New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0’

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Two more Bitcoin exchanges get hacked, losing users’ virtual currency

Two more Bitcoin exchanges have gone down in this week, thanks to hackers who broke into their vaults and made off with digital cash. In a statement posted on its website, Flexcoin announced

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

#BitcoinITB Twitter chat recap – Should your business consider bitcoin payments?

Update by Candice So, March 20, 2014: We had a great time with today's Twitter chat, with lots of great questions raised and excellent insight coming from our participants. Check below for a

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Pony malware targeting passwords and Bitcoins uncovered

Correction: The original version of this story said there were attacks on 73,000 different websites. The correct number is 93,000. We regret the error. Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin fever: How Bitcoin lost battles but is winning the war

By Shawna-Kay Scarlett Bitcoins and virtual currencies alike have had their fair share of shine in the press, receiving raves for being the wave of future currency. On the converse, bitcoins and virtual

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Fueled

Are Bitcoins viable for Canadian businesses? Pros and cons

ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger Robert Burko was optimistic about bitcoin and adopted it as a valid payments method for his email marketing service last year. He believed in the upsides offered by the digital

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Robert Burko

#FollowFriday – Google+, Bitcoin, and leadership

For this week's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people we talked to while writing our stories. Whether they tweet on Bitcoin, Google+, or leadership, these three

Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin gives small businesses ‘control of their own money’

Anthony Di Iorio collected his first Bitcoin back in the summer of 2012, when one Bitcoin was just worth $11. Now, at the time of this writing, the value of a Bitcoin is

Published on: January 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Beyond Bitcoin: Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market cap

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Royal Canadian Mint readies its version of Bitcoin: MintChip

Mobile payments may edge a little closer to becoming commonplace in Canada, with the unveiling of the prototype of the MintChip, a digital currency that's akin to Bitcoin - only this currency was

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin help criminals launder money, McAfee report finds

With the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Second Life’s Linden dollars, it’s not just early adopters swapping their physical cash for Internet bits and bytes. A lot of criminals are taking

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Lessons learned from the ‘first publicly traded’ man

Kenneth Mike Merrill, also known as “kmikeym,” the first publicly traded person. Merrill is also an office manager, entrepreneur, and sometime artist. He has been his own personal stock market since early 2008.

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal