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Last Revised: January 31, 2019
This is an ever evolving and growing directory of active (or beta) online financial technology platforms and service providers in Canada including sectors such as blockchain, crowdfunding, alternative finance, real estate, P2P lending, regtech, insurtech, aggregators, consultants and ecosystems. To request to be listed in the directory you need to be a member of NCFA and also email us directly with your request at casano@ncfacanada.org and we'll do our best to make updates periodically. To become a member of NCFA please click here.

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TypeNameDescriptionBaseURL
Service ProviderAccesswireFlat Fee News DistributionUSSite
PortalArt Market CanadaCreative and Artistic ProjectsONSite
PortalArtsFunding.caCrowdfunding for the ArtsONSite
PortalATB BoostRCrowdfunding for local businesses in AlbertaABSite
Service ProviderBennett Milner Williams ConsultingCrowdfunding consultantABSite
Lending PortalBorrowellLoans for responsible CanadiansONSite
Equity PortalBrixReal Estate Equity crowdfunding ONSite
Service ProviderCanadian Media FundCanadian Crowdfunding ResourcesONSite
PortalChimpCanadian CharitiesBCSite
Service ProviderCoinPaymentsIntegrated payment gateway for cryptocurrencies and ICO marketplaceBCSite
Service ProviderCommercial PassportBlockchain Document Custody KYCQCSite
Equity PortalConsiderFunding.comEquity Crowdfunding PlatformBCSite
PortalCookiee JarGeneral Purpose Awareness and FundraiserONSite
Royalty PortalCorlRevenue based financing for tech startups and companiesQCSite
PortalCrowd AmplifyMulti-purpose platform aimed at users inexperienced with crowdfundingNBSite
Service ProviderCrowdfund BeatCrowdfunding news and info (Canadian edition)ONSite
Service ProviderCrowdfund SuiteCrowdfunding Management + ConsultingBCSite
PortalCrowdfundfusionCrowdfunding aggregatorMBSite
Service ProviderCrowdfunding DojoDirect marketing techniques for reward based campaignsONSite
PortalCrowdfunding.caGeneral Crowdfunding (WIP)SKSite
Service ProviderCrowdfundingADRDispute Resolution Services (North America - office in LA)ONSite
Service ProviderCrowdFundOffice.comInvestor Services, Accounting and ComplianceONSite
PortalCrowdhelpsCrowdfunding campaigns to help womenONSite
Equity PortalCrowdmatrixEquity Crowdfunding PlatformONSite
Service ProviderCrowdrating.caCrowdsourced ratingsQCSite
PortalCrowdSurferGeneralABSite
Service ProviderCurexeSend and Receive Funds GloballyONSite
Service ProviderDonorhutWhite label fundraising software for charities and non-profitsMBSite
Service ProviderEquibit GroupBlockchain solutions for the securities industryONSite
PortalFan.siSubscription-based crowdfunding for musicians and fansONSite
PortalFANPUSHMusic & EntertainmentBCSite
Service ProviderFinTech Growth SyndicateBusiness AcceleratorONSite
PortalFlipgiveCrowdfunding for non-profits through product sales & donationsONSite
Equity PortalForegrowthInstitutional Quality InvestmentsONSite
Equity PortalFrontFundrOnline Investment PlatformBCSite
Service ProviderFundicaCrowdsourced access to grants, tax credits, loans and equity fundingQCSite
Equity PortalFundingNomadCrowdfunding for Entertainment, Media and Real Estate InvestmentONSite
PortalFundoCrowdfundingQCSite
PortalFundRazrRewards and cause based crowdfundingBCSite
Lending PortalFundThroughSmall Business LoansONSite
PortalFutureFunder.caCarleton UniversityONSite
PortalGiveffectCrowdfunding for CharitiesONSite
Service ProviderGlobal Blockchain TechnologiesPublic Investment fund focused on blockchainONSite
Equity PortalGotrooEquity Crowdfunding PlatformQCSite
Service ProviderGrowDigital Banking Solutions for Financial InstitutionsBCSite
PortalHaricotGeneral purposeQCSite
PortalHeroXCrowdsourcing global solutions and crowdfunding incentive prizesBCSite
Equity PortalHomeboundInvest in Crowdfunded Real Estate Properties (beta)ONSite
Service ProviderIgnitionDeckWordpress Crowdfunding PluginABSite
Service ProviderIntegral TransferShare Transfer AgencyONSite
PortalInvest Local BCCommunity Futures Stuart NechakoBCSite
Equity PortalInvestXPrivate equity for every investorBCSite
Service ProviderKatipultWhite Label Crowdfunding SoftwareABSite
Service ProviderKreativ ThotzConcept development to retail market servicesONSite
PortalLa RucheProjects impacting Quebec City and surrounding areasQCSite
PortalLabfundrCrowdfunding for ScienceNSSite
PortalLaunchopolisFull service crowd ventureONSite
Lending PortalLendifiedSmall Business LoansONSite
Lending PortalLending LoopOnline Lending MarketplaceONSite
Lending PortalLendMartSmall business lending options serviceQCSite
