The Mint’s alternative to Bitcoin is back after private acquisition

A digital currency developed by The Royal Canadian Mint has been acquired by a Toronto-based loyalty platform and will be returning to the market, according to an announcement made on Tuesday. Loyalty Pays

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

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

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

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

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

Mint Wallet wins Royal Mint’s $50,000 digital cash challenge

An app that promises to be like “instant messaging for your wallet” is the overall winner of a developer challenge hosted by the Royal Canadian Mint.The MintChip challenge began April 4 and issued

Published on: September 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mint opens voting on future of digital cash

Canadians can now vote on what they consider the best ideas for the future of digital money in this country, the Royal Canadian Mint announced yesterday.The Mint announced a challenge for software developers

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Express IT: 3 ideas for the Mint’s MintChip digital currency

The Royal Canadian Mint is getting ready to roll out money version 2.0.The pilot project is asking developers to jump on board a challenge with a $50,000 prize. The task is to build

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Royal Canadian Mint reveals MintChip, issues $50,000 developer challenge

Hot on the heels of ditching the penny, the Royal Canadian Mint today announced a challenge for software developers to use a new digital currency technology.In a research and development effort, the Mint

Published on: April 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff