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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

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IEEE Spectrum | Matthew S. Smith | Aug 10, 2022 The rise and fall of CryptoKitties CryptoKitties was among the first projects to harness smart contracts by attaching code to data constructs called tokens, on the Ethereum blockchain. Each chunk of the game’s code (which it refers to as a “gene”) describes the attributes of a digital cat. Players buy, collect, sell, and even breed new felines. Just like individual Ethereum tokens and bitcoins, the cat’s code also ensures that the token representing each cat is unique, which is where the nonfungible token, or NFT, comes in. “Before CryptoKitties, if you were to say ‘blockchain,’ everyone would have assumed you’re talking about cryptocurrency”—Bryce Bladon Launched on 28 November 2017 after a five-day closed beta, CryptoKitties skyrocketed in popularity on an alluring tagline: the world’s first Ethereum game.  “As soon as it launched, it pretty much immediately went viral,” says Bryce Bladon, a founding member of the team that created CryptoKitties. See:  What Does The Financialization of Games Mean? GameFi “That was an incredibly bewildering time.”  Sales volume surged from just 1,500 nonfungible felines on launch day to more than 52,000 on 10 December 2017, according to nonfungible.com, with many CryptoKitties selling ...
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Protocol | Brian Deffenbaugh | Aug 11, 2022 A group of progressive senators including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are calling on a federal banking regulator to pull Trump-era guidance that gives banks limited clearance to engage in crypto-related business. In a Wednesday letter addressed to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the senators pushed forward an ongoing debate over the role banks should play in the crypto ecosystem. Banking industry groups say the regulated institutions can bring stability to the volatile sector. But the lawmakers fear crypto could introduce systemic risk to the broader banking system without strict guardrails. See:  BIS Limits Banks to Hold 1% of Reserves in Bitcoin –> “Banks Won’t HOLDL” The OCC's current guidance was published in late 2020 and early 2021. It gives federally chartered banks clearance to provide crypto custody service, hold cash reserves backing stablecoins and use blockchain technology and stablecoins to verify bank-to-bank payments. Inaction vs. limitation A banking industry trade group recently argued that limiting banks’ participation in crypto is counterproductive to protecting consumers. A Monday letter from the American Bankers Association to the Treasury Department noted banks are facing restrictions that mostly keep them out of digital ...
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IMF | John Kiff | Aug 6, 2022 In many regions, internet-free access may be a make-or-break feature for central bank digital currencies As the world’s central banks rush to develop digital currencies, almost all the research and trials focus on internet-based technology. What will happen when the web goes down in a war or a natural disaster? And what about the 75 percent of the world’s adult low-income population that doesn’t even have internet access (World Bank Findex Database)? Offline Digital CBDCs Offline digital payment systems could verify availability of funds and validate transactions without the need to check in with an online ledger. They could use old-tech, non-internet-driven mobile phones or something like a souped-up stored-value card. See:  US Fed’s CBDC Report Comments: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Recently, several enterprises have launched updated versions of the Avant and Mondex concepts (initiatives from the 90's) that are capable of handling offline payments. Users send and receive funds by exchanging multi-digit authorization codes, either manually or using near-field communication (NFC) connections. Some require intermediary devices such as mobile phones or online connections to fully settle transactions, but that is to keep the device costs down and eliminate the need ...
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Aug 12, 2022 Do you need to create professional invoices for your business? Are you struggling to figure out how to format them correctly? If so, then this step-by-step guide is for you! In this post, we will walk you through the process of creating an invoice that looks great and is easy to understand. By following these simple steps, you can streamline your invoicing process and get paid faster! Decide on the important details Before you start creating your invoice, you need to decide on a few key details. First, you'll need to determine if it is going to be a traditional document or an electronic one? Next, you'll need to choose what information you want to include. At a minimum, your invoice should include your contact information, the contact information of the person you are billing, a description of the services rendered, the date of service, and the total amount due. Put your invoice details together The first step is to gather all of the relevant information that you need to include on your invoice. This will typically include your business name and contact information, the client's name and contact information, a description of the services rendered, the ...
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TRM Labs | Aug 8, 2022 Key insights The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctioned Ethereum-based cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash, which has been used by North Korean cyber-criminals and other threat actors to launder the proceeds of hacks and other illicit activity Tornado Cash is a favorite money laundering tool for North Korean cybercriminals who, according to analysis by TRM Labs, have used the mixer to launder stolen funds in ten of their most recent crypto heists at an estimated value of nearly $1 billion, including in the $620 million Ronin Bridge hack Tornado Cash has been central to many other large cryptocurrency heists The U.S. government has been targeting mixers that launder proceeds of hacks and illicit activity — blender.io, Helix and Bitcoin Fog See:  Tornado Cash Virtual Currency Mixer Sanctioned by the U.S. As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of Tornado Cash in the U.S. is blocked and U.S. persons or entities may not transact with Tornado Cash or sanctioned persons OFAC expects crypto businesses to follow best practices to mitigate the risk of sanctions’ exposure In October 2021, OFAC issued guidance to cryptocurrency businesses. The guidance focuses ...
