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DigitalBits Partners With Metalyfe Blockchain Browser

We are excited to announce the addition of Metalyfe to the DigitalBits partnership ecosystem. Metalyfe is a blockchain browser that allows users to regain control of their personal data generated via online activities. The current state of the internet sees large technology companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook collecting and profiting from valuable user data, without compensation to … Continued

Canada Could be Well-Positioned for the World’s Digital Asset Transformation

By: Alex Tapscott The recent price decline — a rare collision of factors — has proved that people overestimate the potential for technology short term and underestimate it long term Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have … Continued

How Companies Can Get Into Cryptocurrency

When it comes to cryptocurrency, individuals often have an easier time making a decision than a company. Where individuals only have to think about their personal financial goals and risk, companies may have a lot more at stake. There’s always risk involved but at the same time companies have many different avenues to get involved … Continued

Detailed Analysis of Decred Fork Resistance

Detailed Analysis of Decred Fork Resistance It is not a secret anymore that pure PoW networks are vulnerable to forking. We have witnessed the creation of several minority forked coins, most notably Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV. This post explains how the Decred network prevents minority forks, based on an analysis … Continued

Blockchain Technology IRL: More Than A Bitcoin

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government, and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day. While some ventures may fail, others could go on to become household names if blockchain proves itself to be as revolutionary as many are predicting. Recently, CoinTelegraph … Continued

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Canadian City Calgary Launches a Digital Currency to Boost Local Economic Activity

Calgary has become the first Canadian city to launch a digital version of its local currency. Known as the Calgary Digital Dollar, the digital currency will be used exclusively in the City of Calgary located in Alberta Province and will operate alongside the federal currency, the Canadian Dollar (or the loonie as it is popularly referred), Initially … Continued

Can You Use Bitcoin to Pay for Travel?

When most people think of buying tickets for a flight or making other travel-related purchases, they might reach into their wallet for their credit card.  But did you know you might be able to pay with a form of digital cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of digital cryptocurrency that serves the same function … Continued

New Brunswick Tricked Crypto Investors to Teach About ICO Fraud

New Brunswick’s Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) has created a fake website and ICO in a bid to educate investors on the danger of cryptocurrency scams. The FCNB created TydeCoyn.ca, offering Canadians the opportunity to invest in a “cryptocurrency token that marries tourism promotion and environmental activism.” The TydeCoyn “scam” The fake scam is … Continued

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Shyft Partners With Fintech Platform Uulala

Shyft, the global blockchain-based network that facilitates the secure sharing of attested and compliant data, has announced the signing of a Letter of Understanding (LOU) with Uulala, a social impact organization that aims to accelerate the financial inclusion of the under-banked. As part of this partnership, Uulala will become a strategic technology integrator on the Shyft … Continued

KPMG to Canadian Companies: Now is the Time to Invest in Blockchain

Audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP said that blockchain adoption is on the rise and that Canadian companies should take advantage of the emerging technology. In a recent press release, KPMG said the “fog around blockchain” is lifting as more companies look to the technology to achieve faster and more secure transactions, improve efficiencies in … Continued

Overstock CEO Plans to Sell Retail Business to Focus on Blockchain

Despite market fluctuations, one famous CEO is demonstrating his confidence in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Overstock’s Patrick Byrne has announced he will sell the retail side of Overstock, focusing in instead on his blockchain company and investment division. Byrne was an early supporter of blockchain and cryptocurrency leading Overstock to become the first major online retailer … Continued

Air Canada Partners with Winding Tree to Test Blockchain Air Travel

Air Canada recently followed Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, and others to partner with blockchain startup Winding Tree and join its blockchain-based air travel marketplace. Air Canada is set to join a decentralized, open-source platform, for travel agents to make more direct travel arrangements for their clients. The new travel distribution platform will give travel agents … Continued

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Head of the IMF Suggests Countries Issue Their Own Cryptocurrencies

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said governments should consider a central bank digital currency (CBDCs) to prevent fraud and improve financial services in both developed and developing countries. Lagarde, speaking at the Singapore Fintech Festival this week, said banks should work to create digital cash systems to keep up with private digital finance … Continued

Canadian Parliamentary Committee Calls for Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Canadian parliamentary finance committee, after conducting a review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), recommended three ways the Canadian government should monitor and regulate cryptocurrencies. While conducting the review, which began in February 2018, the finance committee held 18 meetings and heard testimony from 70 expert witnesses. The … Continued

Changing the World One Block At A Time

What if I told you the biggest innovation of the 21st century wouldn’t be Artificial General Intelligence, genetically engineering humans, or connecting our consciousness with a brain-computer interface to live forever, but instead… a digital chain of blocks. You probably wouldn’t believe me, and that’s why I’m not going to claim that! Instead, I’m going to … Continued

Interoperability Key in Blockchain Roadmaps for 2019

Next year could be another exciting one for blockchain as many projects mature and focus on interoperability. In 2019, the technology under development may see implementation across business and consumer technology stacks. Blockchain and cryptocurrency investors have had a year likely full of concerns over token price performance. Many are ready to see their investments, … Continued

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New Survey of Finds Significant Amount of Canadians Interested in Crypto

A new survey of 2,000 Canadian’s by comparison website Finder shows cryptocurrency use is increasing in Canada. It also reveals an opportunity for cryptocurrency proponents to convert a large proportion of Canadians who don’t yet understand the nascent industry. Increasing cryptocurrency use in Canada Finder found 16.55 percent of respondents had purchased cryptocurrency. If this statistic … Continued

Top Headlines from Devcon 4 Hosted In Prague

At Devcon 4, Ethereum revealed its plans to achieve Ethereum 2.0, an essential evolution if the blockchain is going to maintain its lead in the space. Devcon is the annual Ethereum conference for blockchain developers and researchers and often a forum for showcasing key developments for blockchain technology. This year’s Devcon 4 was held in … Continued

Bank of Canada Proves Blockchain Can Settle Equities in Project Jasper Phase III

The third phase of Project Jasper, a project first initiated in February 2017 with partners including the Bank of Canada, recently demonstrated that securities can be cleared and settled using distributed ledger technology (DLT). Previous iterations of project Jasper have focused on the clearing and settlement of high-value interbank cash payments. The full Phase III report has now been released.

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WinMiner Launches Altcoin Mining for Everyone

For anyone that has considered cryptocurrency mining, then dismissed it as being a complex prospect or potentially requiring additional hardware, WinMiner is a breakthrough. Remote or cloud-based mining is on the rise and usually requires either the lease of a mining machine hosted by the cryptocurrency mining services provider, running a virtual private server with … Continued

Mapping the Borders Between Digital and Physical for Marketing Success

By: Chanda Parashar, MLG Contributor This piece is part of a collaboration with MLG Blockchain Consulting,  a leading global blockchain development and consulting firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a distributed team across North America, Europe and Asia that is focused on building next generation applications using blockchain and smart contract technology.   What is Extended Reality … Continued

ELI5: The Ins & Outs of Blockchain Technology

Breaking down blockchain technology, and explaining it simply as possible. What if we could cure cancer, terraform mars, and triangulate the location of where Tupac was hiding all with one magical machine? Sounds too good to be true right, but really all you need is a blockchain… – Every media outlet that doesn’t understand blockchain … Continued