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Online Partner Event (April 8, 2020): Capital Markets in the Digital Asset Era

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Capital Markets in the Digital Asset Era", with speakers representing Asset Management, Exchange, Lending, Custody and Data & Technology. It's a 1-hour event that's focused around the current state of the industry and what needs to be done to move digital assets into the mainstream institutional capital markets world.

 

Online Event Date and Time

Wed, April 8, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Price:  FREE

Register on eventbrite:  here

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Moderator

  • Michael Rabkin, Head of Institutional Sales & Head of Global Partnerships at DV Chain & DVeX

Speakers

  • George Bordianu is the co-founder and CEO of Balance
  • Austin Hubbell is the CEO and co-founder of Consilium Crypto
  • Adam Reeds is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ledn
  • John Willock is CEO and co-founder of Tritum Digital Assets
  • Shaun Cumby is the Chief investment officer of 3iQ

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Online Partner Event (April 8, 2020):  Capital Markets in the Digital Asset Era 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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FFCON20 RESCHEDULED JULY 8-9 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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FFCON20 RESCHEDULED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Canada’s Foremost Fintech Conference Rescheduled to July 8-9, 2020

TORONTO — March 5, 2020 — The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) today announced that its 6th annual Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo (#FFCON20) scheduled to take place March 23 through March 24, 2020 in Toronto, has been rescheduled due to concerns related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The conference, held in association with Toronto Finance International (TFI), will now take place July 8 through July 9, 2020. All prior registration terms including discounts and early bird rates will remain.

“As a global conference we have given careful consideration to the evolving situation around COVID-19,” said Craig Asano, Founder and CEO FFCON. “As the health and well-being of FFCON20 attendees is our priority we have decided to reschedule the conference to a later date. We are grateful to our partners, sponsors, speakers and delegates for their understanding and support and look forward to welcoming everyone to FFCON20 July 8-9.”

For more information please visit: https://fintechandfunding.com/

 

About the NCFA

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) 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 and cryptocurrency, Regtech, and Insuretech sectors. To learn more about NCFA visit www.ncfacanada.org

About Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International (TFI) is a public-private partnership between Canada’s three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI’s mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto’s financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. For more information, please visit: www.tfi.ca

About FFCON

FFCON (Fintech and Financing Conference) is an annual conference hosted by Canada’s National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association (NCFA). Now in its sixth year, FFCON20 brings together professionals and innovators in fintech, AI, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and alternative finance.

Further information about the conference series can be found at www.fintechandfunding.com

 

FFCON Contacts

Craig Asano
Founder and CEO, NCFA
casano@ncfacanada.org
(416) 618-0254

Partnership Inquiries
Lauren Linton
Advisor, NCFA
lauren@ncfacanada.org
(416) 569-4349

Media Contact
Michele McDermott-Fox
The Top Floor Public Relations
pr@thetopflooragency.com
(905) 379-1893

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FFCON20: RISE Event Challenges, Grows Canadian Fintech Industry

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Global NewsWire | FFCON Team | Feb 6, 2020

FFCON20 spirit of competition 500 - FFCON20: RISE Event Challenges, Grows Canadian Fintech IndustryTORONTO, Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire – The sixth annual Fintech & Funding Conference and Expo (RISE) convenes on March 23–24, 2020, in Toronto. The must-attend, two-day gathering features a fintech challenge, industry workshops, invaluable pitching, prime networking and a global education. Co-hosted by the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) and Toronto Finance International (TFI), the conference and expo is designed to forge crucial relationships between entrepreneurs, investors and major financial stakeholders.

“FFCON isn’t just about bringing people together,” said Craig Asano, NCFA Founder and CEO. “We are dedicated to creating an experiential environment designed to challenge and grow the Canadian fintech industry and bring markets to life. We have learned that when open-minded and innovative professionals get together and facilitate engagement, debate and share ideas, the opportunities flow. That is what happens at FFCON.”

