Canada

Milestone: Canadian Fintech iCASH Surpasses $100 Million in Consumer Loans Funded

iCASH, a Canada-based fintech platform, announced on Thursday after three years of lending operations, it has surpassed $100 million in consumer loans. Launched in 2016, iCASH stated it is focused on helping Canadian consumers “address their cash flow needs” by paying more attention to their… Read More

Canadian Court Upholds Vanbex Asset Seizure

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has upheld an asset seizure from Lisa Cheng and Kevin Hobbs, principles of a “blockchain consultancy” called Vanbex, who, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), conducted an allegedly fraudulent $30 million CAD ICO (Etherparty/FUEL), “…by falsely representing corporate… Read More

NovaCap’s Portfolio Company Nuvei Acquires SafeCharge For $889 Million

Novacap, a Canada-based private equity firm, announced on Wednesday its portfolio company and payments tech platform Nuvei has acquired payment services SafeCharge International Group Limited for $889  million. According to Novacap, the acquisition creates a global leading payment solutions provider with significant scale, able to… Read More

The Canada Fintech Forum Returns to Showcase New Global Trends for Fintechs

The Canada Fintech Forum, a fintech event that is being held in Montréal, is set to host its seventh edition of showcasing the global trends of the fintech industry, as well as new applications of technology for the financial industry, and growing FinTech start-ups. “The… Read More

Nova Scotia Issues Investor Alert Against “aGifttoken” ICO Sale

The Securities Commission in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia has issued an alert warning local investors to be wary of a crypto project/ICO sale called aGiftoken, which is not licensed to sell securities in the region. aGifttoken is now selling a 10-20 million AGT tokens… Read More

Royal Bank of Canada Launches New Mobile Banking Experience For Students

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new mobile banking experience that is specifically for students. The RBC Mobile Student Edition was notably designed in collaboration with students to enable features that matter most to them. “The Student Edition hones… Read More

Kik Responds to SEC Enforcement Action: “the Commission’s Complaint reflects a consistent effort to twist the facts”

Kik Interactive has responded to the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) enforcement action alleging the sales of unregistered securities. The legal fisticuffs are being intently followed by the crypto industry and any decision may impact the entire US digital asset industry. Earlier this year, a… Read More

Oh Canada: First 6 Months Saw Canadian Fintech Firms Raise Nearly Double Year Prior, Cannabis and AI Investment Cools

In Canada, venture funding for early-stage firms cooled during the first six months of the year. Total amount raised by Canadian firms dipped by 13% in comparison to the same period year prior. The total number of deals declined from 280 in 2018 to 240… Read More

Lawyers, Auditors Awarded $1.6 Million for Dissolving Failed QuadrigaCX Crypto Exchange

Lawyers and representatives from auditing firm EY and various other personnel will be paid $1.6 million USD for their work dismantling QuadrigaCX, a Vancouver-based, Nova Scotia-administered crypto exchange that failed in January after the death of its founder in December. According to the CBC, presiding… Read More

Poho: Polymath Launches ERC 1400 Security Token Standard

Polymath Network has been somewhat quiet in the past few months but today the blockchain ecosystem has some news. Polymath has announced the launch of “Poho” a major upgrade to their protocol. According to a release, Polymath’s ST-20 standard is now compliant wit the ERC… Read More

Novogratz’ Crypto Merchant Bank, Galaxy Digital, Granted Underwriters License in US

Mike Novogratz’ ambitious crypto merchant bank venture, Galaxy Digital (TSXV: GLXY; Frankfurt: 7LX) has been licensed by FINRA to underwrite crypto-token offerings, which will lead to the, “expansion of its broker-dealer, Galaxy Digital Advisors LLC,” Galaxy Digital states in a press release July 24th. According to TechCrunch, Galaxy… Read More

Scotiabank Announces Bancassurance Strategic Alliance With Insurance Unit BNP Paribas Cardif in Pacific Alliance Countries

Scotiabank announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with BNP Paribas Cardif, the insurance unit of BNP Paribas, as part of its efforts to bring more customer-centric solutions to its customers in the Pacific Alliance Countries. According to Scotiabank, the partnership involves the development… Read More

Vancouver Blockchain Consultancy, Vanbex, Targeted in Additional Lawsuit

Vanbex, a Vancouver-based “blockchain consultancy” now contending with a formal fraud investigation and civil forfeiture actions, is now contending with a civil lawsuit brought by a former employee. According to Business Vancouver, lawyer Blair Hogg filed documents naming Vanbex Group Group, Inc., Vanbex Labs, Inc…. Read More

CSA, Canada’s Securities Administrator, May Regulate Crypto Exchanges

In keeping with its Business Plan 2019-2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) may, “adapt the current regulatory framework to address the unique challenges brought by crypto-assets that fall under the CSA jurisdiction.” At present, “There are currently no platforms facilitating…trading of crypto-assets that are regulated as… Read More

Working Capital Fintech Demica Forms Partnership with Bank of Montreal

Demica, a working capital Fintech, has announced an alliance with Bank of Montreal (BMO) to provide supply chain finance solutions for their clients. The partnership with BMO is the first with a bank in North America. BMO is the 8th largest bank, by assets, in… Read More

OnDeck Canada Announces Small Business Partnership With Coast Capital Savings

OnDeck Canada announced last week it has formed a new partnership with Canadian credit union, Coast Capital Savings, to accelerate online lending to Coast Capital small business members. According to OnDeck Canada, Coast Capital Savings small business members may now apply for term loan financing… Read More

DigiMax Capital Joins KoreConX’s Global Ecosystem

KoreConX announced on Wednesday the addition of DigiMax as an ecosystem KorePartner. DigiMax is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange through its parent company, DigiCrypts Blockchain Solutions. According to KoreConX, DigiMax Capital provides corporate advisory services to clients seeking to grow their businesses by… Read More

Royal Bank of Canada Announces Acquisition of Fintech Startup WayPay

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced on Wednesday it has acquired WayPay, a cloud-based payments fintech that offers business clients a best-in-class solution for accounts payable automation and payment optimization. RBC reported: “Many businesses are already planning the transition from paper cheques as manual reconciliation is… Read More

Canadian Fintech d1git Raises $3 Million in Series A Extension

d1g1t has raised CDN $ 3 million from Illuminate Financial Management as part of an extension of their Series A funding round, according to a release. In total, d1g1t has now raised CDN $ 12 million. Illuminate is a specialist VC fund focused on enterprise… Read More

Canadian Fintech Sensibill Secures $31.5 Million Through Series B Funding Round

Sensibill, a Canada-based fintech startup, announced on Monday it secured $31.5 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by AI-focused venture fund Radical Ventures. Founded in 2013, Sensibill notably works with global financial institutions to solve their customers’ point of management receipt… Read More

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