Real estate crowdfunding in Canada: portal insights for 2017/18

Real estate and fintech have been integrating in exciting new ways in recent years. Real estate online investment or crowdfunding has been a sector that has attracted significant interest in the U.S. over

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Bret Conkin

Canadian banks, TMX, use open source blockchain pilot to process security settlements instantly

An ongoing pilot project is continuing to transform the Canadian financial infrastructure and recently proved that blockchain can instantly settle both cash and security settlements. The Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, TMX Group

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

The question IBM Watson’s global lead says AI companies need to ask, and soon

TORONTO - With artificial intelligence playing an ever-greater role in steering digital transformation, the global lead behind one of the world's best-known AI systems wants both developers and the companies adopting their work

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Re-decentralizing search engines will improve access to information, says SingularityNET CEO

TORONTO --- A decentralized internet, resembling the early days when no one had to rely on governmental and corporate servers, will not only improve basic search engine capabilities, but change how people access

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Alex Coop

One giant leap for blockchain – two organizations team up to document human artifacts on the moon

TORONTO - Humans haven’t mastered space travel, but 413,000 pounds of our stuff has managed to pile up on the moon. That’s why TODAQ Financial and For All Moonkind are partnering up to

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential to disrupt multiple industries. But it’s also catching the eye of the federal

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop


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