Category: Bitcoin


Bitcoin Airdrop 2016

Bitcoin Airdrop Initiative Expands across Canada and Globally No Comments

Last September, the McGill Cryptocurrency Club hosted a Bitcoin Airdrop during the McGill orientation week, after a partnership with ChangeTip enabled the club to give bitcoin to the incoming class of students. This September, the Blockchain Education Network is expanding the airdrop across Canada and the United States, thanks to a partnership with BTC.com. Student blockchain hubs in Toronto, ...



Blockchain Madness 2016 Powered by Purse

3 Canadian Universities Compete in First Annual Blockchain Madness No Comments

Starting on March 15th, the Blockchain Education Network is launching an elimination style trivia gameshow called Blockchain Madness. There are six Universities in total who are participating, including three in Canada and three in the United States, and competing for a bitcoin prize. Nicholas Abouzeid, the director of Operations of the Blockchain Education Network, commented on the event. ...


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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Ethereum Co-Founder to Address National Crowdfunding Summit in Closing Keynote No Comments

March 3, 2016, the 2nd annual National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Crowdfunding Summit will be held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Keynotes and panels at the summit provide insights about innovations in global finance and the sharing economy, impact investing, economic growth and market trends, regulatory updates and a fearless look at the future. This year's theme is "Th...


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Jamie Robinson from QuickBT Discusses the Canadian Bitcoin Ecosystem No Comments

The bitcoin community has grown substantially since the beginning of 2009. As the community grows, so does the number of businesses that build the bitcoin infrastructure. Many early bitcoin businesses stop being able to compete and fade into oblivion. The ones who have stuck around though have become the foundation of the industry. QuickBT is one of those businesses that has stuck around in Canada...


Students in the College Cryptocurrency Network at a conference

Dean Masley explains the rebranding of the College Cryptocurrency Network No Comments

Recently, Dean Masley, the executive director of the College Cryptocurrency Network announced that the network was rebranding to the Blockchain Education Network, to better represent the new direction of the network. The College Cryptocurrency Club is a non-profit network of bitcoin clubs around the world that collaborates, shares ideas and helps spread the grassroots bitcoin movement on Universit...


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Cryptocurrency Christmas – Bitcoin for the Holidays No Comments

What's the proper cryptocurrency Christmas gift for the Bitcoiner who has everything? If you're having difficulties finding the perfect gift for the cryptocurrency enthusiast in your life, here are some suggestions to help your search: For the Caffeinated https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/258099948/doge-coin-shibe-cryptocurrency-theme   For the Fashionista https://www.etsy.com/ca/li...


NewsBTC CA Amber

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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