Fintech

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Database with phone numbers of millions of Facebook users found on Internet

A server with databases holding the phone numbers and identity numbers of perhaps as many as 200 million Facebook users in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries has been found open on the Internet by a security researcher. No one knows who the database belongs to, how or when it was copied from Fa ...

Three Canadian fintech stocks to watch in 2020

Opinions vary when it comes to the future of the fintech sector, from claims that cryptocurrencies are going to take over the world to doubts about the profitability of emerging e-commerce platforms. But while the space has certainly had its share of empty promises, investors can still find a few w ...

Thousands of Supermicro servers vulnerable to remote attack, says security vendor

Report from Eclypsium says three models of servers from the manufacturer could be compromised due to plaintext authentication and unencrypted traffic ...

Bitcoin is not the safe haven that gold is, this crypto expert says

Bitcoin vs. gold. Who ya got? Bitcoin has made it back into the news cycle due to its rapid climb over the past few months but is it really true that the cryptocurrency now has the status as a quasi-safe haven for your money, much like the role gold plays during times of economic uncertainty? […] ...

Study says fintech startups vulnerable to web or mobile app attacks

The number of fintechs challenging traditional finance institutions is increasing but the web and application security still needs to improve ...

Mogo is a triple, says Mackie Research

Mackie Research analyst Nikhil Thadani is admitting that his previous target price for fintech name Mogo (Mogo Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:MOGO) was too bullish, and as a result, he’s pulling back now reaffirming his “Speculative Buy” recommendation with the new target of $10.00 (was $12.00) ...