Coinsquare acquires Toronto-based cryptocurrency wallet startup BlockEQ

Cryptocurrency buy and trade platform Coinsquare has announced the acquisition of the Toronto-based digital wallet startup BlockEQ to expand its reach in the world of digital currency. The acquisition was closed for $12 million CAD and

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Facebook bans pages associated with far-right groups; UK and Canada summon Zuckerberg; Bitcoin turns 10

Trending on Reddit, Facebook has decided to ban individual accounts and pages, as well as any pages associated with the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys. This comes after members of the Proud

Published on: November 1st, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Canadians using Bitcoin for investment purposes, Bank of Canada says

More Canadians are now using Bitcoin, but it's mainly for investment purposes, according to a Bank of Canada study. The central banking agency released a report this month stating that Canadians are also

Published on: July 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality officially dead; Bitcoin worth less than half its 2017 value; Amazon under fire for Chinese factory conditions

Federal net neutrality is officially dead in the U.S. A cyber attack lowers BitCoin’s value to around $7200. And working conditions at Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn are causing headaches for another tech giant

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Should the NHL adopt goal line technology? – Tech in Sports Ep. 42

All the latest sports tech news, including Twitter broadcasting ESPN's Sportcenter, Steph Curry trivia, betting with Bitcoin at the Kentucky Derby, and more! Plus, after several controversies in recent weeks, we discuss whether

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs


Bitcoin-based tax fraud ramping up in Canada, expert says

Fraud campaigns during tax season are nothing new, but according to the VP and country manager for Symantec Canada, it’s at an “all-time peak” in Canada, and fraudsters have fallen in love with

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Exploring the most innovative sports tech at CES 2018 – Tech in Sports Ep. 27

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including first down marker cams, virtual reality at the upcoming Winter Olympics, an app to improve your

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending: Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

Cryptocurrency becomes easier, no more cash, and payment data improves businesses Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! My first prediction in this new year, is that cryptocurrency will be easier for the

Published on: January 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Best sports stories of 2017 – Tech in Sports Ep. 24

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a hockey player paid exclusively in Bitcoin, a fan-controlled football league, the top mentioned Canadian athletes

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin surges to $5,000, subway scans for bombs

Could airport style scanners work in a subway station? A racist website just can’t find a new host. And Bitcoin is making some people rich, but definitely not me. From Facebook - Can

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Recap of Bracing for blockchain: What it means for business [#ITWCchats]

Update: Thanks to all of our guest experts and other participants for joining the chat today! There was some great discussion and even some debate. Please scroll down to find a quick summary

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

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