Hashtag Trending – Amazon partners with Best Buy; Blockchain may help space travel; Abu Dhabi to get hyperloop by 2020

Amazon has a new partnership with Best Buy, NASA is looking at blockchain technology as a way to help with deep space travel, and Abu Dhabi is getting an operational hyperloop by 2020.

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Digital Transformation Conference and Awards speaker roster adds Alex Benay, Tony Lacavera

Two more high profile speakers have been added the agenda of ITWC’s second annual Digital Transformation Conference and Awards slated for downtown Toronto on August 14. Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer for the

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Steve Proctor

Toronto girls school hosts blockchain hackathon to inspire interest in STEM fields

What were you doing at 16? The last few weeks have seen teenagers across North America make headlines as they continue to speak out on social issues, and it's become abundantly clear that

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

IBM Think 2018 at a glance

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

SecureKey announces blockchain-based identification service Verified.Me

SecureKey Technologies Inc. wants to help financial services firms harness the blockchain to verify their users. On Wednesday, the Toronto-based authentication firm announced that fintech Sun Life Financial Inc. had become the latest

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Blockchain-powered safety deposit boxes can store your cryptocurrency, says Versabank

People who collect cryptocurrencies typically do so to move away from traditional banking systems, but Versabank is welcoming them with open arms. “We’re a very unusual bank,” David Taylor, Versabank’s president and CEO

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada to pilot new blockchain-powered ‘digital identity’ prototype for air travel unveiled in Davos

The Government of Canada, World Economic Forum, and other global partners are testing a new concept in border security that will let travellers digitize their personal information and share it with airport and

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Bitcoin or bust – How Canada’s crypto-mining market booms while other blockchain solutions remain nascent

On its surface, the massive, decentralized ledger of information known as the blockchain is a wondrous innovation in information registry and distribution: At its centre is the concept of owning your digital identity

Published on: January 20th, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM and Maersk want to use blockchain to improve global trade

A pending joint venture between Maersk and IBM looks to improve cross-border supply chains across the world with the help of blockchain technology. The two companies announced Tuesday they are joining forces to

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Kodak enters blockchain and cryptocurrency market with KodakOne, KodakCoin

Kodak has jumped on the blockchain bandwagon. In a licensing partnership with Wenn Digital, Kodak announced Tuesday the launch of the KodakOne image rights management platform and KodakCoin, a new token that will

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Why Tony Lacavera is investing in the blockchain

Venture capitalist and Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera thinks Canada has a bright future in blockchain, and he's putting his money where his mouth is. A year after supporting the launch of artificial

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver cryptocoin mining company enters into $26 million deal, adds 5,000 mining rigs to arsenal

Less than a month after entering the Canadian stock exchange and a $26 million bought deal with Eight Capital, a Vancouver-based cryptocurrency mining company will soon be on the receiving end of 5,000

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

How legal marijuana will be distributed with blockchain

As the legalization of marijuana in Canada inches closer, companies are tapping into blockchain technology to help distributors, and provincial governments, minimize fraud and potential criminal activity. Budbo, a California-based analytics company focused

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop