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Custody is the latest buzzword in the crypto space.  But it’s not a new concept – at base it is all about who holds the asset and what responsibilities come with holding that asset. Are you a trader who always leaves your crypto on the exchange?  Or are you a HODLer who withdraws to your...
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On the weekend, an accomplished and well educated friend of mine had a chuckle and said: ‘I saw a spoof article the other day, but was a bit confused because it was from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company, which is a pretty credible source), the article was titled: Bitcoin Mining in Medicine Hat.’  She thought...
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While there are not quite yet official direct regulations around cryptocurrency, there are some indirect regulations which apply, some of which are governed by FINTRAC.  We encourage every cryptocurrency user to stay ahead of the game by ensuring their exchange is registered with FINTRAC.   RELATIONSHIP TO FIAT. A huge problem in cryptocurrency is its...
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I realized the other day that our office is like a Big Bang Theory episode. Every day I come home chuckling about some hilarious scenario that presented itself and how we all reacted/overreacted/interacted with each other. We have the entire cast covered, from Penny, to Sheldon, to Raj and Emily among others. Yup, I know...
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Blockchain is as overplayed and overexposed as Beyonce. Everyone knows her, everyone’s heard her, everyone loves her, but nobody really knows why she’s so popular. It’s the cult of personality that’s made ‘Bey’ larger than life, a psychological phenomenon. Now before you go all Kanye on me (I’m obviously on #TeamRiRi), there’s an analogy here....
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When I started in crypto, it took me an entire month to get my Canadian dollars into bitcoin. This not an uncommon story. When I made the transfer to the exchange (which was Canadian based), I had NO IDEA where my money was for over a week. My friends assured me it would arrive and...
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Cryptocurrencies are the newest step in a long tradition of currency evolution. While cryptocurrency may seem like a giant leap to many, every new innovation in currency made waves and had naysayers. What many people miss is that cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology are a work in progress. The innovation is relatively new, and it...
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The term blockchain is constructed from two words-block and chain. In this context, a block is a set of records that constitute different data structures that represent various items such as music, bank transactions, insurance data, credit information, or any other set of data structures. These files are then encrypted to conceal the raw data...
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