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Elections Canada Launches Consultations On Cryptocurrency Contributions

With just months to go before the next election, the agency tasked with policing the federal political fundraising is polling the parties on how to deal with contributions made via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency platforms. In a notice posted online earlier this week, Elections Canada notes that “with interest in cryptocurrency on the rise, political entities have requested guidance on accepting contributions … Continued

XRP to be Used by Regulated UK Bank

The UK-based bank has announced it will use both Ripple’s xRapid software and the cryptocurrency XRP for cross-border payments this year. Ripple has already revealed a number of new banking partnerships in 2019 and now works with over 200 banks and financial organizations. Euro Exim Bank, a registered and regulated bank, will use xRapid to … Continued

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Canadian Blockchain Company Helping Further eSports Development for Sri Lankan Gamers

Nova Scotia-based technology startup Ubique Networks, Inc. partnered with Sri Lanka’s national telecommunications provider Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) to use blockchain to power eSports for Sri Lankan gamers. Originally reported by gaming new site Gaming Post, the two parties signed a formal agreement in November 2018 at the Sri Lankan-based Canadian High Commission. Zero Game Lag On … Continued

LinkCoin- The First Exchange to Offer Tether USDT Trading in Canada

As Cryptocurrency markets continue to face unprecedented volatility, investors are actively looking for financial instruments to protect themselves from this fluctuation. One of these instruments is Tether, the stable coin that claims, for every one token they circulate into the market, they also place one US-Dollar into its’ reserve, helping the token maintain its stable … Continued

Bicameral Ventures Invests In New Aion-Powered Blockchain Browser Metalyfe

Toronto-based Metalyfe announced earlier this week that it has received a strategic investment from Bicameral Ventures. Led by Kesem Frank, also the co-founder of Aion and Nuco, Bicameral targets companies building on the Aion platform. While terms of the investment were not disclosed, Metalyfe will be compensated in Aion tokens (currently trading around 0.174110 USD at the … Continued

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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