This year’s event is expected to attract more than 750 attendees, participants and sponsors from leading fintech startups/scale-ups, investors, industry leaders and key stakeholders. Participants come to develop new leads, discover new market channels and forge partnerships around innovation, technology and financing outcomes.

FFCON has gained a reputation for gathering world-class speakers who drive lively debate and thought-provoking discussions. These professionals share new ideas, important experiences and interesting developments within the fintech space. Presentations also explore the latest topics and innovations along with emerging regulation and its impact on financial technology markets.

“We have the opportunity to leverage North America’s second-largest financial centre, combined with its third-largest tech cluster, and use this momentum to become a global fintech leader. Collaboration among industry stakeholders is a critical element required to move Toronto into the top tier of international fintech hubs, and we are pleased to be working with NCFA to support and grow the sector’s innovation ecosystem,” said Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO, TFI.

FFCON events are built on the idea that all good business starts with an initial relationship, partnership or project. The FFCON20: RISE agenda is strategically designed to create invaluable opportunities for participants to meet and network with entrepreneurs, investors, regulators and government officials as they search for mentors, investment or funding.

Additional details about FFCON20: RISE, slated for March 23–24, 2020, can be found at https://fintechandfunding.com.

About FFCON

FFCON is a must-attend event focused on raising capital, blockchain technology and alternative investing as well as uncovering and celebrating the rising stars and who’s who of fintech, blockchain, and alternative finance. The conference and expo connect high-growth entrepreneurs and startups seeking seed and growth capital with venture capitalists, retail and accredited investors and institutional asset managers.

About National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association

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. For more information, please visit: ncfacanada.org

About Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International (TFI) is a public-private partnership between Canada’s three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI’s mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto’s financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. For more information, please visit: www.tfi.ca


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NCFA and Toronto Finance International partner to co-host Canada’s ultimate fintech experience

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NCFA and TFI | January 23, 2020

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Strengthening Canada's fintech and financial reach through collaboration, competition and networking at FFCON20

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2020 / The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) and Toronto Finance International (TFI) announced today a collaborative partnership and the joint launch of the 2020 Fintech and Financing Conference and Expo (FFCON20) to be held in downtown Toronto on March 23-24, 2020.

The theme for the 6th annual FFCON is RISE, reflecting the joint efforts of the two associations, NCFA and TFI, to build and increase the success and sustainability of Canada's fintech and financial sector.

With finance and fintech touching virtually every business and entity of people's lives, FFCON draws national interest and global participation from high-growth startups and leading industry experts across a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

You will find fintech entrepreneurs from across all fintech sectors including digital banking, peer to peer finance, AI, capital markets, wealth management, payments, crypto and blockchain along with innovative financial institutions, investors, regulators, government and major industry stakeholders, all in one place.

FFCON facilitates thought-provoking and relevant discussions, lively debates and personal networking for the cross-pollination of ideas and experiences. The two-day event also provides a variety of competitions where investors can find deal flow and companies can get direct access to prominent investors.

FFCON, at its core, brings markets to life and provides an open forum for collaboration between emerging companies and major stakeholders.

"We're very excited to partner with TFI on co-hosting Canada's national fintech conference and look forward to advancing the development of Canada's fintech ecosystem through innovation, competitiveness, partnerships and inclusive industry support and growth." Craig Asano, Founder and CEO, NCFA

"We have the opportunity to leverage North America's second-largest financial centre, combined with its third-largest tech cluster, and use this momentum to become a global fintech leader. Collaboration among industry stakeholders is a critical element required to move Toronto into the top tier of international fintech hubs, and we are pleased to be working with NCFA to support and grow the sector's innovation ecosystem." Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO, TFI

FFCON20: RISE provides a rich experience through a series of pre-conference and in-conference events including:

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  • The 30-day Fintech All Digital Challenge where celebrities and people at large will try to live for 30 days using only their mobile device for all daily transactions.
  • A 30-day Alt-coin Trading Challenge provides participants with the ability to explore and compete in crypto trading in a fun and safe, simulated environment.
  • The inaugural 2020 Fintech Draft will include live conference pitching, evaluation by prominent investors and access to a fintech export readiness program.
  • And the RISE Exhibitor Expo, will provide emerging companies with the ability to showcase their innovations, give demos and interact with the diverse range of attendees.

For more information on FFCON20: RISE click here

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) 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. For more information, please visit: ncfacanada.org

Toronto Finance International (TFI) is a public-private partnership between Canada's three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI's mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto's financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. For more information, please visit: www.tfi.ca


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - NCFA and Toronto Finance International partner to co-host Canada’s ultimate fintech experience 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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[Deal Day Vancouver, Sep 20-2019]: Holt x VSW: Cohort Speed-Panel

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EVENT OVERVIEW:

VSW & Holt cordially invite you to enjoy three insightful speed-panels surrounding upcoming Fintech trends & challenges Canada is facing, including Data Protection, Wealth Management (including Digital Assets), & Lending.

The panel will be followed by a networking session where you will have the opportunity to chat with Holt Advisors, as well as, eight up & coming Fintech startups who will surely make a difference in Canada and beyond!

 

AGENDA:  FRIDAY, SEPT 20

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM - Doors open & registration

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Speed-panels

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Networking

LOCATION:  SPACES LOWER LEVEL

151 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 View Map

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Innovators, Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Panel Moderator - Michael King, Finance Professor at Gustavson School of Business
  • Holt Accelerator - Jan Christopher Arp, co-Founder & Managing Partner
  • Conatix David Lehrer, Founder & CEO – a cybersecurity firm preventing fraud and data theft from the inside. Conatix helps banks detect suspicious employee activity, improper behavior, policy violations and other threats on IT networks with thousands of employees, in real time.
  • ConfirmU Yatir Zaluski - helping individuals with little or no credit history gain access to financial products by combining financial data and psycholinguistics into an alternative credit scoring system.
  • HodlBot Calvin Leyon, co-Founder & CEO, Lucas Simpson, Programmer, Anthony Ng - a Canadian based customizable cryptocurrency trading bot that enables users to index the market, create and automatically rebalance their cryptocurrency portfolios.
  • LexAlign Trevor Lain, CEO - LexAlign PBC automates the "missing piece" for fraud and AML risk management: the ongoing monitoring, gap analysis and support of customer processes at scale, including for remote deposit capture (RDC), ACH and wires.
  • Maat.ai Alexei Stanislawski, CEO & Brian Minutti, Chairman - modernizing finance by creating new and compliant digital document management solutions. Their digital ID and wallet make secure interactions easy. This Mexican Fintech is enabling people and organizations to exchange digital documents safely, easily and efficiently, improving the experience for all parties.
  • Manzil Mohamad Sawwaf, co-Founder & CEO - many of the world's 1 billion Muslims cannot pay or receive interest on financial transactions, hindering their ability to purchase a home. Manzil offers them a murabaha mortgage, balancing modern business practices and religious obligations.
  • MarketsFlow Tom Nash, CEO - tackling the performance gap in do-it-yourself digital wealth management, MarketsFlow offers a portfolio optimization platform delivering high returns for online investors. This British firm consistently outperforms other robo-advisors available today.
  • WealthBlock.AI Trilliam Jeong, CEO - US based WealthBlock.AI invites investors to view financial documents via a secure link and tracks the interaction between these investors and the entrepreneurs, to gauge interest and streamline follow ups.

*This event is part of the Vancouver Startup Week

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - [Deal Day Vancouver, Sep 20-2019]:  Holt x VSW: Cohort Speed-Panel 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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JULY 11: NCFAs Annual Fintech & Funding Summer Kickoff Event

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THANKS TO ALL THE SPONSORS, ORGANIZERS AND ATTENDEES FOR HELPING US OFFICIALLY KICKOFF THE SUMMER IN STYLE!

 

 

PATIO TIME!

Join the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada, Spaces, Gowling WLG, LoanConnect, FrontFundr, Exponential Ventures, CoinChange, 3iQ, BDO, Consilium Crypto, VirgoCX, StableCorp, EY, United Craft, Highlander Brew, partners and Canada's leading Fintech & Funding community in the heart of trendy Queen West for a celebratory night and prime networking mixer.

Interested in disrupting the finance industry, raising capital or participating in Canada’s growing alternative investing and fintech sectors?

Here's a perfect opportunity to connect with emerging fintech, blockchain, crypto, AI, stealth and marketplace startups and experts, strategize with partners, pitch investors and mingle with Toronto’s burgeoning fintech ecosystem.

 

ANNUAL SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT

Date:  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

When:  Registration opens 5:30PM to 9PM+

Venue:  SPACES, 7th Floor Loft & Rooftop Patio

Where:  180 John Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1X5

 

TICKETS - GET'M BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!

All tickets include drinks, food, entertainment, prizes and prime networking...

$25 Early SOLD OUT!

$35 Standard SOLD OUT!

$50 Late

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  • All tickets include entrance to private event, drinks, food, entertainment, lots of fun and prime networking
  • Taxes and fees extra. No refunds after Jul 4. Ticket transfers ok.
  • Want to pay in Crypto?  Email us for an address info@ncfacanada.org
  • If it rains, we're covered literally inside.
  • Checkout photos from last year's Summer networking event here and the year prior here

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This event is for all innovative companies raising capital AND the Fintech, Blockchain, AI and Alternative Investing Community

Innovators and investors interested in financial innovation, networking and collaborating with startups, investors, angels, early stage-focused VC's and industry experts and developers in alternative finance, crowdfunding, fintech, payments, crypto-currency, blockchain, ICOs / STOs, Artificial Intelligence-driven investing and other financial innovation sectors.

  • Women founders
  • Companies actively raising capital
  • Investors and syndicates interested in investing
  • Fintech advisors, consultants, and development experts (startups, institutions, researchers, academia, government)
  • Financial innovators and developers looking to partner or collaborate
  • High growth fintech start-ups (stealth mode) and scale-ups. Private or public.
  • Developers looking for opportunities and to connect with businesses
  • Funding platforms, dealers, providers and their client networks
  • Anyone interested in emerging fintech trends, regulations and industry developments

 

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Event Host and Partners:

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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 and 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: ncfacanada.org

 


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Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm.  With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 19 cities across Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Gowling WLG provides clients with top-tier legal advice at home and abroad in a range of areas.  Our clients have access to in-depth expertise and experience in key global sectors, including advanced manufacturing, energy, financial services, infrastructure, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and tech.  We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed – no matter how challenging the circumstances. Our culture is, above all, about people and teams, based on our belief in the power of relationships to deliver tangible business results.

For more information, please visit: gowlingwlg.com


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LoanConnect’s technology helps consumers search multiple lenders for competitive loan options in real-time. Since 2016, the company has been driving high quality traffic to lenders at an affordable cost, while giving consumers full control over the loan application process. Over the last few years the company’s substantial growth has been driven through organic traffic, through white-labelled solutions (websites such as RateSupermarket.ca, whose unsecured loan system is “powered by LoanConnect”), and through another 60+ referral partnerships, including several national and international brands.

For more information, please visit:  LoanConnect

 


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We believe work is about people and ideas. Our Spaces are inhabited by forward thinkers, innovators and game changers who are confident in achieving their goals. Whether you are a small business, entrepreneur or a corporate intrapreneur, at Spaces we help our community to expand their horizon.  Our free-spirited vibe attracts an energetic community of positive and open-minded business thinkers who love to meet new people. The full program of professional events and hospitality services, and the inspiring sophisticated European design of our business clubs, involves people in the buzz and energy of Spaces, and make them feel at home.  By creating dynamic workspaces with a unique and entrepreneurial spirit we help you think, create and collaborate while our friendly team sees to all of the background logistics and services. At Spaces we make sure that our community can focus on driving their business forward.