PortalLendpoolCrowdfunding for projectsONSite
PortalLuevoCrowdfunding FashionONSite
PortalMake a ChampAthletes and Sporting OrganizationsQCSite
PortalMake Giving HappenCrowdfunding platform that is customizable to your brand and goalsONSite
Service ProviderMatterealizeProduct Design ConsultancyABSite
PortalMeatme.caFarm to table crowdfundingBCSite
Service ProviderMLG Blockchain ConsultingGlobal blockchain development and consulting firmONSite
PortalMy Class NeedsCanadian Classrooms K-12ONSite
Equity PortalNexusCrowdAccredited Investor CrowdfundingONSite
Service ProviderNiko / Nikola Tesla UniteNiko Coin EcosystemONSite
Equity PortalOpen AvenueReal Estate CrowdfundingONSite
PortalOpportunity International CanadaFunding individuals, groups and businesses that work to end povertyONSite
Equity PortalOptimize Capital MarketsPrivate placement for Accredited Investors and InstitutionsONSite
Service ProviderPegasus FintechICO Advisory ServicesONSite
PortalPicaticTicketing and Event ManagementONSite
Equity PortalPolymath NetworkBlockchain Securities (beta)ONSite
Lending PortalProgressaConsumer loans - helping Canadians build creditBCSite
PortalProject Her INCCrowdfunding for women entrepreneur owned & led businessesBCSite
PortalProjexityUrban Change ProjectsONSite
PortalPursuitCanadian AthletesNSSite
Equity PortalR2Online marketplace for Real Estate Debt/Equity Capital and InvestmentsONSite
Equity PortalRealStarterReal Estate Equity CrowdfundingQCSite
Service ProviderREMITRInternational Money Transfers for BusinessONSite
PortalRocketSecurity Token CrowdfundingBCSite
Service ProviderSeeding FactoryCrowdfunding Consulting and ManagementQCSite
PortalSeeds of ChangeMcGill University ProjectsONSite
Service ProviderSeedUps CanadaFundraising servicesABSite
PortalShareSpringCommunity Fundraising BCSite
PortalSmallchangefundGrassroots community projectsONSite
Service ProviderSmarter.loansLoan Directory for Any type of Loan or FinancingONSite
Equity PortalSVXSocial Venture Exchange for Impact Ventures, Funds and InvestorsONSite
PortalThe Funding PortalAccess to government grants, tax credits, accredited investors and private capitalONSite
Service ProviderThrinaciaDonation/reward-based White Label PlatformsBCSite
PortalTilt CanadaGroup paymentsONSite
Service ProviderTODA.NetworkFoundational Layer for Decentralized NetworksUSSite
Equity PortalTokenFunderBlockchain Crowdfunding. Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) *BetaONSite
Service ProviderTouchstone ServicesCrowdfunding Back officeONSite
PortalTrackieProfileCrowdfunding for track and field athletesONSite
Service ProviderTravelCoin FoundationTransforming the Travel IndustryUKSite
Service ProviderTravis SouthinCrowdfunding ResearchONSite
PortalTrend TrunkCreative crowdfunding for non-profits & charitiesONSite
PortalTruth North StrongNorthern Credit Union CommunitiesONSite
PortalUNU FundGeneral PurposeONSite
PortalUSEEDFor groups/organizations and programs at University of AlbertaABSite
Service ProviderVanbexGlobally recognized Blockchain consulting and expertiseBCSite
Lending PortalVaultCircleDigital Lending Investment Platform for Accredited InvestorsONSite
Equity PortalVestedEquity crowdfunding for startupsBCSite
PortalYoyomoloSocial fundraising platformQCSite

NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Canadian Fintech & Funding Directory The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Reuters | Douglas Gillison and David Shepardson |  Feb 1, 2023 President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled fresh efforts to slash credit card late fees and drive down the prices that Apple Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc charge on mobile app stores. Speaking at the White House, Biden also called on lawmakers to ban "junk fees" he said jacked up costs for consumer services such as accommodation, concert tickets, mobile plans and air travel, in which officials said air carriers can charge family members extra to be seated next to young children. The move is part of a larger policy drive to promote competition in consumer markets, officials said. Biden, The bottom line is these unfair fees add up. It's a basic question of fairness See:  CFPB: US Consumer Agency Announces Open Banking Rule As part of the initiative, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday proposed a rule to ban "excessive" fees that credit card issuers charge for late payments, something the bureau estimated costs consumers $12 billion a year. The CFPB said the rule would cap late fees at $8, whereas officials estimate they currently average $31, something that could represent as much as $9 billion in ...
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CoinDesk | Brandy Betz | Feb 2, 2023 Analysis shows crypto startups only raised $548 million last month (January 2023) plunging 91% year over year. Venture capital (VC) and other investments in privately held crypto startups amounted to $548 million last month, a huge drop from $6 billion in January 2022, according to data compiled by CoinDesk. The number of transactions shrank to 62 from 166, and most of the 2023 deals were for smaller, early-stage companies. See:  FT Partners Jan 2023 Blockchain and Crypto Market Update Report Funding rounds can take months to finalize or close, and some of the investments reflected last month were likely already raising money when the FTX collapse started in early November. The coming months will show exactly how much investment capital dried up after the FTX scandal came to light. FTX’s demise created doubts about the whole centralized exchange (CeFi) model of trading crypto, and persuaded some that decentralized finance (DeFi) and decentralized exchanges (DEX) are the better way forward. CeFi deals sinking 99% to $22.8 million in January 2023. Also, the CeFi firms that managed to raise money had a tie to DeFi. Continue to the full article --> here The National ...
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Bankless Times | Elizabeth Kerr | Feb 1, 2023 There has been a 32.2% decline in the usage of crypto mixers in 2022 Cryptocurrency mixers mix users' coins with others from a large pool. Therefore, making it difficult to trace the source of the funds. As a result, mixers are popular among privacy-conscious investors and criminals. Crypto mixers provide users with a way to anonymize their cryptocurrency transactions. In addition, they allow for funds to be shuffled among multiple addresses, making it harder for third parties or authorities to track the origin of the funds. See:  Analysis: Into the Eye of a Tornado | Sanctions Compliance Best Practices for Crypto Businesses Reasons for decline: One possible explanation for the decline is the increase in regulatory scrutiny. Governments worldwide are taking a closer look at the world of cryptocurrency. As a result, many users may be wary of using tools that could attract unwanted attention. Also, the rise of new privacy-focused coins is drawing users away from the mixers. Another factor could be the growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms. These platforms offer similar privacy features without the need for a mixer. DeFi's popularity could be drawing users away from traditional ...
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European Digital SME Alliance | Omar Dhaher | Jan 31, 2023 SME Experts have finalised an SBS guide on blockchain and DLT to raise SMEs’ awareness on how to appropriately use technology, adapt to EU legislation, and maintain consistency to standardisation activities The EU blockchain market is expected to be valued around €59bn by 2028. SMEs can use blockchain to grow their businesses and lead the way in digitalisation and sustainability See:  More Fintech Research and Reports To raise awareness and assist SMEs in mastering the use of blockchain technology, a task force of Small Business Standards (SBS) and DIGITAL SME experts have finalised a SBS guide on blockchain and DLT. The intended manual wishes to Illustrate four case scenarios that demonstrate how blockchain: Strengthen overall business sustainability Help SMEs in certify their quality management system Ensure authentication and trust in identification Strengthen policy response to raising and urging geopolitical concerns Continue to the full article --> here Download the 42 page PDF report --> here The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely ...
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Fintech Magazine | Joanna England | Feb 7, 2023 Revolut has rolled out its new crypto feature to 25 million customers, via its financial super app to provide more frictionless crypto trading experiences Revolut launched the crypto feature, called Staking in the UK and EEA, effectively taking another leap forward towards its mission to build the first super app for all-things-money, and is continuing to double-down on its promise to bring greater digital currency services to the banking space. New feature unlocks extra benefits for customers investing in crypto with Revolut, giving them the ability to earn rewards for specific tokens (Ethereum, Cardano, Polkadot, and Tezos). The rewards are granted in the native token and customers can either stake their existing crypto balances for these tokens or buy and then stake the balance of one or more of the four tokens. Customers can set up a ‘stop or limit’ order so they don’t have to time the market or use the Recurring Buy feature to average out volatility. Other features also enable users to round up any spare change in a cryptocurrency of their choice, from a list of close to 100 cryptocurrencies. See:  Fintech Revolut Hires Behavioural Team to ...
