Category: Analysis


Amber D. Scott, Compliance Nerd

Ask Amber: Grace Period for MSB Licenses from Quebec’s AMF? No Comments

Hey Compliance Nerd! I want to start serving clients in Quebec. I've already got a respondent, since I don't have offices in Quebec...  but my respondent is telling me that it could take as long as six (6) months to get a license under Quebec's MSB Act?!? What's up with the time that this takes?  Is there a "grace period" or something that would let me start serving clients ASAP once I've submi...


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New Proposal Can Change Digital Currencies Laws in Europe No Comments

A new proposal was announced by the European Commission that can drastically change the environment for digital currencies in the European Union. This is after Bitcoin was determined by the European Court of Justice to be treated in the same way as traditional money. In a statement they released that bitcoin transactions "are exempt from VAT (value-added tax) under the provision conce...


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Voluntary FINTRAC Reporting No Comments

Hey Compliance Nerd! We buy and sell Bitcoin and a few altcoins in Canada, but we’re not a regulated entity under Canada’s AML rules. When we think that something shady is happening, we stop dealing with certain customers… Should we also be telling anyone about it if we suspect that there may be money laundering involved? We’re not sure who to talk to, and we want to make sure that we...



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Canadian Bitcoin Markets No Comments

This has been an intense week (or more) for the value of bitcoin. The rollarcoaster ride has been going on for a couple of weeks now. Here are a few snapshots of what things have looked like over the past 10 days in the Canadian bitcoin markets and beyond: First There's Bitfinex... The steady rise followed by that big drop. Note the volume spikes. Now let's look at BTC-e... ...


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NewsBTC Canada Welcomes Bitcoin News Writer Jeanie Freshie No Comments

NewsBTC Canada welcomes our newest regular bitcoin news writer and contributor Jeanie Freshie. She will be writing articles and providing insight about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency from the perspective of the "regular person" who uses Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Jeanie's background is in writing and business and her perspective will provide a fresh view of how we look at Bitcoin in the "rea...



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Charting Canadian Bitcoin Trading – Market Snapshot Comparison No Comments

We have gathered some information about the past week's activity in Bitcoin trading. This has been a hectic week with some shocking new territory having been hit. Take a look at the charts below that cover 10 days worth of activity from two popular USD markets compared to CAVirtex. Here's a snapshot of Bitfinex taken on August 28,2015: Here's a snapshot of BTC-e taken on the same day: ...


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Canadian Bitcoin Markets No Comments

From time to time we will be taking a look at the Canadian Bitcoin (and some altcoin) markets and how they are performing in comparison to others. Aside from the difference in dollar value the Canadian markets for cryptocurrency tend to follow the same trajectory as other International markets but they are not as subject to quick variances like other, larger exchanges. Two of the highest volume...


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