For more information, please visit:  SPACES

 


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FrontFundr is the bridge that connects investors and entrepreneurs.

We Are We Serve We Offer
  • The New Capital Market
  • Connecting investors and entrepreneurs
  • Setting the highest quality standards
  • Regular investors
  • Seasoned investors
  • Early stage companies
  • Pre-screened business pitches
  • The opportunity for regular investors to invest in private companies
  • An online market for equity and debt financing

For more information, please visit:  FrontFundr

 


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Exponential Ventures is a digital asset impact fund that invests in startups that alleviate suffering and expand human potential to enable access to a meaningful life for everyone, everywhere.   With our "Seed Round to Digital Security" blueprint we are migrating assets to the digital world, resolving government and financial exclusion, allowing the average person to influence more of what is built in this new world.  The three pillars of our organization are access to open-source curriculum and solutions, timely guidance from trusted advisors, and access to the right investors at the right time, all to ensure founders build and scale fast.

For more information, please visit:  Exponential Ventures

 

 


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Coinchange is an innovative Canadian financial services company, offering a range of services for the new digital asset economy.  We offer a fast, transparent and digital OTC (Over-the-Counter) exchange service for buying and selling digital currencies for trades as low as $3K (during our Beta launch period). Fees are so yesterday, keep more of your money by using Coinchange.

For more information, please visit:  Coinchange

 

 


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3iQ Corp. (“3iQ”) is the first Canadian investment fund manager to agree to terms and conditions with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities which permit 3iQ to manage a multi-cryptoasset investment fund available to Canadian accredited investors. Our management, board of directors, and advisory group are committed to providing innovative investments of institutional quality. We are focused on educating individuals in disruptive technologies and the cryptoasset space.

For more information, please visit:  3iQ

 

 


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BDO Canada has spent more than 90 years providing assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. And as a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage access to resources and advisors in more than 150 countries around the world. Founded in 1921, we have grown from a single office in Winnipeg to more than 3,000 partners and professionals in over 100 offices across Canada. Yet our strengths remain firmly rooted in the communities we serve. At BDO, we aim to create a collaborative working environment that makes it possible for our professionals and clients to achieve their goals. We always begin at the local, individual level, delivering highly personalized guidance, industry-specific knowledge, and unparalleled service to exceed the expectations of every client – public or private, big or small.

For more information, please visit:  BDO Website | LinkedIn

 

 


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Consilium Crypto is a big data & analytics company developing institutional-grade investment analytics for the digital asset markets. Consilium aggregates and analyzes over 90% of the global public trade volume in digital assets and is continuing to expand their data pipelines to provide investors, traders and exchanges with advanced tools and real-time analytics information. These products leverage machine learning techniques to provide market participants with a complete, transparent view of price and liquidity for almost every digital asset in existence.

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VirgoCX is a Canadian-based fiat-to-crypto trading platform powered by a proven and global cryptocurrency trading technology. As a FINTRAC registered MSB and FinCEN ready, retail and institutional clients can legally exchange fiat into cryptocurrency. The VirgoCX platform is now live with 24/7 live chat technical or trading support. Institutional traders, investors, crypto enthusiasts and beginners can safely and securely buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum and other popular digital currencies.  VirgoCX is also working to become a global stablecoin trading centre.

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

For more information, please visit ey.com/ca. Follow us on Twitter @EYCanada.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via ey.com/privacy. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

 

 

 


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United Craft’s mantra is “Together is Better” because we believe that, by bringing great people and brands together, we can collectively achieve a lot more. This is especially the case in the craft community as most companies are relatively small and lack “big company” resources.  United Craft aims to connect great craft brewers with retailers and restaurants seeking delicious Ontario Craft beverages.  We combine our knowledge of the industry, propriety data analytics, business planning experience, online licensee web order portal, and province wide sales and event activation team to grow many of Ontario’s emerging brewers.

