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Blockpass and Polymath Form Strategic Partnership

Security token issuance platform Polymath has formed a partnership with Regtech Blockpass. According to a release, Hong Kong-based Blockpass will now provide client onboarding services surrounding customer identification or KYC. Globally, having a solid KYC process is vital for any digital asset issuer. The two… Read More

SigOne Capital Now Offers Complete Suite of OTC Trading Services Including Lending Desk

SigOne Capital says it is now offering a full suite of crpto trading services for the institutional/HNW investor. The OTC service says they are now offering OTC trading through voice, API & web portal along with a lending desk to borrow and lend crypto. SigOne… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Announces New Partnership With Trans Global Insurance Battle Identity Fraud For Retailer The Brick

Canadian fintech Mogo Finance Technology announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership a new program with Trans Global Insurance to help customers of home furnishing retailer The Brick understand and combat identity fraud.  Mogo reported that customers of The Brick who enroll in… Read More

Fintech App Emma Crosses the Pond: Money Management App Now Available in the US and Canada

Money management app Emma has launched in the United States and Canada crossing the Atlantic to offer its services to a far wider audience. The UK based Fintech said the launch comes after partnering with Plaid, an account aggregation platform. Emma is an app that… Read More

B2B Payments Processor Comdata Joins Billtrust’s Business Payments Network

Billtrust, a fintech firm focused on B2B payment cycle management, announced on Wednesday that B2B payments processor and commercial card issuer, Comdata, has joined Business Payments Network (BPN), enabling their 30,000 buyer customers to send payments to suppliers on BPN. Billtrust reported that through the… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Wave is Acquired by H&R Block for CDN $537 Million

SME financial software platform Wave has been acquired by H&R block for a solid CDN $537 million, according to a blog post on their site. The Canada based firm is also an OurCrowd portfolio company and represents a series of big exits for the crowdfunding… Read More

Nasdaq to Offer Cryptocurrency Pricing Product in Partnership with CryptoCompare

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Nasdaq has partnered with CryptoCompare to launch a new cryptocurrency pricing product: the Nasdaq/CryptoCompare Aggregate Crypto Reference Prices. The new product will be available on the Quandl platform, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nasdaq, headquartered in Toronto, that provides alternative data for financial professionals. Quandl… Read More

Broadridge Completes Acquisition of Canadian Wealth Management Tech RPM Technologies

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial announced on Monday it has completed its acquisition of RPM Technologies, a Canadian wealth management technology provider. Broadridge revealed it was acquiring the company last month for approximately $300 million. Broadridge stated at the time: “Building on Broadridge’s strong Canadian Wealth Management… Read More

Vancouver, Birthplace of the Cryptocurrency ATM, Considering Ban

Police in Vancouver have reportedly called Bitcoin ATMs “an ideal money-laundering vehicle” and have asked for federal legislation, and the mayor of Vancouver, the first city in the world to host a Bitcoin ATM, has now floated the idea of a ban, The Star reports…. Read More

Following Series B Investment, Canadian Fintech Koho Launches New Cashback Program

KOHO, a fintech startup that offers Canadians an alternative to traditional banking, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new cashback program. This news comes just weeks after Koho successfully secured $42 million through its Series B funding round. As previously reported, Koho stated with… Read More

FBI Seeking Information from Investors Harmed in Collapse of QuadrigaCX

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information from investors who lost money when the Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX fell apart late last year. Individuals with questions or concerns about the failed exchange or who believe they were a victim in the… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Cannabis Firm BOL Pharma Plans Listing on Toronto Stock Exchange

Cannabis company BOL Pharma (Breath of Life International) is preparing an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). This is according to a company release and a preliminary prospectus filed in Canada. It was reported that BOL will have a valuation of around… Read More

LiteLink and Deloitte Canada Collaborating on Blockchain Supply Tracking Database for Unnamed Government Agency

LiteLink, a publicly-listed Canadian company (CSE:LLT)  that bills itself as ” a leader in logistics, artificial intelligence and digital payment solutions,” has announced that it has been chosen by Deloitte Canada, “…to bring technical experience to key client engagements.” More specifically: “This collaboration has already generated… Read More

Canadian Fintech PayBright Partners With Enstream For Mobile Verification Advancements

Canadian fintech lender PayBright announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Enstream, an digital identity and device authentication joint venture of Canada’s national mobile network operators,  to advance its client identity verification and authentication capabilities. “PayBright understands the importance of online security and fraud management in… Read More

Coinbase’s Canadian Customers May Now Link Their PayPal Accounts

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced on Tuesday it is now expanding PayPal support for our customers in Canada. Coinbase reported that its customers in Canada may now instantly transfer sale proceeds directly into their PayPal accounts. “Coinbase is committed to being the most trusted crypto exchange… Read More

CrowdEngine Partners with Polymath Adding Security Token Issuance to List of Crowdfunding Services

CrowdEngine, a leading software provider in the online capital formation sector, has formed a new partnership with Polymath to facilitate the issuance of security tokens. CrowdEngine, a white label platform that already supports Reg D, Reg A+ and Reg CF, is now a full stack… Read More

Portag3 Ventures Announces Appointments of Six New Senior Advisors

Portag3 Ventures, the venture capital arm of multi-asset class alternative investment platform Sagard Holdings, recently announced it has appointed six new senior advisors. Founded in 2016, Portag3 claims to be an early-stage investor that’s dedicated to backing the new generation of innovative, global financial services… Read More

Katipult Announces Record Subscription Revenue & Gross Margin in First Quarter 2019

Canadian fintech Katipult announced last week its 2019 first quarter financial results for the three-month period ended March 31st. The company revealed that the first quarter 2019 is the fifth consecutive quarter of higher subscription revenues and marks its highest recorded subscription revenue and total… Read More

Blockstation Wants to Provide the Solution for Traditional Exchanges to Get into Digital Assets

Last month, Canada-based Fintech Blockstation announced a relationship with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). As part of a pilot program, the Blockstation trading platform is being used by the JSE for listing, trading, clearing, and settlement of digital currencies (BTC and ETH). Security tokens are… Read More

HSBC Announces Opening of Global Data & Innovation Lab in Toronto

HSBC announced on Wednesday it has opened its Global Data & Innovation Lab in Toronto, citing the city’s interest, investment and development of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced machine learning. According to HSBC, the 3,376 square foot energy efficient lab will soon employ over 50… Read More

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