[{"id":3320,"title":"The U.S. and UK Form a Partnership for Digital Currency Regulation","excerpt":"The United States\u2019 Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) signed a deal with the United Kingdom\u2019s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to collaborate on a framework for financial technology (FinTech) innovation and regulation, according to a\u00a0press release from the CFTC. Both the CFTC and FCA have created in-house bodies dedicated to FinTech initiatives, namely\u00a0LabCFTC and FCA Innovate.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/CFTC-FCA-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/us-uk-regulation-digital-currencies\/","date":"2018-02-19 23:45:53"},{"id":3317,"title":"Digital Currency Mining Interferes with Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)","excerpt":"The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has been hindered by digital currency mining, according to a report from the BBC. The researchers at SETI are planning to expand operations at two of their observatories. In order to do that, they require a large number of graphics processing units (GPU). GPUs are highly sophisticated computer chips…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/SETI.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/digital-currency-mining-interferes-search-extraterrestrial-intelligence-seti\/","date":"2018-02-19 20:39:05"},{"id":3315,"title":"U.S. Regulators Offer Potential Reward to Digital Pump-and-dump Whistleblowers","excerpt":"New warnings from US regulators promise to take action against pump-and-dump digital currency schemes. According to a customer advisory published by The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), whistleblowers could earn a monetary reward in exchange for information leading to sanctions. Regulation remains an important part of the digital currency discourse. Throughout the world, governments…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/stock-market.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/us-regulators-reward-digital-whistleblowers\/","date":"2018-02-19 16:30:01"},{"id":3312,"title":"Leadweb Founder Explains Why Canada Is Not Yet a Global Blockchain Leader","excerpt":"Founded in 2012, Montreal-based blockchain and emerging technology company Leadweb is now seeking to create an innovative supercluster in order to advance Canada\u2019s blockchain movement. Superclusters bring companies together for the common goal of accelerating growth and industry development. Through partnering with like-minded companies working with blockchain, Leadweb aims to create an ecosystem centered on…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/leadweb.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/leadweb-canada-not-yet-global-blockchain-leader\/","date":"2018-02-18 23:59:04"},{"id":3304,"title":"Microsoft Faces Technology Scaling Problems with ID2020 Alliance","excerpt":"In January 2018, software giant Microsoft formally joined the ID2020 Alliance as a founding member. Microsoft deepened their commitment to the Alliance by providing a $1 million USD (approximately $1.3 million CAD) donation on top of resources and expertise. According to Microsoft\u2019s blogpost, the resources and expertise will go towards building \u201can open source self-sovereign,…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/MSFT--1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/microsoft-id2020-alliance\/","date":"2018-02-18 16:59:10"},{"id":3300,"title":"CSA Authorizes Three Digital Currency Investment Funds","excerpt":"The Canadian Securities Agency (CSA) Regulatory Sandbox, formed in February 2017 to aid and regulate digital currency firms bringing new offerings to Canada, authorized three digital currency investment fund managers in January 2018. The January decisions indicate a surge in activity for the CSA, which only granted a total of four positive decisions in 2017.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/2018-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/csa-authorizes-three-digital-currency-investment-funds\/","date":"2018-02-17 23:37:53"},{"id":3294,"title":"VitalHub Corp Brings Blockchain Technology to Mental Health","excerpt":"VitalHub recently joined Hyperledger, an open source blockchain hosted by the Linux Foundation, to bring blockchain technology to mental health initiatives. The IT healthcare company joined other businesses in the industry including Aetna, Change Healthcare, Eli Lilly & Company, and PwC to test and create new blockchain programs for the healthcare industry. With VitalHub\u2019s extensive…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/vitalhub.