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6th November 2017

This week we cover the City of Sydney Smart Green Apartments Awards Night, pro-active strata management companies showing leadership in energy education, and emerging blockchain applications for strata schemes. 

Ross McIntyre
Strata Energy News Editor
 
Smart Green Apartments Awards Night

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore awards top strata managers at the Smart Green Apartments awards night on Tuesday 17th October.  [More]
Strata Educating Developers on Energy

Proactive strata managers have embraced NABERS, electric vehicles and embedded networks. What property developers can learn from the strata.  [More]
Blockchain Applications for Strata

Is the strata management industry about to be disrupted by blockchain. We look at potential applications of the technology. [More]
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Survey Shows Electric Vehicle Demand

Overwhelmingly 78% of respondents are in favour of electric vehicle charging facilities in strata.  Download a copy of the results from 109 strata buildings. [More]

Things You Need to Know About
Blockchain for Strata Schemes
  1. Several early stage pilots now underway for blockchain application in strata
  2. Enabling smart contracts to reduce administration costs
  3. Transparent P2P transactions that bypass intermediaries
  4. Dynamic efficient pricing through open competitive markets
  5. Establishing a reputation system to reduce reliance on trust
  6. Allowing micro-metering or micro-monitoring of utility services
  7. Crypto currencies are based on blockchain and are attracting a lot of hype
  8. Bitcoin went from $0 to $112 billion USD market cap in under 10 years
  9. Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs are where new crypto currencies are listed
  10. Now over 1,200 crypto currencies with $186 billion market capitalisation
McKinsey & Company presentation on blockchain

 
In Other News
Electric cars will reach price parity with petrol in 2025, says Nissan

Paul Gover, News.com.au
“We see that the auto industry is coming to a turning point. There is a tipping point,” the chief planning officer for Nissan, Philippe Klein, said at the Tokyo motor show.
Australia's first Initial Coin Offering raises $34 million

Simon Thomson,
Business Insider Australia

Power Ledger was the first ICO to be launched after ASIC’s proposed guidelines on ICOs were issued last month.
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