Blockchain

IBM and Boehringer Ingelheim partner on blockchain for clinical trials

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BI) and IBM Canada are partnering to make clinical trials safer and more efficient through the use of blockchain. In a Canadian first, blockchain technology will be used in parallel with traditional techniques to log and track patients’ journeys throughout a pil ...

Fighting climate change with capital markets

© istockphoto.com As a structured finance specialist in the World Bank Treasury, I work on a trading floor and talk to banks, investors, and development partners daily, so together we can find cost-effective and sustainable solutions to address climate change. [[tweetable]]The World Bank esti ...

Where is the value in tokens?

Crypto / blockchain has always been as much of a business model innovation as a technical innovation… Technical innovation: running a decentralized ledger / platform at scale Business model innovation: issuing tokens to give users / participants in the platform a stake in the project By iss ...

Global tech talent drawn to Toronto feels warm welcome despite Visa delays

At the beginning of February, global accelerator program Techstars commenced its second cohort in Toronto. The cohort is comprised of a diverse range of companies, from crypto investors to singing apps, and POS systems for customers on-the-go. Techstars Toronto has attracted talent from across Ca ...

F|T: The FinTech Times – Wealthsimple takes stock

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. Wealthsimple launches previously announced stock-trading mobile app “We saw a ...

Morning News: March 19, 2019

Germany Makes Its Big Bank Problem Even Bigger JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs are Getting More Bullish on India Fed Chairman Powell Keeps Peddling A Dangerous Economic Myth Banking’s Back-Office Workhorses Are Merging as Technology Reshapes Finance Levi’s, Whose Jeans Are a Rugged Symbol of Americ ...

Morning News: March 19, 2019

Germany Makes Its Big Bank Problem Even Bigger JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs are Getting More Bullish on India Fed Chairman Powell Keeps Peddling A Dangerous Economic Myth Banking’s Back-Office Workhorses Are Merging as Technology Reshapes Finance Levi’s, Whose Jeans Are a Rugged Symbol of Americ ...

Canadian securities regulators propose regulatory framework for crypto platforms

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) are seeking input from the FinTech community on how Canada should construct regulation for crypto-asset trading platforms in Canada. The two organizations released a consultation pape ...

NXM Labs invests in Ryerson University’s cybersecurity research lab

Ryerson University’s Cybersecurity Research Lab (CRL) has secured funding from NXM Labs, a security and data integrity software developer. The agreement will be managed by the Center for Autonomous Security and Data Integrity, NXM’s corporate research lab. “This is a win-win for NXM and Ryer ...

Is Paul Krugman smarter than a high-school graduate? - Peter Diekmeyer (14/03/2019)

March 14, 2019 New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize Laureate and professor at the City University of New York is widely regarded as one of America’s top economists. His recent description of the U.S. Administration as “Donald Trump and his team of Morons,” thus seemed unbe ...