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Blockchain Research Institute Announces Partnership with Tectonic Advisory Services Inc.

Blockchain Research Institute Announces Partnership with Tectonic Advisory Services Inc. Alliance will bring blockchain research insights and knowledge to the healthcare industry Toronto, CANADA; January  17, 2018–  The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today announced a partnership with Tectonic Advisory Services Inc. (Tectonic), with the goal to expand its focus to, and membership in, the healthcare community. The … Continued

SmartRefer: The World’s First Blockchain Job Referral Marketplace Wins At DisruptiveTO 2017

SmartRefer received The People’s Choice Award at the 2017 DisruptiveTO Pitch Competition in Toronto, Canada. PRESS RELEASE: TORONTO, Canada, Dec. 26, 2017 —SmartRefer, a referral, and diversity hiring marketplace for technology professionals, received a big thumbs-up from the public, finishing 2017 with a bang. After an electrifying pitch competition hosted by The Rai Stone Agency, SmartRefer took … Continued


Kochava Launches OnXCHNG Partnership Program For First Blockchain-Based Digital Advertising Platform

Digital Turbine, AppLift & Others To Take Part In Steering Crypto-Verified XCHNG’s Roadmap Direction PRESS RELEASE: SANDPOINT, Idaho, Dec. 13, 2017 — Kochava, the leading digital advertising attribution and marketing analytics platform, today launched OnXCHNG, the partnership program for the industry’s open source blockchain framework for the digital advertising ecosystem, XCHNG. To kick off the program, … Continued

Blockchain Expo North America 2017 – What Stood Out?

Nov 29, 2017 – Santa Clara, CA – After months of planning and preparation, we finally arrived in Santa Clara to start our journey at the Blockchain Expo North America. The conference was full of tech enthusiasts lining up to get their passes and learn about the numerous exciting projects that continue to multiply in … Continued

Bitcoin Jumps 1,000% This Year!

Bitcoin rises by $2000 in one day! Then it falls by just as much the very same day. Is the digital currency here to stay? Or a volatile, unproven and unbacked currency that’s doomed to fail? Coindesk’s Nolan Bauerie gives Richard his two cents.

Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Sales Tax?

By: Aaron Grinhaus – Grinhaus Law Firm The use of Cryptocurrencies in Canada continues to gain popularity, but as its use cases proliferate, the regulators, including the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), are struggling to provide answers for how certain rules and taxes should apply. One such answer which remains elusive is what the tax consequences of mining … Continued

Ontario Securities Commission Takes It’s First Crack at Regulating a Token Generation Event

By: Aaron Grinhaus – Grinhaus Law Firm Many of you may recall that in March 2017 the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”), on the coat tales of its American counterpart, released “Staff Notice 46-307 – Cryptocurrency Offerings” (the “Notice”). We discussed the possible effect of the Notice in a previous blog posting “In the Matter of Token Funder Inc.” decision … Continued

Sponsored: SMS Is No More

So, Why Are You Paying For It? “People don’t send SMS messages anymore because instant messaging apps offer 10 times the service value,” says Audrius Vrubliauskas, the CEO of BirdChain. If you have not heard of BirdChain yet, you will soon. Why? If you have a mobile phone with a service plan, BirdChain will help … Continued

Electroneum: Under the Magnifying Glass

In July 2017, Electroneum Ltd. was formed and officially took control of the Electroneum(ETN) project. ETN has been developed by an experienced team of software developers lead by Richard Ells & James Atkinson. Richard Ells is a serial entrepreneur with a history of building successful digital businesses. Over 20 years ago he founded and grew SiteWizard, a … Continued

Chain Core: Enterprise-Grade, Open Source Software to Support Modern Financial Networks

Written By: Krunal Billimoria On: November 8, 2017 In our current financial systems, while assets such as currencies and securities appear to seamlessly be transacted with the help of software and the internet, there is an underlying complexity to the system: typically involved in clearing, reconciliation, and settlement of these assets in outdated structures. This system has many … Continued

SimplyVital Health Secures Contract with the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital

PRESS RELEASE: SimplyVital Health (SVH), the healthcare company streamlining medical data storage and sharing using blockchain technology, has announced a partnership with Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital (BJI). Through its blockchain-based ConnectingCare platform, SVH will manage and analyze total hip and total knee joint replacement patients from first appointment to final treatment, … Continued

Metropolis Part 2: Constantinople and What It Brings to Ethereum

After a successful integration of the first part of the Metropolis Hard Fork, Byzantium, Ethereum has it’s eyes set on Constantinople. The second part of the Metropolis hard fork will introduce new features and may finally include the foundations for the Casper Proof-of-Stake. Foundations for Casper According to the most recent Ethereum Core Dev Meeting, … Continued


Five Key Drivers Impacting Ethereum Over The Medium Term

I was recently browsing questions on Quora regarding Cryptocurrencies, and one group of questions that particularly stood out and made me think for a bit were “What are some predictions for the Ethereum price by 2018”? How can you come up with an educated estimate or a forecast for a price of a given cryptocurrency … Continued

Introduction to Ethereum’s Casper Proof-of-Stake

With Ethereum’s DevCon 3 starting today in Cancun, Mexico, developers from around the world will be asking questions about the future of Ethereum’s blockchain. One upgrade that will be under the spotlight is the much-anticipated switch from the current Proof of Work consensus algorithm to Proof of Stake (PoS). In development since 2013, the Casper … Continued

First Major Canadian Banks Join The Blockchain Research Institute

Toronto, CANADA; October 25, 2017 – The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) today announced two leaders in the Canadian financial sector as its newest members. Toronto-Dominion (“TD”) Bank and CIBC, two of Canada’s “Big Five” banks, have joined the BRI with 30 other major companies to support the BRI’s exploration of the strategic issues regarding this new … Continued

Sponsored: Spectiv VR is the Alpha Dog

Why Spectiv VR’s November Release is Something You Need to Be a Part of We’ll get you up to speed as fast as possible. Once upon a time, Virtual Reality (VR) was a distant dream. Years later, a kid in his garage made VR a powerful dream again. Then, the industry sputtered and struggled as tech … Continued

Head to Head: Neo (NEO) & Ethereum (ETH)

Ever since the birth of Bitcoin and blockchain, there has been various types of blockchains developed to serve and address different sectors and industries. This creates endless opportunities for the applications of blockchain technology. These chains can either be private or public and can be used in finance, law, healthcare and education. The blockchain has … Continued

Are CryptoCurrencies Securities?

Are Cryptocurrencies securities? By: Aaron Grinhaus – Grinhaus Law Firm The recent explosion of crowd sales for Blockchain based businesses has resulted in the raising of tens of millions of dollars through the sale of cryptographic coins and tokens, known as cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year tech companies enjoyed free reign as this method of crowd … Continued

Sponsored: Banking on Blockchain

Sponsored Article For a while now, there have been whispers on how blockchain will be effectively incorporated in the banking sector. For those who have been overly skeptical regarding those possibilities, Fiinu is set to quench this doubt. Finnu is the first bank to harness blockchain technology specifically on its credit disbursement operations. Notably, the … Continued

Blockchain Research Institute Announces 16 New Members

Think-tank’s founding membership grows to forty-four, with an expanded research  program of seventy projects on the strategic issues of the blockchain revolution October, 4th 2017  Toronto, Canada The Blockchain Research Institute announced today that 16 new organizations have joined as Founding Members. Funded by companies and governments worldwide, Blockchain Research Institute is a multi-million dollar … Continued

Triggers Might Have Prevented Las Vegas Shooting Massacre

Last night a gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival (a country music concert) in Las Vegas, Nevada. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured during this tragedy. According to ABC15, over 270 mass shootings have occurred in the United States this year … Continued

Newly Added ICO’s Worth Mentioning on Coinmarketcap

According to Coinschedule, more than $2.2 billion USD has been raised via ICO’s in 2017. This may be the reason why ICO’s ( Initial Coin Offering) are gaining a great deal of attention from countries like China, South Korea, Russia and the United States of America. Some have banned ICO participation altogether, while others are … Continued

ACEBUSTERS | Poker on the Ethereum Blockchain

SPONSORED: Cryptocurrencies are changing the way we live, learn, work and now the way we play! Acebusters is a decentralized poker platform (DApp) that will change the game of online poker for the better. Acebusters was initiated by Johann Barbie, an Entrepreneur, and Technologist who has experience in the field of crypto. The team also consists of … Continued

The Real Value of Blockchain Unexplored

Over the last month, there has been an influx of people asking me for advice on cryptocurrencies. One major problem I discovered was that most of the individuals that had asked me for advice have heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other altcoins, but had no understanding of Blockchain. Little do they know that cryptocurrencies exist … Continued