Canada’s Senate urges cautious approach to regulating digital currencies like Bitcoin

Tread carefully when it comes to regulating digital currencies like Bitcoin – that’s the advice of Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce after a 14-month study of digital currency. Released

Published on: June 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Hackers force death of Canadian Bitcoin exchange

Digital currencies hold appeal to some enterprises, but the security of exchanges is a weak point. The latest to fall is Canadian exchange CaVirtex over what it says is a possible breach. On

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

Bank of Canada is considering digital money, official says

Even though the Bank of Canada is  concerned about the economic risks of a deregulated currency like Bitcoin, it's been looking into whether it could issue its own version of digital currency. According

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So

Six more Bitcoin ATMs to land in Toronto

Toronto may soon claim the title for the Bitcoin ATM capital of the world, if CAVIRTEX has any say in the matter. Today, the Calgary-based Bitcoin exchange and services provider announced it was

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin needs to get consumers on its side, enthusiasts say

This week, Amazon.com Inc. announced it won’t be considering accepting Bitcoin. The reason? It’s not in demand among its customers, according to an Amazon spokesperson. “Obviously it gets a lot of press and

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Candice So

Selling the MintChip project could be a win for cryptocurrency

Updated Apr. 8 at 4:06pm ET by Candice So to include comments from Ingenico S.A. The Royal Canadian Mint is stopping work on building a digital currency, and putting its current efforts up

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

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

#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

SecureKey to provide MintChip digital currency with PIN

Toronto-based startup SecureKey Technologies Inc. is going to provide user authentication for the MintChip, the Royal Canadian Mint’s first foray into mobile payments. The startup will be building a security layer on top

Published on: February 20th, 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

#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