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Decentral Inc. - Canada's Leading Blockchain Startup

Decentral Inc. - Canada's Leading Blockchain Startup

A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER OF DECENTRAL INC. Decentralization is a buzzword with bite; decentralization is the future of computing, of finance, of the Internet. Decentralization is changing the very fabric of the global economy. Decentralized technologies power trust-less, frictionless, efficient networks and markets by enabling people to create, store, transfer and receive value from friends, strangers, colleagues, businesses, anyonewithout the assistance or cost of traditional middlemen. As a result, every sectorfrom marketing to manufacturing, from healthcare to energy, from law to accountingis being disrupted. Do join us in our mission to create opportunity and empower individuals around the world. Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, Decentral is an innovation hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies. Decentral is home to Canadas first two-way Bitcoin ATM and host to community-driven events in the domains of fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralized technologies. Founded and led by Anthony Diiorio, Decentral has spawned the decentralized smart contract platform Ethereum and the blockchain interface Jaxx.io. Continue reading >>

Beyond Cryptocurrency: There Are New Blockchain Opportunities For Smbs

Beyond Cryptocurrency: There Are New Blockchain Opportunities For Smbs

Beyond cryptocurrency: There are new blockchain opportunities for SMBs Practical applications for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency are emerging. Thats a different prediction than even a year ago. Deloitte's Duncan Stewart remains skeptical about the investment opportunities in bitcoin. There are no blockchain companies that are profitable or have millions in revenue.Ted Rhodes / Postmedia file photo When the Bank of Canada and payments giant Moneris last spring threw cold water on a blockchain trial as a potential clearance system, Canadian startups could have been forgiven for feeling deflated. But Canadian blockchain entrepreneurs might have cause for renewed optimism with the emergence of potential applications in a range of industries beyond such cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin as well as new investment vehicles. In late August, blockchain guru Alex Tapscott told Bloomberg that NextBlock Global Ltd., a blockchain-directed venture capital fund, plans to raise $50 million in an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange later this fall. Meanwhile, four Canadian blockchain industry groups in June applied to the federal government for funding to establish a supercluster that would finance new R&D and attract startups. While Bitcoin is almost a decade old, theres been a surge this year in the issuance of new cryptocurrencies, including one in August by Montreal-based Impak Finance, according to Coin Market Cap data, which estimates there are over 800 in circulation now. Much of this activity depends heavily on the maturation of blockchain technology and platforms, such as Switzerland-based Ethereum, and has fuelled this sectors wild west reputation as a haven for speculators. Blockchain systems are digital ledgers that store encrypted transaction information in networks of specially Continue reading >>

Equibit: John Mcafee Joining Toronto-based Blockchain Security Startup (mcafee: Definitely Not)

Equibit: John Mcafee Joining Toronto-based Blockchain Security Startup (mcafee: Definitely Not)

By Jessica Vomiero Canadian Startup News November 24, 2016 Equibit: John McAfee joining Toronto-based blockchain security startup (McAfee: definitely not) UPDATE: BetaKit has spoken with McAfee, who says Equibit is misrepresenting his role. See the end of the article. BetaKit has also reached out to Equibit CEO Chris Horlacher for comment. McAfee and Associates founder John McAfee has joined a Toronto-based startup called Equibit as its Chief Security Officer, according to a report from VentureBeat . Equibit Development Corporation (EDC) specializes in the safe issuing of shares and protecting trades from hacks. The startup also handles other client services such as voting and registering new stock owners through its decentralized blockchain technology. EDCs applications combine Bitcoin protocols with the companys own blockchain, Equibit, to provide clients with a secure, peer-to-peer trading platform. In an unusual arrangement, McAfee will be reporting directly to the board rather than the CEO. While McAfee founded McAfee and Associates in 1987, he left the company in 1994. The company was later sold to Intel for $7.68 billion. Were honoured and thrilled to be working with John McAfee, said Equibit CEO Chris Horlacher, who has an extensive background both in financial services management and entrepreneurship. With his input and ongoing guidance, EDC will continue to set the security standard for blockchain services. We share his unwavering commitment to IT security and, with his help, will continue to push the boundaries of whats possible in this industry, Horlacher said. Horlacher said that McAfees primary role will be that of an internal auditor, adding that this is the reason he will be reporting to the board rather than the CEO in keeping with industry best practi Continue reading >>

