Category: Opinion


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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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...


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Ask Amber: Are AML Clearance Certificates a Scam? No Comments

Hey Compliance Nerd! I got an email from a customer asking for an “AML Clearance Certificate” from us. The customer’s email said that this was something that their bank had requested, and that once they had it, they would start doing a lot more trading. They even sent us a link to a site that would apparently issue the certificate once background checks were conducted, but something didn’...


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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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The Demise of Television. How will money and media work in the future? No Comments

The nature of media, how it is created and how it is consumed changes constantly as technology moves forward. The distribution of media has been forever impacted by the Internet and the ability for people to instantly, flawlessly replicate media and send it anywhere in the World. This has created an array of products and services that have transformed the way we all consume information and entert...


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Why We Should Use Bitcoins No Comments

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Bitcoin is a pretty new type of currency which is gaining acceptance, but most people yet do not know why they need to take time to make use of it. In this article I will be discussing why using bitcoin is beneficial and why more people should start using them. Why use bitcoin? Listed here are reasons why it is worth spending time to participate in...


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What is Bitcoin Today? No Comments

What is Bitcoin Today? By Jeanie Freshie Thank you for spending your valuable time reading my article about Bitcoins. This is what I have found about Bitcoin so far... Bitcoin’s main characteristic, and thing that makes it totally different to conventional money, is the fact that it is decentralized. No institute controls the bitcoin network. This places many people at ease; since it impl...


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Floating on the Blockchain No Comments

  I sat down with the yogi, and asked him how awesome floating for Bitcoin is. Check out the Float House at www.floathouse.com The Float House is based in Vancouver, Canada, and was started by Mike and Andy Zaremba.  When they first heard about floating, only a handful of individuals and businesses were operating float tanks for the public to use. In fact, the Float House really sta...


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