Canada

Tether Hires Bank of Montreal Executive as Chief Compliance Officer

Tether, a provider of tokenized traditional fiat currencies, has selected former AML Quality Control Manager at the Bank of Montreal, Leonardo Real, as their Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). Launched in 2014, Tether claims to be the first blockchain-enabled platform to allow traditional currencies to be… Read More

ZED Network Looks to Provide Blockchain Based Money Transfer Service to Global MTOs

A couple of months back during the Crypto Invest Summit in Los Angeles at a private dinner, I happened to find myself sitting next to Alan Safahi, CEO and founder of ZED Network based in Canada. I was intrigued about his blockchain based company and… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission “Doesn’t Really Know What’s Going On” in Blockchain Fintech, Says Lawyer

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published its 2018-2019 “Statement of Priorities” June 5th, but the document provides zero helpful guidance to Ontario companies trying to engage with cutting-edge blockchain-based financial technologies, says Toronto-based blockchain lawyer Amy ter Haar. The “OSC…Statement of Priorities for the Financial… Read More

Canadian Fintech Citrusexchange Launches Supply Chain & Invoice Financing Blockchain Platform “Kwikxchange”

On Monday, Canadian fintech startup Citrusxchange Inc. announced it has launched its blockchain based supply chain and invoice financing platform, Kwikxchange.  The company reported its platform caters to small and medium enterprises seeking supply chain financing and invoice financing. The platform was also developed under… Read More

Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) to Fight Against International Tax Crime and Money Laundering Including Cryptocurrency

The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, or the “J5”, is a group of nations dedicated to fighting against tax crime and money laundering. Participants in the J5 include the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA),… Read More

Canadian Fintech Flinks Secures $1.5 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By National Bank of Canada & Luge Capital

Flinks, a Canadian fintech that provides banks and other fintechs with a data gateway platform that enables digital onboarding, risk modeling, and insights, announced earlier this week it secured $1.75 million through its latest seed funding round. The company reported that its partners now include National… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission Statement of Priorities includes Working with Fintech to Support innovation

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has published its 2018-2019 “Statement of Priorities.” This document sets out the priorities for the regulator during the fiscal year along with preferred outcomes. Along with the expected statements of investor protection and compliance / enforcement, the OSC says it intends… Read More

Global Blockchain Technologies Comments on Decline in Share Price

Global Blockchain Technologies (CSE:BLOC) (BLOC.CN) (CSE:BLOC.CNX) (BWSP.F) (BLKCF) has released a comment on share performance following multiple inquiries regarding the price decline. In the past year, Global Blockchain has seen its price gone from a high of over CDN $1.50 to an anaemic CDN $0.29… Read More

Canada: 5% of Ontarians Own Cryptocurrencies; 21% of Owners Don’t Know They’re Regulated

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has published a report on a comprehensive survey of 2500 Ontarians regarding their interest in and knowledge of digital currencies like Bitcoin. The report, commissioned by the OSC’s Investor Office and conducted by Innovative Research Group, found that 5%, or… Read More

KoreConX Announces Compliant Security Token Protocol

KoreConX, a platform to manage businesses capital market activity and stakeholder communications, has announced the “KoreToken Protocol” for securities tokens that said to be fully compliant throughout the lifecycle of the security. Recognizing the market has not established a protocol that caters to the life… Read More

TD Bank Teams Up With Fintech BizEquity to Enhance Commercial Customer Experience

TD Bank announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with BizEquity to provide its small and mid-size business customers and prospects from Maine to Florida a no-cost comprehensive business valuation through a cutting-edge digital application. The bank revealed that through its relationship with the Philadelphia-based fintech it now offers… Read More

Canada’s National Bank Launches New Mobile Point of Sale Solution Powered by Fintech Mobeewave

Last week, National Bank announced it has launched a new mobile point of sale solution, Easy Pay, which is powered by Montreal fintech, Mobeewave and will be used by SME clients. National Bank reported that by collaborating with its partner, Global Payments, it claims to… Read More

TaTaTu: This Initial Coin Offering Says it has Raised Over $575 Million

You may have thought the days of super-sized initial coin offerings (ICO) was nearing an end. Think again. The TaTaTu Token offering claims it has sold $575 million worth of digital coins in a private sale. The offering has apparently seen the participation of Prince Felix… Read More

Peoples Trust Company Acquires Online Lending Platform Lendful

Peoples Trust Company, a federally chartered financial institution that has provided financial services to Canadians, announced this week it has acquired Vancouver-based online lending platform Lendful. According to the duo, Peoples Group’s key mission is to exceed customers’ expectation by providing access to financial products within select markets…. Read More

Katipult Releases Blockchain based Secondary Market, Launches First on WeAreStarting in Italy

Katipult (TSXV: FUND)( Frankfurt: K10) has announced the first install of its blockchain based secondary market product. Adhering to a previously posted release time frame, Katipult has launched the secondary market as a pilot on WeAreStarting Srl, an investment crowdfunding platform in Italy. According to Katipult, capabilities of… Read More

Hydro Quebec Slaps Temporary Tariff on Crypto Miners There

The Globe and Mail newspaper, courtesy of Bloomberg, is reporting that the Quebec provincial energy regulator, Regie de l’energie, has authorized Hydro Quebec to levy a 3x premium on electricity prices to all new firms planning on mining cryptocurrencies in Quebec. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-hydro-quebec-hikes-electricity-price-for-cryptocurrency-miners/ Cryptocurrency “mining farms”… Read More

SEC Obtains Additional Order to Freeze PlexCoin ICO Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received an additional emergency court order freezing the assets of Dominic Lacroix. The freeze is part of an ongoing enforcement action that stems from some time ago. The SEC had previously sued for securities fraud and had obtained… Read More

Interac Opens Outpost & Accelerator Innovation Lab at Communitech

Interac Corp. announced earlier this week the launch of its new Interac Lab, which is described as an innovation outpost and accelerator at the Kitchener-based tech hub, Communitech. According to Interac, the Interac Lab will support research and development, offering a space for hands-on experimentation…. Read More

Accused Silk Road Second in Command Extradited to US

Yet another computer-savant smart enough to have allegedly managed a vast Dark Web marketplace yet not quite smart enough to avoid countries with extradition treaties with the US is on his way there to face charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs and launder money. According… Read More

CryptoKitty Flipping Has Powered Down. What’s Next for Ethereum’s Favorite Cats?

It seems the cutest bubble in crypto has popped for the time being, but don’t worry, Vancouver firm Axiom Zen are trotting out all kinds of ways to restore heat to Ethereum’s favourite cartoon cats. CryptoKitties are a set of limited-edition digital-cartoon collector cats registered… Read More