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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

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

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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.

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

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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

The Cryptocurrency Boom – A Year Later

A year ago, one Bitcoin would have cost around $7,500 CAD. Two months later one Bitcoin was worth nearly $26,000 CAD. A year later, Bitcoin slumped to under $9,000 CAD. To say Bitcoin has experienced price volatility is an understatement. Amidst that boom and volatility, the world found out what a cryptocurrency is. During this … Continued

How Dentons Canada’s Tracy Molino is Modernizing Finance with Blockchain

Blockchain technology continues to receive praise and interest from financial institutions looking to better their services and improve global remittance. While the technology is not yet the global standard, Canadian champions like Tracy Molino are building the framework for a world where that may soon be the case. As part of a regular series, Coinsquare … Continued

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Ally, Powered by Skrumble Network, Announces 100K Users

Blockchain powered decentralized application for P2P communication acquires significant user base, on track for mainstream adoption TORONTO — (October 26, 2018) — Skrumble Network (SKM), the world’s first public chain for decentralized communication-centric connections and financial transactions, today announced that Ally, its first decentralized application (dApp), has accumulated over 100,000 users, in turn becoming one … Continued

Dash Enhances User Experience with Uphold Integration into Dash Wallet

Integration will allow Dash Wallet users to buy and sell Dash directly from the wallet with Visa and Mastercard, or directly from a bank account in the United States and European Union PRESS RELEASE: Las Vegas, NV — October 23, 2018 — Dash, the leading cryptocurrency for payments and e-commerce, has announced that Uphold, the leading digital money platform, … Continued

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Blockchain: The Future of Smart Home Automation & Security

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.   “Automation has been at … Continued

BRI Welcomes Ten New Industry Leaders to Its Membership

Toronto, CANADA; September 4th, 2018 – The Blockchain Research Institute today welcomed over ten new members, bringing the total membership to nearly 70 leaders in enterprise, government and blockchain technology. New members include Cisco, ExxonMobil, Intuit, JumpStart, Procter & Gamble, Reliance Industries, and Tata Consultancy Services. Also included are a number of Blockchain Pioneers, a membership category dedicated to … Continued

World Economic Forum Finds Blockchain Could Enable $1 Trillion in Trade

A white paper published by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with global consulting firm Bain & Company, found that blockchain’s distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and other “fourth industrial revolution” technologies offer new efficiencies to SME’s and emerging markets involved in global trade. These improvements in efficiencies could lead to a $1 trillion dollar improvement … Continued

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RBC and WWF Monitor Canada’s Fresh Water Supply on Blockchain

Watersheds, or water catchment areas, supply vital fresh water supplies which are both important parts of our environmental ecosystem and sources of our eventual fresh drinking water. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada are supporting a blockchain project that could help to protect valuable water resources. WWF Canada’s … Continued

CryptoCanucks Podcast Episode 3: Presearch

Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform. In a world where one company controls 77% of all searches, influencing trillions of dollars in spending, shaping perceptions and effectively acting as the primary gatekeeper to the Internet, a new, open … Continued