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Coindesk | Frederick Munawa | Aug 10, 2022 A Georgetown Law professor sounds an alarm on how proof-of-stake makes it easier for ether to meet the Howey Test. Ethereum’s upcoming Merge (Expected to be complete by October) could make the second-largest blockchain greener, faster and cheaper. But a law professor says it could also create regulatory headaches by transforming ether (ETH), the network’s native asset, into a security under U.S. law. Something no one is talking about: after the Merge, there's will be a strong case that Ether will be a security. The token in any proof of stake system is likely to be a security.— Adam Levitin (@AdamLevitin) July 23, 2022 See:  Vitalik: Ethereum creator dumps cold water on Zuckerberg and Michael Saylor Levitin’s argument is anchored in the Howey Test – detailed in a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court ruling often used to determine whether an asset is a security. To fully appreciate Levitin’s perspective, it’s important to understand Howey and the concept of staking in a proof-of-stake system. A world where ETH is a security If Levitin is right, and, more importantly, if the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shares his view, exchanges that list ether (and ...
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Aug 11, 2022 If you're thinking about investing in the stock market, it's important to understand the basics first. In this blog post, we will discuss seven things that you need to know before you start investing. We'll cover topics such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and we'll also give you some tips on how to get started. So if you're ready to learn more about the world of stocks, keep reading! 1. You might need a stock advisor If you're new to investing, you might want to consider working with a stock advisor. A stock advisor can help you choose the right investments for your goals and risk tolerance. They can also guide when to buy and sell stocks. While there are many reputable stock advisors out there, it's important to do your research before selecting one. You should look for someone who has experience in the market and who is willing to answer your questions. There is also a Motley Fool stock advisor that you can use if you want to educate yourself more on stock investing. Once you've found a stock advisor or a website you trust, they will help you create a portfolio that meets ...
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Guernsey | Jul 28, 2022 Avoiding hard things will make you less competitive Recently, the chief economist of a global wealth management firm stated emphatically on record that he does not care about technology, and he is only interested in its economic impact. Many responded with resounding critical comments. I am not critical because I understand the reason why he feels this way — technology was never before a required skill set. Such opinions can only come from professionals who remain committed to their trade, which they have been refining over decades, and this trade has not been technology-centered. Historically, lawyers, bankers, and accountants have been the decision makers in our industry. Naturally, technology has never been a necessary skill set for management. See:  AI Learns in New Ways When it Explores Virtual Worlds From an operations perspective, the IT department has always been merely a back-office issue. The rapid technological expansion and associated impact is changing this. The IT department is fast becoming front and centre for boards and management teams, and yet IT as a whole still fails to feature as an ongoing board agenda item. It is not “just an IT problem”. From a business strategy standpoint, the ...
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Washington Post OpEd | Aaron Brown | Aug 11, 2022 Gensler is concerned about market manipulation, spoofing, front-running, phantom liquidity (orders that will be canceled before they can ever be executed), shadow liquidity (people willing to transact who will not expose their willingness in public orders), flash crashes and other ills. He says the New York Stock Exchange does a good job on these points thanks to SEC regulation, so those regulations should be ported to crypto exchanges. Retail investors should have access to exchanges free from those problems. But Gensler’s stated extension is that alternative exchanges should be outlawed. Most people want regulation to give people the ability to trade safely, but only “nanny staters” want regulations to prevent people willing to take chances from trying new things. The SEC should look at actual problems from crypto exchanges and offer technology-specific solutions. That may mean importing from traditional financial markets, but it may require new approaches. See:  IMF: Capital Flow Management Measures in the Digital Age: Challenges of Crypto Assets One of the most exciting crypto innovations goes by the scary name of “homomorphic encrypted orders” (HEOs). Instead of sending an order anyone can read to your broker or an ...
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Guest Post | Aug 11, 2022 As anyone who has ever applied for a loan knows, online installment loans can be a great way to get the money you need without having to put up your home or other valuable property as collateral. However, finding the right financial professional to help you with your installment loan can be a challenge. Here are 10 tips for finding the best fit for you: The 10 best tips for finding a financial professional 1. Know what you need Everyone has different financial needs, so it's important to know what yours are before meeting with any financial professionals. This will help you ask the right questions and find someone who is a good fit for you. 2. Do your research Not all financial professionals are created equal. Be sure to do your research and read reviews before meeting with anyone. 3. Ask around Talk to your friends, family, and colleagues to see if they have any recommendations for financial professionals in your area. 4. Meet with several options Once you've done your research, it's time to start meeting with potential financial professionals. Meeting with multiple people will give you a better idea of who ...
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