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HIVE Blockchain is still not a buy, PI Financial says

With the contract disputes with strategic partner Genesis Mining now in the rearview mirror, HIVE Blockchain (HIVE Blockchain News, Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:HIVE) is back in business, according to PI Financial analyst David Kwan, who on Monday changed his rating for the stock from “Under Review” ...

DMG says Facebook’s new Libra coin is a ‘great idea’ and will push crypto into the mainstream

Facebook is probably not the company most people want to see dabbling in cryptocurrency, but the corporation’s launch of its new digital coin next year could finally lead to crypto’s mainstream acceptance, according to DMG Blockchain Solutions’ executive vice-president Steven Eliscu. “We thi ...

ECB worries have receded, but Fed policy doubts have some pundits on the defensive

I spent the past week in Knoxville, Tennessee, watching my daughter’s basketball team play in a national tournament. I am the unofficial scorekeeper of the team, which makes the experience even more interesting, as I track the games on a variety of metrics. What I found is that the risks to my da ...

Q2 2019 Summary: Portfolio News and Activities

Happy Canada Day to our friends and colleagues north of the border, and Happy Fourth of July to those of you south of the border. We hope everyone is having a great start to summer.  Here’s a quick recap of the key activities and announcements from this past quarter.   Welcome to the V1 family ...

Hashtag Trending – Electronic scooters in Canada; Bitcoin goes up and down; Longtime Apple exec leaves

The dockless scooter craze is coming to Canada, The price of Bitcoin doesn’t know what to do with itself, and a longtime Apple executive announces his departure. ...

Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin price jump; telecoms get hacked; Bell increases fees

Bitcoin prices makes a comeback, massive telecom attack linked to Chinese hackers, Bell increases connection fee. ...

Bitcoin could soon break out to all-time highs, this investor says

Cryptocurrency is once again a hot topic as social media giant Facebook gets set to launch its own digital coin and the price of bitcoin surges to new highs for the year. This could be the start of another great run by bitcoin, according to technical analyst Keith Richards of ValueTrend Wealth Mana ...

University of Waterloo opens new research center with NRC

The Canadian National Research Council (NRC) is collaborating with the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Mathematics to improve research in artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity. Key focus areas include battery-free touch sensors for ...

Visa B2B Connect blockchain transaction platform launches globally

Visa’s B2B Connect, a blockchain-based transaction platform for businesses, is now officially online globally. Built in partnership with IBM using the open source Hyperledger Fabric, Visa’s B2B Connect system directly facilitates transactions between banking institutions across borders, removing ...

VersaPay’s fundamentals are improving, PI Financial says

A strong start to the year for Canadian fintech company VersaPay (VersaPay Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:VPY) has analyst David Kwan of PI Financial staying bullish on the stock. In an earnings update to clients on Monday, Kwan reiterated his “Buy” rating and $2.30 target price, which represented a p ...