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Canada Registers First Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Category: News

Canada Registers First Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

The B.C. Securities Commission provides registration and tools for First Block Capital Inc. to begin working as an exempt market dealer as a bitcoin investment fund. On September 6, the British Columbia Securities Commission announced that it would be allowing First Block Capital Inc. operational status. The investment fund seeks to be the first in Canada to allow investors to…

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Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies will not Survive without Regulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies will not Survive without Regulation

The Bank of Canada (BoC) released a paper in February 2017, explicitly stating digital currencies will not be able to survive in the future without government involvement. Researchers from the BoC examined the viability of digital currency for the years ahead. The researchers used previous examples of the Canadian National Currency notes as the starting point for the study. In…

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Fully Regulated Digital Cash Platform Launches in Canada

Category: Business, News, Regulation, Tech

Fully Regulated Digital Cash Platform Launches in Canada

Toronto-based financial technology startup nanoPay has launched MintChip, a digital cash platform and application, in a bold attempt to replace physical cash with digital money, based on an idea originally developed by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2012. The MintChip platform is currently available for download to all Canadian users and can be used to send and receive transactions without…

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Decentral to Launch Bitcoin Cards at Retailers Across Canada

Category: Press Releases

Decentral to Launch Bitcoin Cards at Retailers Across Canada

  DECENTRAL TO LAUNCH BITCOIN CARDS AT RETAILERS NATIONWIDE Decentral, Canada’s leading hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies, is excited to announce the nationwide launch of a new product that will enable Canadians from coast to coast to purchase bitcoin from local retail stores. Decentral Bitcoin Cards are the first of their kind in Canada. Available in denominations of $20,…

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Feature Interview: Netcoins Virtual Bitcoin ATMs Cater to “Tech-Savvy Demographic”

Category: Interviews, News

Feature Interview: Netcoins Virtual Bitcoin ATMs Cater to “Tech-Savvy Demographic”

Netcoins is a Canadian-based startup that has developed the world’s first “virtual” Bitcoin ATM. By offering no-cost entry for retailers into the Bitcoin space, the company aims to offer online and physical retail shops a new way of attracting tech-savvy customers that typically shop online. Netcoins was co-founded by Canada’s “Bitcoin Brothers,” Michael and Dominic Vogel back in 2014. The…

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Government-backed Digital Cash Platform MintChip Acquired by NanoPay

Category: Finance, News, Regulation

Government-backed Digital Cash Platform MintChip Acquired by NanoPay

MintChip, the world’s first regulator-friendly digital cash platform developed by the Royal Canadian Mint, has been acquired by Toronto-based loyalty and merchant payment solutions provider nanoPay. nanoPay combines customer identity, loyalty and payment information into single-use transaction tokens; a boon for merchants and data collectors. The digital currency product, unlike decentralized and independent currencies such as bitcoin, requires the existence…

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BitPay and Glidera Enable Canadian Users to Buy and Sell BTC with Copay

Category: Business, News

BitPay and Glidera Enable Canadian Users to Buy and Sell BTC with Copay

On October 20, BitPay partnered with bitcoin exchange and payment infrastructure provider Glidera Inc. to allow multi-signature wallet Copay users to buy and sell bitcoins directly from its mobile application. This week, BitPay announced the expansion of its Copay-based bitcoin exchange services across all provinces in Canada except Quebec. All Canadian bitcoin users can now easily purchase or sell bitcoin…

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Dominion Mining Company Investigated Under Canadian Securities Law (UPDATED)

Category: Business, News, Regulation

Dominion Mining Company Investigated Under Canadian Securities Law (UPDATED)

Dominion Bitcoin Mining Company Ltd. is set to undergo a securities hearing due to their “failure to comply” to the securities law of Saskatchewan, a province located in western Canada. The Saskatchewan government accused the bitcoin startup for “disobeying” their laws and publicly advertising and displaying securities on its platform without following the Securities Act and notifying the local regulators….

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Canada’s Scotiabank to Launch Digital Hub for Fintech and Blockchain Startups

Category: Business, Finance, News

Canada’s Scotiabank to Launch Digital Hub for Fintech and Blockchain Startups

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), the third largest bank in Canada by deposits and market capitalization, has announced its launch of a digital hub in downtown Toronto to lure in technological talent and innovation for the bank. The Scotiabank’s digital hub will focus on searching for innovative fintech startups and technologies that could potentially simplify banking and help optimize…

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