Canada

Canadian Venture Capital Firm Secured $320 Million to Invest in Fintech Startups

Portag3 Ventures, a Canadian venture capital (VC) firm, has closed a second fund with around $320 million to invest in fintech startup companies globally. On Dec. 3, TechCrunch reported that the VC company received final commitments from institutional and strategic investors totaling $320 million. The funds will allow the company to make early-stage investments in …

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Zcash Donates $40K to Canadian Private Messaging Developer

The Zcash Foundation, the firm behind privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC), has donated $40,000 to a Canadian private messaging developer. The Open Privacy Research Society, a non-profit group working on Cwtch, a decentralized metadata-resistant messenger, has received 1,044 ZEC from Zcash, the organization announced on Dec. 3. As described by Open Privacy, Cwtch is a platform …

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Canada’s Largest Bank Mulls Crypto Exchange After Bitcoin Ban — Report

A Canadian bank, which banned its clients from buying Bitcoin (BTC), could now become the first in the country to launch a cryptocurrency exchange.  As innovation economy news outlet The Logic reported on Nov. 11, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is now rumored to be considering the plans. RBC reportedly planning multifunctional exchange RBC …

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Canadian Regulators Seize Crypto Exchange Reportedly Owing $16M to Clients

Regulators in the Canadian province of British Columbia have shut down the Vancouver-based Einstein cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release on Nov. 4, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) reported that it had taken action against the Einstein cryptocurrency exchange, which apparently owes more than $16 million to its customers, according to CBC news. Following …

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OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it …

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Canadian Markets Regulator Gives 3iQ Green Light to Offer Bitcoin Fund

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ will now be able to offer Canadian retail investors a regulated, publicly-traded Bitcoin (BTC) fund. Bitcoin fund available to retail investors by end of year In an Oct. 30 press release, 3iQ announced that it had received a favorable ruling from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) in regard to its …

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How Blockchain Can Help Doctors Take Better Care of You

The current health care system — from its arduous processes to its lack of coherency — prevents doctors from providing patients with the best care and negatively impacts the care they already deliver. Medical professionals are burdened with attempting to coordinate health care in a system that simply isn’t designed for it. Around the world, …

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ICOs Are Dead But ICO Scammers Are Immortal

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The initial coin offering may have all but died, but the ICO scammer marches on regardless. Whereas legitimate projects have to wrangle with all kinds of challenges including the strength of the market, generating value for investors, creating a real product and actually delivering on the promises they make, the soulless scammer …

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Canada’s Blockchain Sector Wants Legal Clarity, New Report Shows

Canadian blockchain companies want to know where their government stands on the crypto space, a new report commissioned by the Canadian Digital Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) shows. The report – one of the first to take a comprehensive snapshot of Canada’s blockchain ecosystem – sheds new light on the country’s nascent crypto firms, who appear …

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