research traverse both the accounting and taxation systems, with particular concern directed towards blockchain and related technologies, information disclosure and tax compliance.

Associate Professor Chris Berg, Director, RMIT Digital 3 and co-founder, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub 
Associate Professor Chris Berg is an internationally recognised blockchain, regulation and civil liberties expert. He was a member of the Commonwealth Government’s National Blockchain Roadmap, has given evidence on blockchain and regulation to a large number of government inquiries, and has advised numerous blockchain startups. 

Dr Darcy Allen, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub  
Dr Darcy Allen is an economist working on blockchain-based networks and business models. He works on the economics of blockchains and related technologies at the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. He has appeared as an expert witness before many parliamentary inquiries on topics including the regulation of new technologies. 

Dr Nataliya Ilyushina, Research Fellow, Blockchain Innovation Hub and ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society  
Dr Nataliya Ilyushina’s research investigates decentralised autonomous organisations and automated decision making, and the impact they have on labour markets, skills and long-term staff wellbeing. 


RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub is the world’s first research centre on the social science of blockchain incorporating economics, sociology, public policy and political economy to provide a new way to understand the global blockchain revolution. 

Contact details:



Aaron Lane, +61 3 9925 5309 or  

Elizabeth Morton, +61 3 9925 5886 or  

Chris Berg, +61 402 257 681 or  

Darcy Allen,

Nataliya Ilyushina, +61 433 737 594 or  


General media enquiries: RMIT External Affairs and Media, 0439 704 077 or

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