Announcing L4: A Home For Blockchain Startups In Toronto : Ethereum

Announcing L4: A Home For Blockchain Startups In Toronto : Ethereum

This weekend at the ETHWaterloo hackathon we announced L4 Ventures ( ). L4 is a fund and "incubator" space in Toronto. We provide funding, office space, mentorship from industry experts, and a positive community of likeminded people. Our current team (we're growing!) is: Dmitry Buterin, Ethan Wilding, Jason Matthison, Jeff Coleman, Josh Stark, Liam Horne, Richard Moore, Vitalik Buterin, and Vlad Martynov. A bit about our philosophy: One value we all share is a focus on the long term. We're not chasing the latest fad (today, ICOs). We want to work with teams building exciting new tech that makes a major contribution to the ecosystem. We're especially interested in projects that apply mechanism design in blockchain technology (i.e., cryptoeconomics ). In addition to recruiting teams to join our space, our core team is working on some internal projects. On Friday, we announced that we are working on State Channels, a project led by Jeff Coleman and Liam Horne. More details will be released in the coming months. If you're working on an ethereum app and looking for funding or other resources, get in touch: [email protected] - we want to hear from you! Continue reading >>

Blockchain Of The Vanities? Sibos, Swell And Stellar Troll In Toronto

Blockchain Of The Vanities? Sibos, Swell And Stellar Troll In Toronto

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto Oct 19, 2017 at 10:00 UTC |UpdatedOct 20, 2017 at 08:00 UTC In the latest sign that the blockchain sector has reached peak hubris, two much-anticipated conferences devolved this week into what can only be described as elaborate trolling. But for those following the run-up to the events, the result is unlikely to be a surprise. When distributed ledger startup Ripple announced it would host an event called Swell , aimed at uniting financial leaders to discuss trends and strategies, it was hardly coy about its intent. What might have seemed pretty innocent on the surface showed its true colors whenRipple decided to have the event in the same city, on the same days as Sibos, the flagship annual conference that its incumbent competitor has been putting on since 1978 . As a result, the city of Toronto played host to an all-out grab for attention, one where none of the players involved were willing to let the others have their day. But, the publicity did have its benefits, and it does seem to have favored the startups if attendees are any indication. "It's more fun over here," one Swell attendee said to another, both of whom had passesto attend Sibos. Even onstage attendees and online commentators were forced to recognize the situation. When Swift CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt poked fun at Ripple , describing one of his initiatives as "not a swell, but a tsunami," Ripple's chief technology officer Stefan Thomas sent it right back on Twitter, retorting: "To the future victims of @SWIFT's 'tsunami' - @Ripple will be here to help rebuild." But in other ways, Ripple's PR offensive didn't work. For one, big-budget keynotes, such as those for the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee didn't fill the room (fo Continue reading >>

Blockchain Startups Make Up 20% Of Largest Crowdfunding Projects

Blockchain Startups Make Up 20% Of Largest Crowdfunding Projects

Blockchain startups make up 20% of largest crowdfunding projects The list of top crowdfunding campaigns is becoming increasingly blockchain dominated as of late. As a quick refresher, the concept and structure of a blockchain was first introduced to the world in the bitcoin whitepaper in 2008, written under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Generally, a blockchain is a public, distributed database of time-stamped blocks of transactions (including various data) on its network. With this series of blocks, anyone can view the entire history of transactions across the ledger and come to consensus on its current state. The design of Satoshis open-source bitcoin blockchain inspired many to contribute to the bitcoin codebase and many to start working on their own extensions of the software. See: Fintech Firms Are Taking On the Big Banks, but Can They Win? A few years later, Ethereum, a new blockchain structure, was introduced. The Ethereum blockchain was designed with a built-in fully fledged Turing-complete programming language, allowing users to code custom smart contracts into its blockchain. Thus, Ethereum functions as something of a distributed computer running diverse programs and applications continuously worldwide (including those that have nothing to do with money at all). And its Ethereums launch that seems to have sparked the uptick in big blockchain crowdfunding campaigns, since without Ethereums own crowdfunded launch of its decentralized app platform, the next four blockchain companies listed wouldnt even exist. Now, lets take a look at each of the individual blockchain ventures that have ranked in the top 25 of crowdfunding campaigns. Ethereum s crowdsale was conducted via the sale of Ether (ETH) , the underlying token used to operate the Ethereum platform . Ethe Continue reading >>

