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HIVE Blockchain soars 220% in trading debut

Jumping headlong into the middle of the cryptocurrency frenzy, HIVE Blockchain (TSXV:HIVE) began trading today on the TSX Venture Exchange, ending the day as the top percentage gainer and the most actively traded stock on the junior exchange. After completing a special warrant private placement at ...

Benchmarking Canada’s creativity: ICTC’s innovation scorecard

Alexandra CuteanThere is little doubt these days that the future of global business is inherently tied to innovation. From the far-reaching impacts of Blockchain, to the unbounded potential of Artificial Intelligence, it is increasingly clear that the essence of innovation takes shape at the inters ...

HP reinventing printing with four new solutions for cloud, security, IoT, and workflow optimization

In what’s been a busy few days for HP Inc., the company has continued the momentum and unveiled four major solutions at its global partner forum, HP Reinvent, held this year on Sept. 12 in Chicago, with a goal of reshaping the printing industry for an increasingly digitized world. HP’s latest s ...

Encryption-breaking quantum computers getting closer, warns Canadian expert

With research accelerating around the world on next-generation quantum supercomputers, the odds of someone creating a new machine able to crack current encryption methods protecting data has increased in the last 12 months, says a Canadian expert. Last year at this time, when experts from around th ...

Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital

These days not a single meeting with a fellow VC goes by without talking about Blockchain and how to invest in this space. We are all a bit puzzled by how quickly this market has evolved. With a combined market cap of all crypto currencies now topping $170b, crypto has become more than a third of a ...

Book review: Cybersecurity in Canada

CISOs and other corporate officials with cyber security-related responsibilities now have a Canadian text to refer to to help answer questions about buying secure IT products, privacy law and breach response. Cybersecurity in Canada, a 140-page book by lawyer Imran Ahmad of the Miller Thomson law f ...

3 megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade

By Mike Walker, Gartner Inc. Imagine a world where it is possible to implant a magnet that detects electrical current or utilize an exoskeleton to enhance strength. Now consider the potential abuses of requiring employees to have chip implants before they can work. Human augmentation has the potent ...

Brightest prospect for blockchain may be private deployments: Juniper

Bitcoin continues its recent rise in value in the wake of the currency’s recent hard fork that led to the creation of a new currency, Bitcoin Cash, but Juniper Research sees blockchain technology as having more potential outside of cryptocurrency. A recent whitepaper by the research firm focuses ...

CIBC leads Canadian banks in online functionality

CIBC is still the best at online functionality, but all of Canada’s major banks are doing innovative work, according to Forrester Research. For the fourth year in a row, CIBC earned the highest overall score in the 2017 Canadian Online Banking Functionality Benchmark by creating value for online ...

Intel targets binge watchers and VR enthusiasts in soft PC market

Intel Corp. is going after the binge watchers with the first round of 8th Gen Intel Core processor-powered devices. Elaine Mah, director for Canada at IntelDesktops, laptops, and 2-in-1s featuring i5/i7 processors will be hitting the market this week, perfect for students who have put off their bac ...