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/vitalhub-blockchain-technology-mental-health\/","date":"2018-02-17 17:00:41"},{"id":3297,"title":"Worldwide Blockchain Spending Will Grow to $11.5 Billion CAD by 2021","excerpt":"According to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global spending forecast for blockchain technology will grow from $2.1 billion USD (approximately $2.6 billion CAD) in 2018 to $9.2 billion USD (approximately $11.5 billion CAD) in 2021. The 2018 spend estimate is more than double the $945 million USD…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/money-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/blockchain-spending-11-billion-cad-2021\/","date":"2018-02-16 23:55:06"},{"id":3286,"title":"Unsplash Raises $7.25 million for a Digital Currency-Based Photo Economy","excerpt":"Montreal-based Unsplash is an image-sharing website where users can post copyright-free high-resolution photos. Today, the platform claims to host over 400,000 high-resolution images, downloaded a total of over 310 million times. Now, after securing $7.25 million in investment funding, The organization is looking to digital currency as a way to commercialize its product, without stepping…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/unsplash-800x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/unsplash-digital-currency-photo-economy\/","date":"2018-02-16 16:25:56"},{"id":3281,"title":"Equibit Successfully Integrates Atomic Swaps Into Their Wallet","excerpt":"Toronto-based\u00a0Equibit recently\u00a0demonstrated what they believe to be the first\u00a0atomic swap, a technique that transfers funds across blockchains, inside a wallet. Atomic swaps are fairly new to the blockchain industry and they believe this to be the first time the technology was successfully integrated into a wallet. Although still in the development phase, Equibit plans to…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Equibit-logo.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/equibit-atomic-swaps\/","date":"2018-02-16 14:34:15"},{"id":3279,"title":"The Curious Relationship Between Digital Currencies and the Stock Market","excerpt":"Digital currencies are a concept unlike anything the world had ever experienced prior to the advent of Bitcoin in 2009. Since then, many have found difficulty in classifying the young industry and fully understanding the market\u2019s context. Now, some compare it to the stock market. Often, the digital currency industry is compared to various \u2018bubbles\u2019…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/stock-market.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/curious-relationship-digital-currencies-stock-market\/","date":"2018-02-15 23:39:25"},{"id":3276,"title":"Basic Attention Token Unveils New Million Dollar Referral Program","excerpt":"Basic Attention Token (BAT), the accompanying digital token for the Brave browser, announced an initiative to incentivize new users to adopt the platform. Basic Attention Token is led by Brendan Eich of Javascript and Mozilla fame, and the team is constantly undergoing efforts to increase their number of users and verified publishers. These efforts previously…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Screen-Shot-2017-11-06-at-9.27.24-AM-1000x600.png","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/business\/basic-attention-token-referral-program\/","date":"2018-02-15 19:00:37"},{"id":3270,"title":"Vancouver-Based InvestX Launches $100M Fund Accepting Digital Currency","excerpt":"With the popularity of digital currencies, a new array of potential investors entered the market. Armed with their digital currency earnings, these investors represent a changing tide, where the once distinguished line between the stock market and digital assets is rapidly fading. Vancouver-based InvestX hopes to take advantage of that shift. However, investors that earned…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/investment.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/vancouver-investx-100m-fund-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-02-15 15:11:12"},{"id":3268,"title":"Canadian and French Regulators Collaborate on Blockchain Regulations","excerpt":"Securities regulators in eight Canadian provinces formed an agreement with the French Autorit\u00e9 des march\u00e9s financiers (AMF) based in Paris, France to increase global opportunities for blockchain and fintech firms in both countries. The agreement announced on February 8th, 2018 is an extension to the work of the CSA Regulatory Sandbox Initiative combined with the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/regulation.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/canadian-french-regulators-collaborate\/","date":"2018-02-14 21:20:00"},{"id":3256,"title":"Gibraltar Plans World\u2019s First ICO Regulations","excerpt":"British territory Gibraltar plans to create the world\u2019s first regulations for initial coin offerings (ICO), according to a report from Reuters. The nation intends to create a framework that will protect those who wish to invest in ICOs. They believe the explosive growth of ICOs, coupled with the current legal grey area they fall into,…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/Gibraltar.jpg","category":"Government","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/gibraltar-plans-worlds-first-ico-regulations\/","date":"2018-02-14 14:24:11"},{"id":3262,"title":"Vancouver-based HashChain Acquires Blockchain Firm NODE40","excerpt":"Publicly traded Vancouver-based blockchain technology firm HashChain\u00a0announced the acquisition of New York based NODE40 on January 30th, 2018. NODE40 is currently building their reputation providing blockchain based tax compliance software which integrates with major digital currency exchanges, allowing US investors to easily disclose their transactions to the IRS. The acquisition is a move by ambitious…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/hashchain-1000x600.jpeg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/business\/hashchain-acquires-node40\/","date":"2018-02-14 01:54:02"},{"id":3259,"title":"Canadian Becomes First Olympic Athlete Paid in Digital Currency","excerpt":"With digital currency continuing to grow in terms of public recognition, mainstream adoption is emerging in places that many would not have predicted a few years ago. Ted-Jan Bloemen, a Canadian speed skater and double world record-holder recently earned a one-year digital currency sponsorship. This makes Bloemen the first Olympic athlete paid with digital currency.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/olympic-rings-on-white-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/sports\/canadian-first-olympic-athlete-paid-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-02-13 21:24:01"},{"id":3253,"title":"Ontario Government Websites Hacked for Digital Currency Mining","excerpt":"Over the last few days, reports continue to find websites targeted by third parties looking to earn a profit through exploiting security breaches. Notably, several official government websites were victim to a breach involving the unauthorized mining of digital currencies, including the government of Ontario. Included in the list of government websites affected were several…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/breach-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/ontario-government-websites-hacked\/","date":"2018-02-13 18:31:39"},{"id":3237,"title":"CanaPass Blockchain System Expands into Recreational Cannabis Market","excerpt":"Alternate Health, an international medical cannabis company, announced on January 18th that it would launch its CanaPass Blockchain Reporting System in the Canadian recreational cannabis market. While CanaPass launched a successful pilot in July 2017, CanaPass\u2019 reporting system is highly dependent and subject to the Federal government\u2019s recreational marijuana legislation. Although the current Liberal government…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/cannabis-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/canapass-blockchain-cannabis-market\/","date":"2018-02-12 23:45:52"},{"id":3249,"title":"Despite Fears, Many Countries Yet to Heavily Regulate Digital Currency \u00a0","excerpt":"It\u2019s no secret that the digital currency market is prone to being highly speculative. In a world where information travels faster than ever, governments can seem as indecisive as the people they represent when it comes to whether to regulate digital currency. Additionally, the existence of digital currencies is creating a phenomenon where investors across…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/regulation.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/countries-yet-heavily-regulate-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-02-12 18:52:20"},{"id":3246,"title":"Ripple CEO Says Digital Currencies are More \u2018Asset\u2019 Than \u2018Currency\u2019","excerpt":"During the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse expressed his belief that digital currencies are less of a \u2018currency\u2019 than some proponents might argue. In the panel, Garlinghouse cited the lack of real-world opportunities to spend digital currencies as a way to emphasize that they do not have an inherently practical use…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/brad-garlinghouse-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/ripple-ceo-digital-currencies-asset\/","date":"2018-02-12 14:03:39"},{"id":3243,"title":"Nuclear Scientists Arrested Trying to use Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin","excerpt":"Russian police arrested several nuclear scientists caught trying to use the Russian Federal Nuclear Centre\u2019s supercomputer for unauthorized purposes. Namely, for the purpose of mining bitcoin. The center served as the site of the first atomic bomb developed by the Soviet Union, and now houses a powerful supercomputer dedicated to nuclear research. However, scientists attempted…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/bitcoin-lines-2-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/russian-scientists-arrested-mining-bitcoin\/","date":"2018-02-11 23:44:35"},{"id":3232,"title":"Novogratz Raises Over $300 Million CAD For Digital Currency Hedge Fund","excerpt":"Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz raised $250 million USD (approximately $314 million CAD) to finance