How Canada Can Be A Global Leader In Blockchain Technology

How Canada Can Be A Global Leader In Blockchain Technology

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article outlines some of the conclusions from a 2016-17 research project conducted by the Tapscott Group on behalf of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and written by Don and Alex Tapscott. The full report is available here . The first era of the Internet was based on information and content being available anywhere and any time. Now, the second era powered by blockchain technology is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that will help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Blockchain is a distributed ledger in which anything of value can be stored, ranging from money, stocks, bonds and intellectual property, to votes, art, music, loyalty points, carbon credits, health-care records and student accomplishments. Even our identities can be stored, transacted, communicated and managed securely and privately. In addition to revolutionizing financial services, blockchain will be the foundation for integrating into our economy technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things and robots. Governments will shift their computer systems to blockchain. Even the Canadian dollar could become a digital dollar based on blockchain. In Internet parlance, this is "1993" for blockchain. In 1993, we talked about the information highway and how it would transform every aspect of our society. And it did, dramatically. The coming decade will see blockchain technology affecting the way we do business, govern, communicate, manage our affairs and build value. There will be astonishing creative destruction. Could the second era of the Internet be c Continue reading >>

Toronto Councillor: City Should Be Ahead Of The Wave Of Blockchain Tech

Toronto Councillor: City Should Be Ahead Of The Wave Of Blockchain Tech

Toronto Councillor: City Should Be Ahead of the Wave of Blockchain Tech February 02, 2018, 11:56:35 AM EDT By Jessie Willms, Bitcoin Magazine Toronto City Council voted today to invite the public to make "deputations" to the City Executive on March 19, 2018, about why and how blockchain technology and new cryptocurrencies can be integrated into the way the city does business. The motion was introduced by Councillor Norm Kelly , who believes that Toronto is already well on the way to being an international innovation hub, and that the use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies could fast-forward this process. In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine , Councillor Kelly said: "Toronto is a world class city and well placed to be one of the premier innovation centres in the world. We have startups and talented innovators right here that are working on the frontier of the new digital revolution." Kelly noted that the city has fallen behind other Canadian jurisdictions in exploring the possibilities opened up by the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. "The Ontario and federal governments and some of our banks are already running pilot projects to see what practical applications can come from using blockchain technology," Kelly said. Both the provincial and federal governments are exploring putting digital IDs on the blockchain so that each citizen would have only one ID. The Canadian government's National Research Council is using the Catena Blockchain Suite, built on the Ethereum blockchain, to make government research grants and funding information more transparent to the public. "I'd rather be ahead of the wave than behind it," Kelly said . Among other use cases, Kelly wants the city to consider whether Toronto residents should be able to use cryptocur Continue reading >>

Toronto Blockchain Tech & Startup Jobs

Toronto Blockchain Tech & Startup Jobs

25,774 of the worlds best tech companies and startups are hiring on AngelList Only companies you apply to will see youre looking for a job.Your current boss wont know. Full stack developers are an integral part of the AION blockchain team. Their contribution is pivotal to our team's brainstorming, decision-making and product development process. You are ultimately working on the software that enables... Full Time Toronto Java Javascript API HTML/CSS/Javascript The Lead Developer Evangelist is at the core of the AION Network ecosystem. You will collaborate with AION builders and industry thought leaders at AION and the broader blockchain community to form a deep understanding of the future direction... Full Time Toronto Javascript Distributed Systems Full Stack Development Ethereum Looking for an awesome Blockchain Engineer to expand our Blockchain team.If you were involved in any capacity with any past ICO already launched and closed, that's a huge plus. Role can be remote. You need to be familiar with Ethereum... Full Time Toronto Bitcoin Ethereum Cryptocurrencies Solidity Looking for experienced ICO Advisors who can leverage their network and help us in fundraising strategyBonus if you are- Part of 3x completed successful ICOs- Bonus if in the industry of E-commerce, Media, AI, BlockChainCompensation in... Contract Toronto Remote OK Ethereum Blockchain ICO Responsible for building the platform, following a roadmap of use cases, with great quality and keeping it lean. The chosen professional must also review the IT architecture and provide a long term technical vision.By managing the platform... Full Time Toronto Oshawa Project Management Financial Services REST APIs You love challenges and learning about new technology. You code in multiple languages and are not afra Continue reading >>

Btl Group Ltd.

Btl Group Ltd.