We own and currently distribute 12 different craft beers and cider under the brand names of Hops  & Robbers, Old Tomorrow, Eden Grove, Lokal, Double Trouble and (new in May) Highlander Scottish Ale and Blacksmith Smoked Porter.  We are the sales and marketing agent for Market Brewing brands Leslie Crusher and Bear Hug IPA.  Big, foreign competitors are waiting for all of us little guys to run out of steam – but by joining forces to combine resources we can keep fighting.  Together IS better.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 8:30pm

Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra
Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *

One of Canada’s top jazz orchestras is returning to the Toronto stage in what will truly be an all-star event.

Toronto Art Orchestra (TAO), led by bass trombonist and jazz educator Timothy Booth, includes many of Canada’s first-call jazz players, including Colleen Allen, Bruce Cassidy, Andrew McAnsh, and John McLeod.

The ensemble features vocalists Jessica Lalonde and Tanya Wills. TAO will present the works of two of the greatest jazz orchestra composers of all time: Maria Schneider and Bob Brookmeyer.

Attend in-person or online

The Toronto Art Orchestra concert will also be video-streamed with professional production values by JazzOvation.org (formerly TheJazzBox.ca) — a platform for Canadian jazz composers and performers that currently serves more than 60 artists. Be on the lookout for a growing series of upcoming JazzOvation concerts, featuring the best of Toronto’s – and Canada’s – jazz artists, as they perform at our finest jazz venues.

About Tim Booth

Tim Booth has been on the Canadian music scene for over 30 years, performing with a wide array of groups in the Montreal and Toronto areas. He has played with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Pavarotti, Yes, John Pizzarelli, George Burns, Chris De Burgh to name just a few. He has also played such musicals as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Showboat, Ragtime, Miss Saigon. Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. In 2006 he created the Toronto Art Orchestra, a jazz orchestra devoted to playing the greatest jazz master’s works.

For more information, contact

Timothy Booth,
Founder, Toronto Art Orchestra and JazzOvation.org
timothybooth9@gmail.com


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Bitcoin.com | Kevin Helms | Sep 26, 2020 The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and several Federal Reserve Banks are actively working on the digital dollar. Legislation has proposed that each American could have an account at the Fed for transacting in the central bank digital currency. Several Digital Dollar Initiatives The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Loretta J. Mester, outlined the Fed’s work on the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) during a speech at the 20th Anniversary Chicago Payments Symposium on Wednesday. Noting that the experience with emergency payments led by the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the work in this area, Mester detailed: Legislation has proposed that each American has an account at the Fed in which digital dollars could be deposited, as liabilities of the Federal Reserve Banks, which could be used for emergency payments. She added that “Other proposals would create a new payments instrument, digital cash, which would be just like the physical currency issued by central banks today, but in a digital form and, potentially, without the anonymity of physical currency.” Mester explained that some designs of the digital dollar allow the central bank to directly issue the CBDC into end ...
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Bloomberg | Lulu Yilun Chen | Sep 23, 2020 Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. is seeking to raise $17.5 billion in its Hong Kong share sale and won’t seek to lock in cornerstone investors, confident there will be plenty of demand for one of the largest equity deals in the financial hub, according to people familiar with the matter. The fintech giant has assessed investor interest, betting it can pull off the Hong Kong portion of the initial public offering without cornerstone investors that are often needed for large deals, according to the people. Ant is leaning toward inviting these big investors for the Shanghai sale to mitigate price fluctuations, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. The Hangzhou-based firm is planning to issue new stock equal to about 11% to 15% of the shares outstanding and split the float evenly between Hong Kong and Shanghai, the people added. Ant is mulling what could be the world’s largest IPO, seeking to raise about $35 billion in the dual listing at a valuation of about $250 billion, people familiar have said. See:  Exclusive: Ant Financial shifts focus from finance to tech services: sources Plans are ...
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OSFI | Release | Sep 15, 2020 OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Today the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) launched a three-month consultation with the publication of a discussion paper, Developing financial sector resilience in a digital world.  The paper focuses on risks arising from rapid technological advancement and digitalization, as these trends impact the stability of the Canadian financial sector. This consultation supports OSFI's strategic objective to ensure that federally-regulated financial institutions and pension plans are better prepared to identify and develop resilience to non-financial risks before they negatively affect their financial condition. While technology is a key enabler for financial institutions and financial consumers, its widespread use and rapid adoption can pose risks in many different areas of the business if not properly understood and managed. See:  Fintech & Cybersecurity: Key Risks and Solutions Cyberattacks now cost small companies $200,000 on average, putting many out of business Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge Understanding the financial sector's use of technology and how technology risks are managed is central to this consultation. OSFI's discussion paper focuses on the risk areas of cyber security, advanced analytics (artificial intelligence and machine learning), and the use of third party services ...
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Wealth Professional | James Burton |Sep 23, 2020 Robo-advisor trumpets easy-to-use, transparent and safe product, which is now open to investors Weathsimple Crypto went live yesterday, with more than 130,000 Canadians having signed on to the waitlist since the product was announced last month. The digital platform is offering commission-free trading of the two largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, through a mobile trading app. The robo-advisor believes it will make a largely complex and inaccessible asset class more inclusive and easy to use. There is no minimum account size, no charges for deposits or withdrawals, and no extra hidden costs. Wealthsimple CEO Mike Katchen told WP that its primary arim is to be simple and accessible. He said: “You don’t need to be an expert in cryptocurrency or blockchain to use this platform. It’s geared toward people who are interested in learning more or dipping their toes into crypto trading. The other big one is that the pricing is transparent. The price you see when you tap buy is what you pay — no extra hidden costs. There’s no minimum account size, and we don’t charge for deposits or withdrawals. Watch FFCON20 Video:  Wealthsimple's Road to Regulatory Crypto Approval and What it Means ...
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Global Risk Institute | Markos Zachariadis, University of Manchester | Sep 24, 2020 Executive Summary:  Data-sharing frameworks in financial services:  Discussing open banking regulation for Canada  Data-sharing frameworks in financial services are becoming increasingly prevalent with the potential to shape drastically the future of banking and finance. As data assets are of strategic importance to financial institutions and central to their ‘datafication’ and digital transformation processes, sharing and accessing new data can alter the dynamics of competition and lead to the emergence of new players as well as nascent markets. Innovative technologies such as application programming interfaces (APIs) can help simplify data communication between systems and thus standardize the exchange of information between organizations allowing them to experiment with new, more open, business models. APIs also give the ability to effectively control openness and orchestrate ecosystems of third-parties that can add value to organizations’ supply chain and end users. Having said that, the deployment of open APIs in financial services raises numerous questions regarding the appropriate regulatory (or not) framework and infrastructure for opening up data in the banking sector. See:  Open Banking – North American Style Explore Fintechs in Canada Sign-up for NCFA's Weekly & Insights Newsletter The current ...
