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Six Major Central Banks to Collaborate on Digital Currency Research

News The central banks of Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, European Union, Sweden and Switzerland created a group with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to jointly research central bank digital currencies (CBDC). According to a press release published by the Bank of England on Jan. 21..

Canadian Teen Charged for $50 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

News An eighteen-year-old from Montreal is facing four criminal charges connected to a $50 million SIM-swapping scam targeting cryptocurrency holders, Infosecurity Magazine reported on Jan. 17. The hacker, Samy Bensaci, is accused by Canadian authorities of being part of a ring that stole millions..

Canadian Regulator Issues New Guidance for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

News Canadian authorities have issued new guidance to determine which digital currency trading platforms fall under derivatives law. The Canadian Securities Administration (CSA) explained new provisions in the “Guidance on the Application of Securities Legislation to Entities Facilitating the Trad..

Canada’s DMG Blockchain Installs 1,000 New Bitcoin Mining Rigs for US Client

News Canadian tech company DMG Blockchain Solutions has installed 1,000 new Bitcoin (BTC) mining machines at its Christina Lake mining-as-a-service facility in British Columbia. Per a Jan. 6 press release, DMG has purchased the new miners from Chinese mining giant Bitmain, with the total power co..

Securities Regulator Says Crypto Investments Are Top Investor Threat in 2020

News Cryptocurrency investment is among the top five investor threats for 2020, according to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The NASAA, the oldest international investor protection organization, has officially announced the top five products or schemes likely to d..

QuadrigaCX Victims Request Proof of Gerald Cotten’s Death By Exhuming Body

News Canadian law firm Miller Thomson has made a request to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to conduct an exhumation and post-mortem autopsy on the body of Gerald Cotten, the deceased owner of the now-defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX. On Dec. 13, the Miller Thomson lawyers expl..

Binance’s Partner Allows Users to Buy Crypto with Credit Card in JPY and CAD

News Israeli-based fintech and cryptocurrency firm Simplex now supports two new fiat currencies — the Japanese yen (JPY) and the Canadian dollar (CAD). Following the addition, users at some of Simplex’s partner exchanges such as Binance will be able to buy crypto via credit cards using JPY and CAD..

Canada-Based Crypto Mining Firm Great North Data Files for Bankruptcy

News Canada-based cryptocurrency mining company Great North Data has submitted a bankruptcy filing, purportedly due to insolvency. As the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Dec. 4, Great North Data — which operated crypto mining facilities in Labrador City and Happy Valley-Goose Bay — f..

Canadian Venture Capital Firm Secured $320 Million to Invest in Fintech Startups

News Portag3 Ventures, a Canadian venture capital (VC) firm, has closed a second fund with around $320 million to invest in fintech startup companies globally. On Dec. 3, TechCrunch reported that the VC company received final commitments from institutional and strategic investors totaling $320 mil..

Zcash Donates $40K to Canadian Private Messaging Developer

News The Zcash Foundation, the firm behind privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC), has donated $40,000 to a Canadian private messaging developer. The Open Privacy Research Society, a non-profit group working on Cwtch, a decentralized metadata-resistant messenger, has received 1,044 ZEC from Zc..

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