Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Cryptos, blockchain high on agenda for Aug 16 FinTech Canada forum

FinTech Canada, an annual conference in Toronto on August 16, will include panel discussions on global impacts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and on digital currency exchanges. Big companies such as Google, IBM, MasterCard and Amazon will be represented with an agenda largely taken up by cryptocurrency and blockchain issues. One of the about three dozen speakers […]

National Bank and Luge Capital to participate in a $1.75 million investment in Canadian fintech leader Flinks

National Bank and Luge Capital have announced a $1.75 million investment in Flinks, a leading Canadian fintech founded in Montreal. This investment is part of a first round of financing that Flinks will use to accelerate growth and market an AI-powered risk assessment solution based on the transaction habits of end-users and the health of […]

Canadian Fintech Industry Set to Witness Strong Grow: Report

The Canadian fintech industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years and is expected to continue to expand exponentially as collaborations between fintechs and traditional financial institutions, new and improved regulations, and leadership in the financial services space continue to stimulate fintech innovation in Canada, according to a new report by Global Risk Institute titled […]

Montréal gets fintech hub

Finance Montréal has ahhounced announce the creation of the Montréal FinTech Station with financial support from the Government of Québec. The Montréal FinTech Station’s mission will be to support the development of new businesses in the financial technology sector as well as help major financial institutions with their digital transformation. This new physical space, which is set […]

Fintech VC fund Luge Capital opens with $75-million backing from Caisse, other Quebec institutions

A new Canadian venture-capital fund focused on financial technology, and seeded by several top finance institutions operating in Quebec, has opened for business with $75-million in backing and two tech-sector veterans as partners. Luge Capital, created last October, with a commitment of $25-million each from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Desjardins Group, […]

Empire Startups Toronto 2018 FinTech Conference – June 27

Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of […]

Fintech firm Plaid expands into Canada

The San Francisco financial technology infrastructure provider, Plaid, has announced it is expanding sales of its full application programming interface suite into Canada. This includes electronic funds transfer authentication and Auth endpoint. Plaid’s main business is connecting user bank accounts to financial applications. The Canadian expansion is the beginning of Plaid’s effort to provide services worldwide. […]

Province of Ontario examining cryptocoin trading platforms

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is examining the activities cryptocurrency trading platforms that are operating in the province. According to OSC, any platform offering cryptocoin trading had to determine whether it was a marketplace. Marketplaces must comply with rules governing exchanges or alternative trading systems. OSC claims that ICOs present investor protection issues. The exchanges and ICOs […]

Canadian speed skater the first athlete to get paid in cryptocurrency

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen recently became the first athlete to be paid in virtual money when he struck a one-year sponsorship deal with ONG Social, a social network and crypto community, and CEEK VR, a developer of virtual reality experiences. The double world record-holder plans to share his Olympic journey on the ONG Social […]

Canadian Official Calls On Google To Ban Crypto and ICO Ads

Jason Roy, senior investigator for the Manitoba Securities Commission in Canada, has asked Google to follow Facebook in its advertising policies and ban all ads that relate to crypto and ICO. Roy said that regulators have been in talks with Google regarding their concern and are waiting for Google to follow Facebook and enact a […]