TMX, Operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, Joins with Paycase Financial on First Ever Public Cryptocurrency Brokerage Desk

This is an interesting move by TMX Group, the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, and more. TMX Group has partnered with Paycase Financial to launch the first ever public cryptocurrency brokerage desk by a major exchange…. Read More

Royal Bank of Canada Launches API Developer Portal

On Tuesday, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced it has opened its very own API developer platform. According to the bank, the RBC Developers platform will allow eligible external software developers, industry “innovators,” and clients to access select RBC APIs. While sharing more details… Read More

Fintech in Canada: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Last week during the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada’s annual event, FFCON2018, there was a single presentation that provided a state of Fintech in Canada. Professor Michael King,  from the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab @ Ivey Business School, delivered an excellent synopsis of what’s… Read More

Heard in Toronto at #FFCON18: Blockchain is the Future, Alternative Finance is Now

This past week, the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) held its annual event in Toronto that saw over 500 participants join to discuss Fintech from around the world. FFCON18 Velocity covered the wide ranging spectrum of current topics in the realm of… Read More

Alipay Announces New Partnership Milestone With Canadian Fintech Motion Pay

Digital payment platform Alipay announced this week it has reached a new partnership milestone with Canada-based fintech Motion Pay Technology Inc. According to the company, the partnership has resulted in a significant number of merchants across Canada enabling Alipay at point-of-sale.  According to the duo, Alipay is now accepted… Read More

Katipult Named Finalist For Most Promising Partnership Award at the Second Annual Lendit Fintech Industry Awards

Canadian fintech Katipult announced last week it has been nominated, alongside Polymath Inc., for the Most Promising Partnership Award at the second annual Lendit Fintech Industry awards in April. According to Katipult, the partnership will be competing against some of the world’s finance and fintech giants… Read More

The Canadian Securities Exchange will be the First Blockchain Powered Exchange in North America and will Trade Tokenized Securities Later this Year

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) announced last month it would be integrating Blockchain technology to power trading on its platform. This will make the CSE the first regulated exchange in North  America to make the transition that is inevitable for all traditional stock exchanges in… Read More

Kawartha Credit Union Teams Up With Fiserv & Celero; Seeks to Advance technology in Order to Enhance Banking Experience for Customers

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced on Monday that Canada-based Kawartha Credit Union will leverage technology from Fiserv to streamline operations and enhance the credit union’s ability to deliver highly personalized service to its 50,000 members. According to Fiserv,… Read More

Parent Company of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TMX Posts Series of Webinars on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Initial Coin Offerings

TMX Group, the parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Ventures and several other entities, has posted a series of webinars in response to the growing interest in digital currencies, initial coin offerings and Blockchain in general. TMX states: “While the sector appears to… Read More

Canadian Fintech Wealthsimple Raises £37 Million During Latest Funding Round

On Wednesday, Canada-based fintech and global digital investing service, WealthSimple, announced it has secured £37 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Power Financial. Founded in 2014, Wealthsimple describes itself as a new kind of financial advisor, which is one that is… Read More

Disrupting Goldman Sachs: Polymath Wants to Create a New Investment Banking Paradigm with Initial Coin Offerings

Investment banking is a highly profitable business. Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most prominent investment bank in the world, raked in $32 billion during fiscal 2017 with the majority of this revenue driven specifically by investment banking. Yet arguably, much of the value that is provided… Read More

British Columbia Securities Commission Issues Notice on Fintech, Seeks Feedback to Create Competitive Regulatory Environment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has published a notice on Fintech. This notice is designed to help “set out the results of the consultations and seek comment on potential regulatory action to clarify or modernize securities laws to benefit all stakeholders, including investors in… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Announces 2018 Fintech Advisory Committee Members

On Wednesday the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced new members of its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC), which advises OSC staff on developments and trends in the fintech space, as well as the unique challenges encountered by innovative businesses in the securities industry.  According to… Read More

NODE40 Provides Tax Compliance to Cryptocurrency, Now Supports Coinbase Users

Bitcoin Tax Software NODE40 has announced it can now support Coinbase users in time for the April tax deadline (US). NODE40 is targeting Coinbase’s 13+ million users and the fact they must report capital gains and losses for their crypto trades during 2017. During 2017,… Read More

GoldMoney Appoints New CFO & Board of Member

Canadian fintech firm and direct online access to securely vaulted and insured precious metals, Goldmoney, Inc., announced on Tuesday it has appointed Steve Fray as Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. The company reported that Fray, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, will replace… Read More

OTC Markets Group Announces First Canadian-listed Reg A+ Offering on OTCQB Venture Market

OTC Markets Group Inc.(OTCQX: OTCM), an operator of financial markets for ten thousand U.S. and global securities, announced on Thursday that True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), the first Canadian-listed company, to conduct a successful Reg. A+ offering on its… Read More

Canabis Company True Leaf Raises $14 Million in Cross Border US – Canada Crowdfunding Offer

This past week, True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), announced it had closed on CDN $14 million in a cross border crowdfunding offer that saw participants by investors in both the US and Canada. True Leaf raised CND $10 million… Read More

Canadian Fintech Katipult Appoints Karim Teja As New Chief Financial Officer

On Friday, Canadian fintech Katipult announced it has appointed Karim Teja as its new Chief Financial Officer. According to the company, Taja has more than 15 years of diversified financial business experience and held senior positions in rapidly growing technology companies in the medical, environmental… Read More

This is Interesting: tZero Partners with Polymath on Initial Coin Offering

Security initial coin offering (ICO) specialists Polymath has announced a partnership with tZero. The Overstock subsidiary is currently hosting its ICO on SaftLaunch enlisting institutional investors for its security offer. Apparently, Polymath has already provided advice to tZERO on the design, economic model, and distribution of… Read More

Katipult Signs MOU With Polymath to Collaborate in Recording Securities Ownership & Transmission System Development Using Blockchain Technology

Canada-based fintech company Katipult announced on Wednesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MUO) with Polymath, the creator of the Polymath securities token platform, to collaborate in the development of a system of recording securities ownership and transmission using blockchain technology. According to Katipult, the companies… Read More