Canada

Scotiabank Introduces New Program for Senior Employees to Understand Ethical Principles for Using Artificial Intelligence

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), the third-largest bank in Canada in terms of market capitalization and deposits, is introducing a new program that will give the institution’s senior workers an opportunity to understand the ethical principles and guidelines involved in using artificial intelligence (AI)-based… Read More

Walmart Canada and DLT Labs Launch Comprehensive Supply Chain DLT Software System

Walmart Canada (NYSE:WMT) and DLT Labs have announced the launch of the, “world’s largest full production blockchain solution for industrial application.” The system is a “blockchain-based” (or distributed ledger technology) freight and payment network that, “establishes state-of-the-art collaboration and information sharing with 70 third-party trucking companies… Read More

Montreal-based Artificial Intelligence Firm Stradigi AI Raises $40.3 Million via Series A Investment Round

Montreal-based Stradigi AI, a firm focused on developing artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions, revealed on November 12 that it had raised $53 million CAD (appr. $40.3 million) via a Series A investment round. The capital raised will be used to support the firm’s expansion into North… Read More

RBC Confirms It Has Filed Patent Regarding Possible Crypto Trading Platform

A spokesperson for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has confirmed that the top 5 Canadian bank has filed patents for crypto trading platform technology. The spokesperson would not confirm plans to launch, however. “(L)ike many other organizations,” Jean Francois Thibault told The Logic Monday, “(RBC) files patent… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Boosts Fintech Cooperation with Canada, Tightens Relationship with Banque de France

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the leading financial regulator and central bank of Singapore, has announced renewed cooperation on Fintech with Canadian Securities Regulators while simultaneously announcing a tighter relationship with the Banque de France. The announcements were released during Singapore’s annual Fintech Week… Read More

Department of Homeland Security Funds Blockchain Trial for Tracking Oil

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Toronto-based Mavennet Systems $182,700 USD to modify its oil and gas industry blockchain so it can be used by US Customs Border Protection (CBP) to cross-border oil imports. Once adapted, the tech will be used in… Read More

Canada’s Fintech Firm Mylo Raises $10 Million via Series A Investment Round Led By National Bank’s VC Division

Montréal, Quebec-based Mylo, a Fintech firm launched with the social mission to help people achieve their financial goals, has acquired $10 million in financing for its app that lets users automate their saving and investors. Mylo’s Series A investment round was led by Canadian National… Read More

Report: Third Vancouver Crypto Exchange Investigated by BC Securities Regulators

Another Vancouver-based cryptocurrency exchange, ezBTC, is being investigated by the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) after the regulator received complaints from customers claiming they cannot access funds stored on the platform, The Tyee reports. The investigation was confirmed in an exclusive statement from the BCSC to… Read More

Emsisoft: Ransomware Attack on Nunavut Government Part of a Pattern

A ransomware attack that disabled government communications systems in the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut November 2nd is part of a pattern of attacks being launched against non-US targets, cybersecurity firm Emsisoft claims. The company says ransomware attacks are increasingly being directed at municipalities, hospitals and… Read More

Another Canadian Crypto Exchange Folds, $16 Million CAD in Customer Funds Outstanding

Another Canadian cryptocurrency exchange has folded with customer money outstanding. According to an affidavit filed at the BC Supreme Court by Sammy Wu, Lead Investigator (Enforcement) at the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), the Einstein Exchange in Vancouver has gone offline, its offices are locked and its… Read More

National Bank of Canada Launches CAD $100,000 Innovation Competition

The National Bank of Canada, the sixth-largest commercial bank in Canada with around 2.4 million clients, is launching a project that aims to bring together local startups, students and developers throughout the country. Those who participate in the Innovation Competition will have to develop various… Read More

Canadian in Dubai Arrested for Fraud, Including Crypto Fraud via Habibi Coin, the “Bitcoin of the Middle East”

A Canadian living in the Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s most famous luxury building, has been arrested for serial fraud, including cryptocurrency fraud, and is now sitting in a cell at the Al Awir jail, Gulf News reports. Aziz ‘Com’ Mirza and his two brothers allegedly used online… Read More

Canadian Investment Fund Manager 3iQ Corp Receives Favorable Ruling on Bitcoin Fund

3iQ Corp. (3iQ), a Canadian investment fund manager, has received a favorable ruling regarding “The Bitcoin Fund” from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), according to a company release. Reportedly, 3iQ will issue a final prospectus for a closed-end Bitcoin fund which will be listed on… Read More

Canadian Credit Union Coast Capital Savings to Use nCino’s Bank Operating System to Digitize Lending

Canadian credit union Coast Capital Savings is partnering with North Carolina firm nCino to “optimize” its lending operations using nCino’s cloud-based Bank Operating System platform. The system will be applied as a, “solution for online Retail and Small Business loan applications. The relevant press release… Read More

TokenFunder Greenlighted in Ontario to Pilot Secondary Market Token Trading Platform FreedomX

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has agreed to allow TokenGX Inc, operator of token-issuance platform TokenFunder, to pilot a secondary market trading system for Ontario residents only. The pilot can proceed for 12 months after the first issuance of an ITO (initial token offering) or… Read More

Canada: DealSquare, a Centralized Marketplace for Private Placements Launches, FrontFundr Joins Platform

NEO has announced Dealsquare as Canada’s first securities marketplace for private placements. DealSquare connects companies seeking capital with dealers and their investment advisor networks and individual investors. NEO is addressing shortcomings in current “public” markets by making private securities more accessible to a wider audience…. Read More

Fintech Focused VC Luge Capital Reports Fund Now at $85 Million

Luge Capital is reporting that iA Financial Group and BDC Capital have invested in the Fintech-focused VC fund, bringing the total size to $85 million. BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. Luge is a Canada based… Read More

Bitmain’s Back: Cryptomining Giant “Fulfils” Promise to Create Facility in Texas

Rockdale, Texas, a former coal and aluminum producing town hit hard by the exit of those industries. DMG (TSX-V: DMGI), a Canadian firm, will provide hosting and management services for the Texas facility and will work with Bitmain to expand the capacity and to ensure… Read More

Canada Fintech: 12 Canadian Fintech Firms Visit UK Led by DIT

Today, 12 Canadian Fintech firms are in the UK on a 5-day trade mission led by the UK Department of Internation Trade (DIT). The visit is part of an initiative in support of these Fintechs seeking to enter the UK market. According to DIT, the… Read More

Canada Fintech Adoption Rate Touted by EY, Jumps from 18% to 50% Since 2017

EY has recently published its Fintech Adoption Index and the consulting group has published a note on the rate of adoption in Canada. According to EY, Canadian consumer Fintech adoption has jumped from 17% in 2017 to 50% today. Ron Stokes, EY Canada Fintech Leader,… Read More

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