VersaBank President and CEO David Taylor in front of the VersaBank Innovation Centre of Excellence in London, Ontario. Photo submitted.

Published: February 1st, 2018


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

CryptoKitties, Crytek gamify blockchain technology

If mining for cryptocurrency doesn’t sound appealing, maybe buying and selling virtual cats will. As the hype around cryptocurrencies continues to rise, game developers are beginning to gamify blockchain technology. One of the

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told ITBusiness.ca during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

From mobile devices to blockchain and securing everything: Welcome to the new BlackBerry

NEW YORK - BlackBerry has completed a dramatic shift from being one of the world’s most well known mobile device manufacturers, to becoming one of the top global software and security companies. Speaking

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Top Three “Killer Apps” for Blockchain in Insurance

In the insurance industry, the “killer app” for blockchain has little to do with Bitcoin or any currency substitute, according to a diverse group of Insurance company participants at the InsureTechTO conference recently

Published on: November 7th, 2017 Jim Love

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain technology API

Mastercard is taking a bet on blockchain, officially revealing its blockchain technology complete with open API. For its blockchain solution, Mastercard focused on four principles: privacy, flexibility, scalability, and reach. It will be

Published on: October 20th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New global study finds AI may create more jobs than it kills

New global research indicates artificial intelligence may create more jobs than it replaces, countering fears the technology will be the twenty-first century’s biggest job killer. In Capgemini's survey of 993 companies that have

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Christine Wong

Blockchain supercluster bid hopes for $50 million ‘carve out’

Several of the most well-known names involved in blockchain technology development in Canada are behind a $50 million bid for the Liberal government's $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. The main organizers behind the

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson