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North American Purpose Bitcoin ETF Now Holds Over 11,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Valued at More than Half a Billion Dollars

The North American Purpose Bitcoin ETF, which was introduced last month, has reportedly seen huge demand, as over $165 million in trading volume was recorded (as of February 19, 2021). The new ETF is the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in North America. It now… Read More

Trading & Investment Firm CoinRise Announces Plans to Expand Services in Canada

CoinRise, a trading and investment firm, announced on Wednesday that following its Bitcoin ETFs trade developments, it is planning to expand its services in Canada. Coinrise describes itself as a premium online trading platform that offers professional services for a wide variety of online traders…. Read More

From NothingBurger to 3% of Holdings: Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, Warms Up to Crypto

Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, has become a crypto fan. During a discussion on CNBC today,  O’Leary said he was allocating a portion of his portfolio, reported to be around 3%, into Bitcoin. In the past, O’Leary has been less than complimentary of crypto in… Read More

Researchers at McGill are Reportedly Working on Potential Design for Bank of Canada Virtual Currency or CBDC

The research team at McGill is reportedly collaborating on the potential design for the new Bank of Canada digital currency. Professors Katrin Tinn and Christophe Dubach have jointly proposed a new design for a “cash-like” central bank digital currency or CBDC which will aim to… Read More

TD Bank Will Shutter 82 Branches as Digital Transition Continues

TD Bank will shutter 82 branches as it seeks to reduce physical locations and cut costs as the transition to digital banking forges ahead. Yesterday, TD announced financial results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2021. TD reported earnings of CDN $3.3 billion, up… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

Canadian Digital Financial Service Platform Flybits Launches Privacy-First Guided Opt-in Experience

Flybits, a Canada-based digital experience platform for financial services, recently announced the launch of its privacy-first guided opt-in experience.  Flybits reported that the experience was designed with the consumer in mind and aims to create valuable digital experiences by allowing individuals to control their personal… Read More

Swiss Stock Exchange Operator SIX Takes Majority Stake in AI Platform Orenda

SIX, the operator of the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges, has taken a majority stake in Canadian AI platform Orenda Software Solutions. SIX states the acquisition is a step is part of its strategy to help its customers drive more insights with data and analytics… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Real Estate, Ubitquity, Is Partnering LavaTrust to Streamline Closing Operations

Ubitquity LLC, an enterprise-grade blockchain-enabled platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, is teaming up with LavaTrust Consultancy in order to gain key insights into the US real estate closing sector. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, LavaTrust Consultancy aims to bring its industry expertise and… Read More

With Only 2 Weeks In, BlockFi Bitcoin Trust Just Slightly Under $100M, as Second BTC ETF Goes Live on Toronto Stock Exchange

Zac Prince, CEO and Co-founder at BlockFi, a fast-growing digital assets platform, notes that with just two weeks in, the company’s Bitcoin trust is just ”a pinch” under the $100 million mark (in total BTC holdings). 2 weeks in, BlockFi’s Bitcoin trust is just a… Read More

Bitcoin ETF: Ontario Securities Commission Approves Second BTC Exchange Traded Fund or ETF from Evolve Funds

As digital assets investing continues to become more widely adopted by institutional clients, Canada is introducing its second cryptocurrency exchange-traded-fund (ETF). The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has reportedly approved the second Bitcoin ETF from Evolve Funds, which has come only a few days after the… Read More

Scotiabank Unveils AI-Driven Technology to Improve the Customer Experience

  Canadian banking group Scotiabank announced earlier this week the launch ofC.MEE, which is described as a new technology that uses big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable even better customer experiences (CX) with the bank’s platform.  According to Scotiabank, C.MEE uses the banking… Read More

Mogo’s Subsidiary Carta Expands Into the U.S.

      Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday its wholly owned subsidiary, Carta Worldwide, a modern card issuing platform, is expanding into the U.S. As previously reported, Carta is described as a modern open-API issuer platform… Read More

BIGG Digital Assets to Acquire Additional Bitcoin (BTC) Using its Free Cash Flows from Business Operations

BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE: BIGG; OTCQB: BBKCF; WKN: A2PS9W), which is the owner of Netcoins (Netcoins.ca), the online digital currency brokerage that makes it convenient for Canadians to purchase, sell, and learn about cryptos, and the owner of Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG), a developer… Read More

Digital Assets Ecosystem Surpasses $1.5T Market Cap, $60B in BTC held by Public Firms, as First Bitcoin ETF to Launch in Canada

Researchers at Bloqport have confirmed that publicly-traded firms and fund managers now hold approximately $60 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC), which is around 6% of the digital asset’s circulating supply. Publicly-traded companies and fund managers now hold around $60 billion worth of #Bitcoin, roughly 6%… Read More

NBA’s Lebron James Slam Dunk Highlight, Captured via NFTs, Sells for Over $71K, as NBA Top Shots Creator Dapper Labs to Acquire More Funding

Dapper Labs, which is the company behind highly-popular digital collectibles like NBA Top Shots and CryptoKitties, has finalized an initial tranche of bridge financing. Dapper Labs confirmed that it plans to secure as much as $50 million in capital. Last year,  Dapper Labs had acquired… Read More

CSA Responds to Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Report: NCFA – The present system is simply not good enough

Last month, the Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce in Ontario, Canada, issued its final report as to how to improve capital formation and affiliated economic growth and prosperity. The Taskforce’s goal was to “address the issues of tomorrow’s capital markets with bold and innovative recommendations that… Read More

XTM Set to Allow Cryptocurrency Trading in Today Wallet

  XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Friday its plans of expansion of crypto trading within the Today Mobile wallet allowing holders to purchase and transact in cryptocurrency. XTM reported that as previously announced this past summer… Read More

XTM Announces Plans to Launch Direct Deposit For Today Cardholders

    XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Tuesday its plan to launch a direct deposit program to all of its Today cardholders. According to XTM, the Today program has been adopted and rolled out to thousands… Read More

Canadian Digital Asset Trading Platform Coinsquare Unveils “Quick Trade” Mobile App

  Canadian cryptocurrency platform Coinsquare announced on Monday the launch of its new Quick Trade mobile app. The simple to use app makes buying and selling digital assets quick and convenient, with customers able to easily manage their portfolio of digital assets.  According to Coinsquare, The… Read More

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