Fintech

Consensus 2018: regulators are still playing catch up with blockchain, PI says

After attending blockchain mega-conference Consensus 2018 in New York City, PI Financial analyst David Kwan says one of his major takeaways is that regulatory uncertainty is a key challenge. The fourth annual Consensus conference, presented by CoinDesk, took place May 14-16 at the New York Hilton ...

Blockchain ETF’s could give you exposure to the next Amazon, National Bank analyst says

Daniel Strauss Investing in a blockchain ETF could mean getting in on the ground floor of the next Amazon, says National Bank Financial’s Daniel Straus, who argues that because blockchain is so new, it’s anybody’s guess which of today’s companies will be best at taking advantage of the tec ...

GoverMedia Plus Canada CEO Roland Bopp talks to Cantech Letter

Roland Bopp Niche markets aren’t what they used to be. While Facebook measures its penetration against nothing less than Earth’s population, anything else can seem small. Your site allows gamers to stream their latest moves to their peers? Niche. Your app lets people listen to their music for ...

RightsCon 2018 conference opens today in Toronto, will debate resolution on discrimination in machine learning

International conference to discuss human rights in context of censorship, AI, false news, blockchain and the digital divide ...

Hashtag Trending – Amazon moves into blockchain; Uber finally gets rid of harmful tactic; LG giving out free TVs

It's all the tech news that's popular right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! ...

Mogo’s subscription revenue growth is driving huge upside, Mackie Research says

Fintech company Mogo Finance Technology (TSX, NASDAQ:MOGO) saw a double-digit pullback as a result of its latest quarterly financials, but that presents a good entry point for investors, says Nikhil Thadani, analyst with Mackie Research Capital Corporation, who on May 9 maintained his “Speculativ ...

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

The Government of Canada is looking to the country's growing blockchain ecosystem to help guide the implementation of the technology in its digital services. ...

Is blockchain a branch of AI, or is AI a branch of blockchain?

By Toufi Saliba, CEO and Chair, ACM Practitioners Board Conference Committee We are extremely subjective in defining “intelligence,” let alone “artificial intelligence” (AI). However, there’s a general consensus around the definition of “intelligence.” According to Alex Wissner, inte ...

Episode 76: William Mougayar on the Future of Blockchain, CryptoKitties, Bitcoin and More

In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes investor, entrepreneur and blockchain expert William Mouygayer back to the show. They talk about the use of tokens as mediums of exchange, the importance of trust and how to establish it on the blockchain, and why CryptoKitties are so import ...

First Data is still a buy, this portfolio manager says

Cameron Hurst First Data’s (NYSE:FDC) stock in on fire ever since its earnings beat a couple of weeks ago, which is all good since the fintech company checks all the right boxes, says Cameron Hurst, chief investment officer at Equium Capital Management. On April 30, payment processing company F ...