Blockchain

Bunz locks down employee BTZ wallets as former admins lead mass exodus

Following Bunz’s reduction of merchants that can accept its BTZ currency, Bunz Facebook groups have defected from the Bunz brand, rebranding to Palz. “We do not want to profit. We do not want your app sign-ups. We do not want you to buy into an online currency that will let you down.”– Palz ...

Nearly 80% of Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential ...

Most Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers, says study

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential ...

Week ahead – Central banks the only game in town

Brexit, Fed and trade war remain in focus For many months now, all of the attention has been on the trade war, Brexit and central bank easing. Next week is going to be no different as the UK Supreme Court rules on Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament, talks continue ahead of a meeting betwee ...

Bitcoin Rebounds on ECB Cut Looks Ahead to Fed

Cryptocurrencies had a volatile trading week. Risk appetite returned to the market with the news that US and China were defrosting their trade negotiations. The crypto world saw a correction to the downside at the beginning of the week as Bitcoin had attracted investor flows as a safe haven, so nat ...

F|T: The FinTech Times – A new roadmap for Decentral

Welcome to the FinTech Times, a weekly newsletter covering the biggest FinTech news from around the globe. If you want to read F|T before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of this page. Blockchain company Vanbex Labs sells products to Hyperion amid legal strife Vanb ...

Three Canadian Blockchain stocks that are hanging in there

Canadian blockchain stocks have been decided losers in 2019. It’s been a while since the hype died down on blockchain but it really wasn’t that long ago when the distributed ledger tech was the talk of the town and investment banks were falling over each other to back almost anything with crypt ...

Dapper Labs raises $14.5 million CAD, announces development of new blockchain

Dapper Labs, the Vancouver-based creator of CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, announced it has raised $14.5 million CAD ($11 million USD) in funding, and is developing a new blockchain technology. “As a player-centric technology, we believe blockchain can help make players true stakeholders.”– ...

Announcing Flow, a new blockchain for entertainment applications

Our portfolio company Dapper Labs, the creators of CryptoKitties and the Dapper Wallet, today announced Flow, a new blockchain for entertainment applications. Why do we need another blockchain, you ask? And wasn’t CryptoKitties built on Ethereum? And aren’t there already many other blockchains ...

Bunz lays off 15 people, reduces merchants that can accept BTZ

Bunz has laid off 15 members of its team and removed the ability for some merchants to accept BTZ, the company’s digital currency, BetaKit has learned. A source familiar with the matter told BetaKit that only three staff remain following the layoffs, however, according to its LinkedIn page, Bunz ...