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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 and we'll do our best to make updates periodically. To become a member of NCFA please click here.

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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
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
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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ETF Strategy | James Lord | Aug 12, 2022 Online personal finance and investment company SoFi Technologies has launched a thematic equity ETF targeting companies powering ‘Web 3’, a future iteration of the internet characterized by blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and the metaverse.  The SoFi Web 3 ETF (TWEB US) has been listed on Nasdaq with an expense ratio of 0.59%. Web 1, 2, 3 Looking back at the historical development of the internet, Web 1 represented the initial collection of links and homepages which could be viewed by users but lacked meaningful interaction. This version of the internet was primarily about businesses being able to share essential information. See:  How will Web3 impact the future of work? Web 2 refers to the period when users not only consumed content but created their own through channels such as blogs, media platforms, and marketplaces. While Web 2 created many ‘free’ services such as search engines, email, e-commerce, and social media, the primary criticism of this version is the privacy and security concerns for users whose data has been harvested at scale by large tech firms. Indeed, the notion of Web 3 is being driven by a desire to combat these privacy ...
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Cointelegraph | Arijit Sarkar | Aug 15, 2022 BNB Chain’s Red Alert system flags projects based on obvious features that have been historically used in scams, rug pulls and phishing. BNB Chain, a blockchain network created by crypto exchange Binance, has identified over 50 on-chain projects that pose a significant risk to users. A mix of crypto spin-offs resembling Dogecoin (DOGE) and Binance and others dedicated to pandas, cyborgs and koalas made the list as untrustworthy and high-risk projects. See:  Binance CEO Raises Red Flag on Massive Chinese Data Leak BNB Chain’s Red Alarm feature, implemented to protect investors from potential rug pulls and scams, flags projects based on two main criteria: if the contract performs differently from what the project owners advertised and if the contract shows risks that might influence users’ funds. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Gwendolyn Regina, investment director at BNB Chain, said that the Red Alarm system analyzed 3,300 contracts in July alone, adding that the company continues to develop further measures for highlighting deceptive practices in the ecosystem. New projects that have not been tested and lack genuine products are flagged by the system based on apparent features that have been historically used in scams, rug pulls ...
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McKinsey & Co | Aug 15, 2022 McKinsey’s annual book list from leaders, authors, and editors is back—with something for everyone Top Recommended Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything Is All of Us Jon Alexander, Canbury Press, March 2022 How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Bill Gates, Penguin Random House, August 2022 Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy Henry Kissinger, Penguin Random House, July 2022 Liberalism and Its Discontents Francis Fukuyama, Macmillan, May 2022 Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know Adam Grant, Penguin Random House, February 2021 View the full book list --> 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 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 ...
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Cointelegraph | Brayden Lindrea  | Aug 14, 2022 Mr. Wonderful thinks that crypto needs more regulation and less “crypto cowboys” like Tornado Cash creator Alexey Pertsev, who he suggested was a necessary sacrifice to create stability for institutional inflows. Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank host and venture capitalist: Ethereum-based crypto mixer Tornado Cash are a part of a “crypto cowboy” culture that shouldn’t have a place in the industry.  Instead, crypto needs a “rules-based environment” in order to attract real institutional capital into the digital-asset industry, and much of that regulation needs to stamp out protocols like Tornado Cash, which enables users to conduct anonymous transactions and therefore potentially engage in criminal activity. “At the end of the day, it’s okay to arrest that guy. Why? He’s messing with the primal forces of regulation [...] If we have to sacrifice him, that’s okay, because we want to have some stability in that institutional capital.” See:  Analysis: Into the Eye of a Tornado | Sanctions Compliance Best Practices for Crypto Businesses Gnosis co-founder Stefan George: he protocol brings “much-needed privacy” to Ethereum and that writing open-source software should be recognized as “an expression of free speech.” Patrick Collins, Chainlink Lead Developer Advocate: ...
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CSA | Release | Aug 15, 2022 TORONTO – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is providing an important update to crypto trading platforms that continue to operate in Canada while they take steps to comply with applicable securities legislation. CSA members now expect such platforms to provide a pre-registration undertaking to their principal regulator to continue operations while their application is reviewed. By giving these undertakings, crypto trading platforms agree to comply with terms and conditions that address investor protection concerns and are consistent with requirements currently applicable to registered platforms. The Ontario Securities Commission today published the first pre-registration undertakings, filed by Coinsquare Capital Markets Ltd. and CSA members are in discussions with other crypto trading platforms about providing pre-registration undertakings. Once provided, these undertakings will be published on the CSA’s website. See:  CSA Regulatory Sandbox / Crypto Asset Trading Platform Decisions CSA members may take action if a crypto trading platform is not prepared to file an undertaking or does not abide by the terms of an undertaking. On March 29, 2021, the CSA and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada published a notice outlining securities law requirements that apply to crypto trading platforms. All crypto ...
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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, with many CryptoKitties selling ...
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Charlie D. Kenney | Aug 13, 2022 For anyone who is studying business in college, personality development is essential if you want to succeed in any area of life. Personality development does not revolve around enriching an individual’s outlook or getting good grades. It is something that is made out of a lot of things. It mainly involves knowing who you are, your strengths, and your weaknesses. Apart from knowing yourself, it also involves being ready to change for the better. It comprises self-confidence and a positive attitude. To succeed in business, you need to develop your personality by forming good habits and nurturing positive traits. If you’ve been wondering how business education affects personality, you are at the right place. What is business education? Whether you want to be a successful CEO or entrepreneur, getting a business education will enable you to grow your business and achieve your goals. Business education revolves around developing important skills that you need to start, manage and grow an enterprise. When you enroll in this program, you’ll learn about different components and departments that make a business functional and successful. Remember, the most important aspect of a business is you. If you don’t ...
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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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