Bringing chain connecting solutions to industry with Interbit's next generation blockchain Interbit is a blockchain development platform designed for business innovators and developers to quickly and easily incorporate the best of blockchain capabilities into enterprise applications. Privacy isnt just about encryption. Interbit ensures that data is only available to those who should see it. Businesses need platforms that can scale to hundreds of thousands of transactions per second. Interbit is built to scale. Interbit does not require developers to learn new programming languages, special tools or even have deep knowledge of blockchain technology. Interbit is a next generation blockchain platform. Its unique chain joining capability between thousands of Interbit blockchains enables scalable security, data integrity and privacy. The Interbit platform includes a suite of APIs and smart contracts that allow application developers to quickly and easily incorporate the best of blockchain into enterprise applications. Applications powered by Interbit can drive enormous efficiencies by reducing or eliminating the effort and costs of conventional processes by which multiple parties/systems interact with a common data set. BTL is already working with global organizations in the following sectors: We understand that blockchain technology wont solve every business problem, but through our extensive client engagement across these sectors globally, we have identified countless use cases, and completed several successful Proof of Concept projects. To explore your use cases or discuss how Interbit can add value to your organization please Contact Us . Cross-border settlement platform proof-of-concept was successful The first of its kind blockchain based cross-border settlement solut Continue reading >>

Blockchain Canada: Connecting Canadian Blockchain Innovators In Canada.

Blockchain Canada: Connecting Canadian Blockchain Innovators In Canada.

Keep Canada at the forefront of emerging blockchain and decentralized technologies. Blockchain Canada was founded on the premise that blockchains have the potential to transform many aspects of Canadas financial, social, and governance systems in ways that make them more decentralized, open, and equitable. Such transformations, however, will affect all Canadians and its important to ensure that all classes of stakeholders (private, public regulatory, academic, and more) are connected in open conversations about how use this science to benefit Canadians and build Canada as leader in blockchain technology. Connect Canadian blockchain conversations, research, and development Conversations about blockchains and their role in Canada are happening, but they often occur in silos and disconnected communities. Lets connect those communities by addressing some underlying questions: Who is doing innovative work on blockchain tech in Canada? What are the business, social and political ramifications of blockchain applications? Which academic institutions are doing research on blockchain and decentralized technologies? Where is that research published? What are the relevant government regulations about cryptocurrencies? How is our government balancing regulations with innovation? Where does one go to learn more about blockchains and how it affects Canadians? And what assistance (financial, intellectual, business, and otherwise) is available to help build blockchain-based startups? As this not-for-profit grows and brings more partners to the table those questions and issues will be addressed. Join us to help share information and make Canada a great blockchain ecosystem. Please contribute to the Blockchain Canada Ecosystem survey to include your Canadian Blockchain project, product o Continue reading >>

Toronto's Fintech Ecosystem: 74 Companies Reshaping Canada's Financial Services Industry

Toronto's Fintech Ecosystem: 74 Companies Reshaping Canada's Financial Services Industry

Toronto's FinTech Ecosystem: 74 Companies Reshaping Canada's Financial Services Industry Canada has been recognized as one of the best markets to build and test innovative FinTech solutions , and the province of Ontario, in particular, has among the highest concentrations of tech firms outside Silicon Valley , thanks in part to cheaper costs and the cluster of Toronto and Waterloo area universities producing engineers and developers. In fact, Toronto hosts ~12,000 financial firms and 360,000 finance workers and makes up 37% of Canadas total GDP, which makes the province a strong economic driver for the nation. Toronto has also been noted as North Americas second-largest financial services hub after New York . According to the Toronto Financial Services Alliance ( TFSA ), with 50% of the countrys approximate 60,000 FinTech employees, the Toronto region offers one of the most highly educated workforces in the developed world. TFSA also emphasizes the hallmarks of Toronto as the capital of Canadas financial services industry Toronto is the headquarters for: Two of the worlds largest life insurers; Three of the top 60 global pension funds; Nine of Canadas top 10 mutual fund companies; Third-largest equity exchange (TSX) in North America and the seventh in the world. The Toronto region is also the Canadian headquarters for some of the worlds leading wireless and telecom companies, including Cisco, Ericsson and Alcatel, and for world-leading software and data analytics companies such as HP, IBM and Microsoft. Companies whose technologies support the financial services sector have found an ideal North American location in Toronto. More than 13,000 Tech companies in the Toronto region, from startups to global technology leaders, deliver hardware, software, and communications s Continue reading >>

