Blockchain 

Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System

Walmart Canada — the retail giant’s Canadian branch — has rolled out an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The new system, which was developed in collaboration with blockchain company DLT Labs,  is designed to improve freight and payment processing, enabling users to automatically trace deliveries, verify transactions and handle payments and reconciliation. Integration with each company’s legacy systems The release further states that the network can be integrated with a business’s legacy system and “manages, integrates and synchronizes all…

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Blockchain 

Canada Pushes to Regulate Crypto Adoption, Forgoing Volatile BTC Past

Recently, Canada’s central bank has been leading working groups with global partners exploring a blockchain future. Their crypto presence has soared with Ernst & Young’s announcement that it is using Toronto to test its public government expenditure blockchain. But what is the cryptocurrency landscape currently like in Canada?  The history of crypto in Canada may seem as volatile as a token with a small market cap, yet mainstream use and adoption have been on a consistent incline since 2013, when Canadians started pushing mainstream adoption. Now, the Canadian government is…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bank of Canada Exploring Possibility of Launching a Digital Currency

Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money. The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in…

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Blockchain 

Canada Exploring Digital Currency to Track People’s Spending Habits

The Canadian central bank is reportedly considering launching a proprietary digital currency. Digital currency could share info with police and tax authorities On Oct. 16, news outlet The Logic reported that the Bank of Canada is exploring the possible opportunities and challenges related to launching its own digital currency. The central bank purportedly believes that a public central bank digital currency (CBDC) could be the answer to the direct threat that cryptocurrencies apparently present. The document, titled “Central Bank Money: The Next Generation,” was reportedly prepared for the current Governor…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Among Highest-Paying Industries in Canada

A recent report from the Canadian Digital Chamber of Commerce shows that salaries in the Canadian blockchain industry are amongst the highest in the country. Much needed legal clarity The Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada released its October report on the country’s blockchain ecosystem, showing insights into the health of the industry, current strengths and legal needs throughout Canada. The report collected data from more than 150 participants coming from the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, Canada’s government and academia. The study was conducted by the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) with…

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Blockchain 

Canada Revenue Agency Audits QuadrigaCX’s Corporate Tax Returns

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the country’s tax authority, is auditing the corporate tax returns filed by QuadrigaCX, the now-defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange.  CRA’s request for documents and information is significant According to an article by the Globe and Mail on Sept. 16, QuadrigaCX is now being audited by the CRA which has requested the tax returns from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2018. The Canadian exchange has been generating headlines ever since its CEO, Gerald Cotten, was declared dead in India without ever revealing the passwords to access…

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Bitcoin 

Coinsquare Partners with FlexaHQ to Bring Crypto Payments to Canada

One of Canada’s top crypto exchanges, Coinsquare, has partnered with United States cryptocurrency payments startup Flexa to bring in-store digital currency payments to Canada. In-store crypto payments in Canada The official Twitter account of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare announced on August 13 that the firm partnered with U.S.-based crypto payments startup Flexa. The partnership will reportedly allow the latter company to expand its in-store crypto payment processing services to Canada. Coinsquare noted: “One of the biggest hurdles in mass adoption for crypto is finding a way to let users spend…

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Blockchain 

Accenture to Sign Blockchain ID Deal With Canada, Netherlands and Aviation Players

Global accounting giant Accenture will sign a formal deal with Canada, the Netherlands and other parties to use blockchain in identifying travelers. The company’s managing director of capital markets, David Treat, confirmed the move at the Synchronize Europe conference in London on June 18, attended by a Cointelegraph correspondent. Part of its expanding activities in the blockchain sector, Accenture will team up with the Canadian and Dutch governments, as well as Air France-KLM, Air Canada and several airports under a new agreement. Treat will personally ratify the deal, called “Known…

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Bitcoin 

Canada: Vancouver Mayor Suggests Ban on Bitcoin ATMs

The city of Vancouver, Canada, is considering banning bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machines (ATMs) due to money laundering issues, the Next Web reported on June 5. The mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart, has reportedly suggested a complete ban on bitcoin ATMs in connection with the increasing number of money laundering cases. A police report cited by the Next Web claim that criminals could purchase a bitcoin ATM for their own needs for a few thousand dollars, and then deposit their cash into that ATM “as many times as required” to…

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Bitcoin 

US Regulator Joins Canada in Fining Blockchain Firm CEO for Securities Act Violation

Blockchain entrepreneur Alex Tapscott has been fined $25,000 by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC,) according to a filing on May 14. Tapscott is the CEO of NextBlock Global, and in the filing, the SEC said neither the Canadian company nor its securities had ever been registered with the commission. The 33-year-old and his company have also been ordered to cease and desist from committing further violations of the Securities Act. According to the SEC, NextBlock was founded by Tapscott and three others in June 2017 for the purpose of investing…

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