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? … Continue reading Ask Amber: Grace Period for MSB Licenses from Quebec’s AMF?
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 … Continue reading Ethereum Co-Founder to Address National Crowdfunding Summit in Closing Keynote
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/listing/255088701/bitcoin-necktie-cryptocurrency-mens-tie For the Hipster https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/255647072/bitcoin-bow-tie-cryptocurrency-mens For the Pocket https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/255545047/bitcoin-pocket-square-cryptocurrency … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Christmas – Bitcoin for the Holidays
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 … Continue reading Voluntary FINTRAC Reporting
Hey Compliance Nerd! I run a Canadian digital currency company, and we’re having a really hard time getting a bank account. We’ve talked to a few banks, and most tell us that they don’t deal with Bitcoin companies (which is a bit crazy given all of the news about banks investing in Bitcoin). Recently we … Continue reading Banking Woes
Has the Internet of Things yielded the Hackerproof Phone? Of course nothing is hackerproof but it’s always interesting to see how companies try to innovate in this space. Blockchain technology continues to grow as the potential solution to all of the World’s computing problems but can it change the way we use our cell phones … Continue reading Has The Internet of Things Yielded The Hackerproof Phone?
What is a dApp? Decentralized apps are a new type of software program designed to exist on the Internet in a way that is not controlled by any single entity. Where bitcoin is a decentralized value exchange, a decentralized application aims to achieve functionality beyond transactions that exchange value. Many types of decentralized apps are starting to … Continue reading Decentralized Apps for Beginners – What is a dApp?
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 … Continue reading NewsBTC Canada Welcomes Bitcoin News Writer Jeanie Freshie
We covered the Ethereum Frontier launch at Decentral in Toronto but that’s only where the fun began. Ethereum is one of the most anticipated cryptocurrency projects to launch since the blockchain was invented and there are many eager speculators and developers waiting to see what will happen next. For those who bought Ethereum during the … Continue reading Ethereum Trading in Canada Using Canadian Exchanges
So you want to sport some Bitcoin (or cryptocurrency) pride but want to go beyond the standard Bitcoin T-shirt with a logo? Well we have scoured the artistic internet in search for the perfect combination of style and message. Here are our findings: For the intellectual… “Hard Labour” vs. “Smart Labour” http://www.bitcoinpride.com/view/12/hard-labor-t-shirt For … Continue reading 6 Bitcoin T-Shirts That Go Beyond Logos