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Canada’s Blockchain Stocks Roar into Q4

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Medium post | Brenan Isabelle | Nov 7, 2017

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Here in Canada the weather has turned cold, but our many blockchain stocks are sizzling. It is no secret that Canada leads the world as the go-to jurisdiction for blockchain companies raising capital on the public markets. The TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange are home to many such companies whose market caps soared in October.

ICOs and VC deals have dominated 2017 in terms of dollars raised, but institutional and retail investors are also piling into blockchain equities at a record pace. Lately I have spoken to leading startups from the United States, UK, Europe, and India who are all keen to understand how they can go public here in Canada.

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My journey into the crypto world began in June with a visit to Fidelity Labs in Boston. There I met fellow Canadian Hadley Stern, who is working on the cutting edge of blockchain for the asset management industry. It was obvious that something big was going on in this space, and I wanted to learn more, so I registered for an Introduction to Digital Currencies, the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Digital Currencies globally. Along with thousands of other students from across the world, I am tuning in for weekly lectures and coursework offered by the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Did I mention it is free?

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