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Crypto Really Is Cool in Israel

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech have taken the stage in Israel. The country’s first dedicated cryptocurrency investment company has launched two funds, expecting to raise $50 million in assets under management. Moreover, an Israeli mining company eyes an public offering in Canada. Bear Market? Whatever… Despite 2018’s declining prices, Israel’s top leadership has long considered issuing a state-backed digital currency,… Read More »

Study: ‘Compliance Trilemma’ Limits Potential of ICOs

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are facing a regulatory “compliance trilemma,” according to a recent study funded the government of Canada and the University of British Columbia (UBC). To prepare the report, the research team investigated the ICO space over the course of six months, focusing primarily on North America, but also delving into some other countries and jurisdictions.… Read More »

Israeli Crypto Mining Firm Files for IPO in Canada

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Israeli cryptocurrency mining company Bitfarms wants to become a public company in Canada. According to its press release, the mining company revealed that it had filed a preliminary prospectus with the Ontario Securities Commission, as it commences with the regulatory process for offering public shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Bitfarms, the crypto mining… Read More »

Canadian House Finance Committee Recommends Crypto Regulation to Prevent Money Laundering

The Canadian House Finance Committee has recommended that the government start regulating cryptocurrencies to prevent money laundering, Canadian digital newspaper iPolitics reports Nov. 14. According to iPolitics, the Canadian House Finance Committee suggested that cryptocurrencies should be regulated during its review of the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), which occurs once every five… Read More »

Canada, UK, Singapore Central Banks: CBDCs Would Reduce Risks in Cross-Border Payments

Central bank digital currencies (CDBCs) can help improve counterparty credit risk for cross-border interbank payments and settlements, according to a new in-depth report jointly published by the central banks of Canada, the U.K. and Singapore, Nov. 15. A CBDC is a digital currency issued by a central bank whose legal tender status depends on government regulation or law.… Read More »

Canadian Bank Announces Digital Safety Deposit Box for Crypto Exchanges and Investment Funds

VersaBank, formerly Pacific & Western Bank of Canada, announced one of its subsidiaries has completed beta testing for its digital safety deposit box and is now entering the commercialization phase, which will include the offering of digital safe keeping as well as multi signature services for cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto-based investment funds.Canadian VersaBank Announces Digital Safety Deposit Box for Cryptocurrency… Read More »

Canadian Holding Firm to Acquire EXMO Crypto Exchange Per Letter of Intent

Canadian holding firm GoverMedia Plus Canada will acquire U.K.-based crypto exchange EXMO per a recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), according to a joint announcement published Nov. 13. The LOI reportedly enables GoverMedia to exclusively negotiate the transaction within the next 180 days. Upon the completion of the transaction, the joined entity will continue to conduct business… Read More »

What Bear Market? Major Bitcoin Mining Farm Goes Live in Canada

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The bitcoin mining facility that DMG Blockchain Solutions announced it was building in British Columbia, Canada in July is now operational. Though the full capacity of the facility is 85 megawatts, initially only 60 megawatts will be made available at the operation that occupies 27,000 sq. ft. The power that the Mining as a… Read More »

Canadian VersaBank to Launch Uncheckable “Deposit Box” For Crypto Firms

A press released on November 08, 2018 details that the Canadian Versabank subsidiary is launching “VersaVault”. The new “Digital Vault” was first announced as the “digital safety deposit box” in early 2018 to attract crypto clients to its new tool. Since it aims at pulling new crypto exchanges and funds, the product is designed to provide storage on… Read More »