Tag Archives: Canada

ICOs Raised $160 Million in First Half of January, Report Says

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) completed in the first half of January have raised around $160 million. The figure was provided in a report by ICO rating service ICObench shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 18. ICOs completed by Jan. 15 have managed to raise about 33 percent of the combined amount raised in the previous month of December. Half… Read More »

BitMEX Denies Report of US, Québecois Account Closures and Correlated Volume Decline

Major crypto derivatives trading platform BitMEX says there are major inaccuracies in a recent media report that alleged the exchange was closing United States and Québec residents’ accounts due to a regulatory crackdown. Cointelegraph Japan reported the news on Jan. 16, following comments from a BitMEX representative. In detailed comments to CT Japan, BitMEX claimed there were as… Read More »

Canada Digital ID System Could Use Blockchain to Secure Data, Says Banking Executive

A Canadian banking group supports the idea of using blockchain technology as part of a digital ID system for residents, national news agency The Canadian Press reported via various local media outlets on Jan. 15. Speaking during a presentation at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto, chief executive of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) Neil Parmenter said… Read More »

Canada’s Elections Body Grapples with Bitcoin Donations

Canada’s elections agency, Elections Canada, has invited views on how to handle the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in political fundraising. Elections Canada Asks Political Parties for Input on Bitcoin According to iPolitics, Elections Canada has requested political parties to submit their opinions on the matter as the body prepares for elections in the next few months.… Read More »

BIS: 70% of Central Banks Involved in CBDC Research, Only Several Have Concrete Plans

A new report published on Jan. 8 by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has found that seventy percent of central banks worldwide are conducting research into central bank digital currency (CBDC) issuance. However, concrete plans for implementation and motivations vary considerably across contexts. The BIS is an organization based in Switzerland made up of 60 of the… Read More »

Number of Crypto ATMs Steadily Growing Amid ‘Crypto Winter,’ Data Shows

The number of new crypto ATMs around the world continues to grow despite the recent crypto market collapse, according to data. Crypto teller locator Coin ATM Radar presented the data in a report published Monday, Dec. 10. Coin ATM Radar’s information shows that in November, different ATM manufacturers opened 209 tellers around the world, and 68 of the… Read More »

Privacy Coins Like Monero Perfect For Buying Cannabis in Canada, Says Expert

Senior market analyst at eToro believes that privacy coin usage in Canada will “almost certainly” increase as the country has officially warned citizens to protect their personal information by buying cannabis with cash.  ‘Consider Using Cash’ The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a guidance document which addresses some of the concerns marijuana users need to address in regard… Read More »

Bitcoin Bomb Threats Target Educational Institutions, Businesses and Govt. Buildings in US, Canada

Advertisement Hundreds of government buildings, schools and businesses in the United States and Canada were on Thursday targets of extortionists who threatened to detonate explosives unless they were paid thousands of dollars in bitcoin. In most of the emailed bomb threats, the sender claimed that they had an associate who had planted an explosive device at the premises… Read More »

Bitcoin (BTC) Extortionists Hit U.S., Canada With Bomb Threats

Canada, U.S. Hit With Waves Of Bitcoin Threats Over the past 24 hours, businesses and institutions across the nations of Canada and the U.S. have been bombarded with bomb threats, from purported terrorists. According to messages distributed to media outlets, the group(s) sending these threats, issued through the medium of email, are looking for Bitcoin (BTC) in exchange… Read More »