Bitcoin, Blockchain Startups Cashing In On Cryptocurrency Frenzy

Bitcoin, Blockchain Startups Cashing In On Cryptocurrency Frenzy

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Bitcoin logos are displayed at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show, in New York. The investor frenzy driving Bitcoin prices to precipitous heights trading at over $16,000 (U.S.) a piece Wednesday is playing out on stock markets as well, as companies shift focus to cryptocurrencies to get in on the latest boom. "People are trying to surf off the wave of bitcoin by strategically changing their name," said Jean-Philippe Vergne, co-director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Western University. "There's always been a strategic use of these market hype cycles." Hive Blockchain Technologies Ltd. has been making the most of the heightened interest, announcing plans Wednesday to raise as much as $100-million to buy more digital currency mining hardware. The financing comes after the company had already raised more than $80-million since announcing in June it was changing its name from Leeta Gold Corp. and its focus to cryptocurrencies, prompting its share price to climb from about 29 cents before its restructuring to about $3.69 midday Wednesday. Smaller players have also jumped into the fray recently. Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. was until October a thinly-traded company called Carrus Capital Corp., but with its name change and shift in focus to investing in a range of cryptocurrency opportunities its stock price has doubled and it's trading activity is up considerably. Block One Capital Inc. was known as Essex Angel Capital Inc. until it announced in early November that it was changing its name and directing new investment capital into the blockchain sector. The company's share price went from about 25 cents before the announcement to a high of Continue reading >>

Startup Figures Out How To Put Tomatoes On Blockchain

Startup Figures Out How To Put Tomatoes On Blockchain

Startup figures out how to put tomatoes on blockchain System can track tomato ripeness, colour, flavour and crops, and give farmers better access to information. IBM says it has the technology to show where produce came from within seconds.(Joe Raedle / GETTY IMAGES) Intrigued by how blockchain was changing finance , an ex-banker at Wells Fargo & Co. and a former executive at Nasdaq Inc.began looking for other opportunities. They looked at applying the technology to insurance, law, even music. Raja Ramachandran and Phil Harris met when they were both working on Wall Street, in 2005, after Citigroup Inc. acquired electronic trading company Lava Trading. The pair remained friends for more than a decade and decided to leave finance to start Ripe.io, which uses blockchain in agriculture and has big aspirations to weave it through the food supply chain. We left financial services to find a more meaningful application of blockchain . We knew it was going to be profound, Harris said. As Ramachandran put it, they stumbled on food. The next step for Ripe was a pilot project on Wards Berry Farm, a 180-acre farm southwest of Boston, where the fields overflow with carrots, baby beets, bok choy, chard, kale, cabbage, sweet potatoes, onions, radishes, fava beans, squash, pumpkins and zinnias, which farmer Jim Ward keeps in rotation because his wife loves it when he brings them home to her in a fresh bouquet. Added to that lineup this year: blockchain tomatoes.Beginning in August, their ripeness, colour and sugar content were tracked step by step, reducing spoilage and documenting the supply chain. My job is to gain control of as many variables as I can, Ward said on a recent blustery fall day on his farm in Sharon, Mass.Standing in a field of vines studded with sensors connected to Continue reading >>

First Blockchain Company Goes Public On Toronto Stock Exchange

First Blockchain Company Goes Public On Toronto Stock Exchange

First Blockchain Company Goes Public on Toronto Stock Exchange Canadian blockchain technology startup Blockchain Tech Ltd (BTL) has been successfully listed on the VentureBoard of the Toronto Stock Exchange, with the tracker BTL (TSXV:BTL). Canadian blockchain technology startup Blockchain Tech Ltd (BTL) has been successfully listed on the VentureBoard of the Toronto Stock Exchange , with the tracker BTL (TSXV:BTL). The Toronto stock Exchange Venture listing is a part of an initiative from its newly raised US$1.5 million funding round to invest in proprietary blockchain technology and its core software. Through the improvement of its technologies, Blockchain Tech Ltd aims to establish itself as the key game-changer of the international FinTech movement, and support financial institutions as well as banks to utilize the blockchain technology to bridge conventional payment systems to new generation transaction settlement networks. Today represents an important milestone for BTL. We are proud to be the first blockchain technology company to be listed on the TSX Venture it is a phenomenal achievement. Critically, we believe this move further validates our assumptions for blockchain technologies, and allows us to maximise our reach, connecting with businesses across the globe. In relation to todays announcement, Blockchain Tech Ltd has also launched a blockchain-based remittance platform called Interbit , allowing users to send international remittances with lower transaction and conversion fees. The firm is targeting multiple billion dollar remittance industries, including the UK and Canada market, which settled more than US$23 billion remittances in 2011 alone. Using the newly released Interbit platform, anyone from the U.K and Canada will be able to send remittance with Continue reading >>

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