MintChip launch brings ‘digital cash’ to Canada

The digital cash platform originally developed by The Royal Canadian Mint is now live and being accepted by merchants in a Toronto neighbourhood, NanoPay Corp. announced this morning. The loyalty platform acquired Mintchip

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses would like to see more Bitcoin use, survey finds

Hundreds of Canadian merchants are enthusiastically accepting Bitcoin as a payment option, but disappointed by its low rate of consumer support, according to a recent study by forensic research firm CorbinPartners Inc. More

Published on: January 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The Mint’s alternative to Bitcoin is back after private acquisition

A digital currency developed by The Royal Canadian Mint has been acquired by a Toronto-based loyalty platform and will be returning to the market, according to an announcement made on Tuesday. Loyalty Pays

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada’s Senate urges cautious approach to regulating digital currencies like Bitcoin

Tread carefully when it comes to regulating digital currencies like Bitcoin – that’s the advice of Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce after a 14-month study of digital currency. Released

Published on: June 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

6 emerging security trends, from electric cars to the connected home

Dell has released its annual Threat Report, highlighting emerging threat trends and looking at the most common attacks observed in 2015. The report is based on research from Dell’s Global Response Intelligence Defense

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Living in the post-wallet economy

There was a time when people had to carry those bulky gold and silver coins wherever they went. Paper currency made it easier and finally internet banking and credit cards almost eliminated the

Published on: March 4th, 2015 Dave Landry Jr

Recap of #paytech2015 Twitter chat with Zooz

Yesterday, I took part in a fast paced and engaging Twitter chat on the future of mobile payments, hosted by Zooz, a company that develops technology for the modern enterprise that wants to optimize

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

Hackers force death of Canadian Bitcoin exchange

Digital currencies hold appeal to some enterprises, but the security of exchanges is a weak point. The latest to fall is Canadian exchange CaVirtex over what it says is a possible breach. On

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Netflix sends cease and desist letter to virtual border-hopping service

Netflix Inc. has sent a cease and desist letter to a paid service that allows users to bypass Netflix's geographic restrictions and access movies and television shows they wouldn't normally be allowed to

Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

Bank of Canada is considering digital money, official says

Even though the Bank of Canada is  concerned about the economic risks of a deregulated currency like Bitcoin, it's been looking into whether it could issue its own version of digital currency. According

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So

ITBusiness.ca to collaborate with Global Finance Conference

There was a time when what technology a company used was solely the concern of the IT department. But now it's a part of everyone's job to know what the latest technology is

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Six more Bitcoin ATMs to land in Toronto

Toronto may soon claim the title for the Bitcoin ATM capital of the world, if CAVIRTEX has any say in the matter. Today, the Calgary-based Bitcoin exchange and services provider announced it was

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Candice So

Virtual currencies have to be regulated, says security expert

There's no shortage of people who have opinions on the virtual currency called Bitcoin. This week alone you could find a headline on Mashable that read, "Retailers Who Take Bitcoin Love It," while

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon