Fintech

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 ...

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 ...

IMAP being used by hackers to bypass multi-factor authentication, says report

In a study Proofpoint found attackers have learned how to get around MFA -- use an old protocol ...

Learn from our nightmare: tips to prevent getting hacked

Here at Version One, we had two nightmarish weekends in early February when our accounts were hacked by pretty sophisticated and aggressive hackers. As we’ve since learned, hackers love weekends, because it’s a time when targets may not realize the hack right away and the customer service at se ...

Difference Capital adds to Mogo Finance Technology position

Fresh off a win from its investment into Vena Solutions, Difference Capital is adding to its position into Vancouver-based fintech player Mogo Finance Technology (Mogo Stock Quote, Chart TSX:MOGO). Difference on February 1 purchased 100,000 shares of Mogo in the market at $3.00, adding to recent bu ...

Hashtag Trending – U.S. police can’t unlock phones; AirPod charging case; Listen App for podcasts

A judge rules that the U.S. government can’t ask suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics, a wireless charging case for your AirPods, and a new podcast app you might like. ...

Q4 2018: Portfolio News and Activities

We are well into 2019. And yes, this is the time of year when people are thinking about resolutions and looking ahead. And while we are very excited about the new year and new fund, we also want to spend a few minutes to reflect on last quarter. Q4 was an important quarter for our firm and portfoli ...

Our Top Posts from 2018

Happy new year! Each week we like share our thoughts on a range of topics from vertical markets to general startup advice and our reflections on investing. We’re proud to say that we wrote a blog post every week in 2018 – and we’ve done that now for the past three years. In case you didn’t ...

Hashtag Trending: Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

Cryptocurrency becomes easier, no more cash, and payment data improves businesses Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! My first prediction in this new year is that cryptocurrency will be easier for the everyday person to use. Fintech companies and startups like Coinsquare will drive easier ac ...

Hashtag Trending – Verified.Me launch, blockchain consolidation, federal regulation

We have three blockchain predictions for 2019 and none of them include Bitcoin. ...