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David Suzuki Foundation | Jan 26, 2023 Bringing Corporate Purpose into the Mainstream: Directions for Canadian Law concludes that a more solid legal scaffolding for corporate purpose in Canada is necessary and puts forward five key recommendations to make it happen. The idea of bringing corporate purpose into the mainstream through legal reform isn’t new. As the report shows, it’s already happening in places like France and the U.K. Among its recommendations, the report calls for the Canada Business Corporations Act to require a statement of purpose by a corporation’s board of directors (excluding small businesses), a “comply or explain” approach to stating that social purpose and broadening the best interests of the corporation to include impacts on the community. It also suggests amending fiduciary duty of directors and officers requiring them to pursue the purpose of the corporation with a view to its best interests. “Amending director fiduciary duty to stipulate that directors have a duty to pursue the purpose is a game-changing proposal. To put that into effect boards will need to know what the purpose of their corporation is, which arguably is essential for good governance,” says Coro Strandberg, one of the report’s editors and chair of ...
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Level Up Coding | Jayden Levitt | Feb 2, 2023 You Must Understand the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment. Experiment:  Walter Mischel was a psychologist who led a study on delayed gratification at Standford University (Stanford Marshmallow Experiment). In this study, a child was offered a choice between a small but immediate reward or two small rewards if they waited for a while. During this time, the researcher left the room for about 15 minutes and then returned. The reward was a marshmallow or pretzel stick, depending on the child’s preference. Conclusion: In follow-up studies, the researchers found that children who could wait longer and delay gratification for the preferred rewards tended to have better life outcomes.  Researchers measured these life outcomes by SAT scores, educational attainment, body mass index and other life measures. See:  Ray Dalio Favors an Inflation-linked Digital Asset Over Bitcoin Ray Dalio: I want to distinguish that there’s a big difference in people’s opportunities worldwide, but if you compare two people with equal opportunities. When it comes to money, it’s delayed gratification that separates them.  Once you realise that deferred gratification will improve you, you begin to count and say how many days, months, weeks, or years can ...
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CNBC | MacKenzie Sigalos and Rohan Goswami | Feb 6, 2023 Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, will suspend U.S. dollar deposits and withdrawals, the company said Monday, without providing a reason for the decision. “We are temporarily suspending USD bank transfers as of February 8th,” a Binance spokesperson told CNBC. “Affected customers are being notified directly.” The company said “0.01% of our monthly active users leverage USD bank transfers” and added that “we are working hard to restart service as soon as possible.” Impact:  Binance US, a unit of the company that’s regulated by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, said in a tweet that it’s not affected by the suspension. Thus the move applies only to non-U.S. customers who transfer money to or from bank accounts in dollars. Binance’s net U.S. dollar outflow was over $172 million for the day, based on data from DefiLlama. That represents a tiny amount of money for a company that has $42.2 billion worth of crypto assets, according to Arkham. Binance said customers can still use other fiat currencies or payment methods to purchase crypto. For the small number affected, “we’ll have a new partner to announce for those users in ...
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Business Insider | Brian Evans | Feb 2, 2023 Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio warned Thursday of a looming currency crisis and that an inflation-linked cryptocurrency would be safer than bitcoin. Dalio on Bitcoin:  In an interview with CNBC, he asserted that the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization "has no relation to anything" and denounced opinions that bitcoin is a safe store of value. "It's a tiny thing that gets disproportionate attention," Dalio said. "It's not going to be an effective money. It's not an effective store holder of wealth. It's not an effective medium of exchange." While bitcoin has been touted as the future of currency, he said it's too unstable. And stablecoins, which have been billed as safer than bitcoin, are basically fiat currencies too, he added. Ideal coin:  "If you created a coin that says 'OK this is buying power that I know I can save in and put my money in over a period of time and transact in,' then I think that would be a good coin," he said. "So I think you're going to see the development of coins that you haven't seen that probably will end up being attractive, viable coins. I don't ...
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ISDA | Jan 26, 2023 The oft-repeated aphorism ‘not your keys, not your crypto’ suggests that only a party running an on-chain node and possessing the private key associated with a cryptocurrency holding can reliably be considered the owner. What defines the owner of an asset? And for a party that is not the direct owner, but holds an asset indirectly via an intermediary, what is the impact of an intermediary’s bankruptcy? These questions are generally settled in other financial markets, which have developed standards to protect indirectly-held customer assets by making them bankruptcy remote from the intermediary. The FTX collapse indicates that such norms are still evolving (or may not yet exist) in the cryptocurrency markets. When these issues are not well understood by market participants or the risks are not properly managed, unanticipated and significant loss of capital can emerge. The prospect of insolvency of a major market participant requires firms to consider how they manage counterparty credit risk, which intermediated or custodial structures are most appropriate, and whether the tools employed can be reliably enforced in a bankruptcy scenario. See:  Goldman Sachs Report: Future of Digital Assets and Crypto Winter’s Discontent ISDA is producing two papers that ...
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