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Zepto Joins Blockchain Australia

Zepto is delighted to announce its membership to Australia’s premiere blockchain and DeFi industry organisation, Blockchain Australia.

Blockchain Australia advocates for the adoption of blockchain technology by industry and governments across Australia as a means to drive innovation in service delivery across all sectors of the economy.

As a leading real-time payments provider, Zepto works with a multitude of merchant partners anchored firmly in this space including Digital Surge & TechMarket, as well as established Blockchain Australia members Binance and Swyftx.

We are delighted to welcome Zepto as a Blockchain Australia member. Our members represent diverse businesses, innovative business models and, we believe, the future of Australia’s digital economy. As a transformative, real-time, account-to-account payment solutions provider, Zepto is building the bridge to that future.

Steve Vallas, CEO Blockchain Australia

The rate of adoption of Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrency around the world has been nothing short of phenomenal, and Blockchain Australia is working hard to ensure Australia is helping to lead the charge.

The Rise of the Digital Asset

In its final report delivered last October, the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre listed estimates of the current aggregate market value of the digital asset ecosystem globally at approximately $2.8 trillion AUD, with about 221 million users worldwide having traded a cryptocurrency or used a blockchain-based application as of June 2021, up from 66 million at the end of May 2020

In the same report, the Australian Taxation Office gave estimates of the number of Australian taxpayers investing in digital assets in recent years at over 600,000, while findings from comparison site Finder’s Cryptocurrency Adoption Index listed the rate of crypto ownership in Australia at 22.9%.

It’s evident that this space is booming, and rapidly moving from the margins to the mainstream. 

When asked about Zepto’s successful membership application, Zepto CEO–Chris Jewell–said, “Developments across the crypto and defi landscape are enabling a new generation of fintechs to unlock incredible value, transparency and efficiencies relative to traditional financial services and existing banking frameworks. 

“Our vision at Zepto, is to define a new frontier for payments through smart, open and accessible transfer of value. We are incredibly excited to become a member of Blockchain Australia, and look forward to contributing to the evolving blockchain ecosystem alongside some of Australia's most innovative fintech companies.”

Strong Representation for a Strong Industry

From advocacy to events, education initiatives to celebrating member success, Blockchain Australia brings together some of the biggest blockchain, DeFi and related organisations under one banner.

And in March 2022, Blockchain Australia anticipates its Blockchain Week event will deliver the Australian blockchain industry its mainstream moment. Blockchain Week runs 21-25 March in six host cities around the country. More than 50 experts and thought leaders are scheduled to present during the week of events, including Zepto’s Chief Commercial Officer, Carolyn Breeze.

Meet Lucy Davey

Responsible for managing Zepto customers with cryptocurrency enabled ventures from blockchain infrastructure through to enterprise digital currency exchanges, Zepto Account Executive - Lucy Davey - is one of our resident experts in this exciting space.

She’s always up for a chat about all things DeFi, blockchain and Web3. Hit her up at

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