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Betakit | Meagan Simpson | Sep 23, 2020 Neo Financial, the new Canadian FinTech startup focused on challenging the status quo in banking, has begun rolling out its services in Western Canada. Neo Financial is a Prairies-based startup created by SkipTheDishes founders Andrew Chau and Jeff Adamson, alongside Kris Read. It is the newest challenger bank entrant into the Canadian financial market and is on a mission to re-imagine everyday banking. After spending the first year and a half of its existence building out its tech and banking infrastructure, Neo has officially brought its financial services offering to market. Over the last couple of weeks, Neo began offering its savings account, Mastercard, and merchant rewards program to a select number of individuals on its 30,000-plus waitlist. With a current focus on Western Canada, Neo hopes to have its products available across Canada later this year. See:  Open banking would help the recovery Refusal to embrace open banking puts Canada behind yet another curve C.D. Howe Institute Report: Open Banking Holds Promise, Risks for Consumers Rebank Podcast: How to Build a Profitable Digital Bank with Tinkoff Chau, Neo’s CEO, recently spoke to BetaKit about the startup’s go-to-market strategy and its goal ...
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MarketWatch | Jonathan Burton | Sep 18, 2020 Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all Ray Dalio certainly is no radical idealist, but in his frequent writings and media appearances the veteran investor consistently calls for Americans to rewrite their longstanding contract with capitalism so that it is fairer and more generous to more people. Otherwise, he predicts, life in the U.S. could become more difficult: mountainous debt that stunts economic growth; fewer opportunities for ordinary citizens to get ahead financially; and a worldwide lack of trust in the U.S. dollar that diminishes Americans’ purchasing power and could lower their standard of living. Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge-fund firm, which has made him a billionaire. So it’s not surprising that he champions capitalism as a proven way to expand economic growth and living standards. “Capitalism and capitalists are good at increasing and producing productivity to increase the size of the economic pie,” he says. Then Dalio stands this tenet on its head. Capitalists don’t divide the economic pie very well, he says, and so today the capitalist system, the foundation of the ...
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Investment Executive | James Langton | Sep 21, 2020 Sweeping recommendations to reform Ontario’s securities laws are facing a barrage of criticism from certain corners of Bay Street. The Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce, which began its review of the province’s securities laws in February, published its draft recommendations in July. The task force aims to deliver its final recommendations to the government by the end of the year, despite conducting most of its consultations amid a global pandemic. The task force’s work has been remarkable for both its speed and its ambition, but critics say the group’s recommendations are ill-conceived, threaten investor protection and could undermine the province’s efforts for more vibrant capital markets. The task force’s July report proposes a series of reforms largely designed to stoke growth in the capital markets. In addition to the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) traditional priorities of investor protection and ensuring fair and efficient markets, the task force proposes expanding the regulator’s mandate to include an obligation to foster capital formation and competition. The task force also recommends overhauling Ontario’s existing regulatory structure, easing a variety of constraints on raising capital, remodelling proxy voting and corporate governance, and revisiting enforcement and investor ...
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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Press Release |  Sep 21, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter clarifying national banks' and federal savings associations' authority to hold "reserves" on behalf of customers who issue certain stablecoins. Stablecoins refer to cryptocurrency backed by an asset such as a fiat currency, including U.S. dollars or other foreign currency. "National banks and federal savings associations currently engage in stablecoin-related activities involving billions of dollars each day," Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks said. "This opinion provides greater regulatory certainty for banks within the federal banking system to provide those client services in a safe and sound manner." See:  Stablecoins: Experience the Stability Visa’s digital dollar concept opens a door to central bank currencies FFCON20 Video: Future of CBDCs, Digital Assets and Trading Virtual Panel via Toronto Centre (Apr 17): Using Stable Coins to Facilitate Financial Stability and Inclusion Under Unprecedented Times The letter responds to questions regarding the application of stablecoin-related bank activities. It concludes national banks and federal savings associations may hold "reserves" on behalf of customers who issue stablecoins, in situations where the coins are held in hosted wallets. The ...
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SBE Council | Sep 16, 2020 New Report Highlights Investment Crowdfunding’s Success, and COVID-19 Policy Opportunities for Recovery Today, Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released a new report detailing the growing power and prevalence of investment crowdfunding and the need for a “Main Street Recovery Co-Investment Fund.” “We need to act quickly to stop the bleeding on Main Street,” says Sherwood Neiss, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors. “Short term band aids might slow the trauma, but we need a program that can quickly get capital to local businesses in a way that is supported by local investors. This will create a long-term win that will rebuild and sustain local economies, provide dividends to investors and achieve what Congress is trying to accomplish at the local level,” adds Neiss. In the report, Regulation Crowdfunding by Congressional District: A Report Card, CCA and SBE Council review the progress of investment crowdfunding since 2016.  The Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) of 2012 enacted changes that ushered in investment crowdfunding, which officially launched following the finalization of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules in 2016. Currently, the SEC is in the process of advancing ...
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