Galaxy Digital, a digital currency hedge fund. The digital currency hedge fund originally planned to raise $200 million USD (approximately $252 million CAD). The company ended up raising 25 percent more than its original target, even after the value of digital…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/galaxy-digital.png","category":"Investing","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/novogratz-digital-currency-hedge-fund\/","date":"2018-02-11 16:15:58"},{"id":3229,"title":"The Wealthiest Digital Currency Owners in Canada, According to Forbes","excerpt":"As the division between traditional investments and digital assets dissipates further, Forbes took the opportunity to create the first-ever list of the wealthiest individuals in the digital currency space. Digital currency proponents may be excited to learn that many of the entries listed in Forbes\u2019 list of \u2018crypto\u2019s richest\u2019 are some of the brightest minds…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/bitcoin_digital_money_decentralized_anonymous_electronic_coin_virtual-1196888.jpgd_-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/wealthy-canada-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-02-10 23:33:25"},{"id":3212,"title":"Identillect Launches Blockchain Technology to Enhance Email Security","excerpt":"Although email is a popular medium of communication, it\u2019s also one of the most vulnerable ways to exchange information. Without proper protection technology, anyone can gain access to email accounts and steal sensitive information. To combat these technological gaps, Identillect Technologies, the leading provider of email security launched a new email security offering. Identillect\u2019s new…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Storing-Digital-Currency-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/identillect-blockchain-email-security\/","date":"2018-02-10 13:50:33"},{"id":3224,"title":"Lino Raises over $25 Million CAD to Create Decentralized Video Community","excerpt":"On the 5th of February, Silicon Valley startup Lino announced that it had secured $20 million USD (approximately $25 million CAD) in funding from a private token sale led by ZhenFund. The money raised will help Lino build a decentralized video distribution network powered by blockchain technology. According to Lino, traditional video platforms take as…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/lino-logo.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/lino-decentralized-video-community\/","date":"2018-02-09 22:02:38"},{"id":3219,"title":"Canada Yet to Follow U.S. Example, Allows Credit Card Digital Currency Purchases","excerpt":"The recent news that all five of the largest credit card issuers in the U.S. no longer allow customers to purchase digital currency with credit cards, launched a topic of discussion that left many wondering if banks across the world would follow suit. Despite the example led by banks in the United States, it would…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/credit-card-1000x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/canada-allows-credit-card-digital-currency-purchases\/","date":"2018-02-09 18:49:19"},{"id":3215,"title":"DFINITY Raises over $75 Million CAD to Create Decentralized Internet","excerpt":"On the 7th of February,\u00a0DFINITY raised $61 million US (approximately $76 million CAD) from US Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and hedge fund PolyChain Capital. According to DFINITY\u2019s website, the company represents the \u201cInternet 3.0 paradigm...a blockchain computer with unlimited capacity, incredible performance, and algorithmic governance.\u201d The DFINITY internet hopes to have a significant impact…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/dfinity-logo-hero.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/dfinity-raises-75-million-decentralized-internet\/","date":"2018-02-09 14:48:36"},{"id":3190,"title":"Charities are Raising Funds via Digital Currencies and Mining","excerpt":"Digital currencies have opened new opportunities to raise funds for charities and Not For Profit (NFP) organizations. In the past, charity contributions were limited to financial donations, the recycling of used goods, and acts of service. With digital currencies, donors can now donate their coins and unused computing power. Donors range from large philanthropic projects,…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/charity-hope-faith-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/charities-raising-funds-via-digital-currency-mining\/","date":"2018-02-08 22:41:13"},{"id":3197,"title":"Canadian Official Praises Facebook \u2018Digital Currency\u2019 Ban, Suggests Google Follows Suit","excerpt":"Currently, regulatory action taken against the digital currency industry is fresh on the mind of many. In large part, this is due to the recent hearing from the U.S. Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (CBHU), and Cease and Desists filled against BitConnect and DavorCoin earlier in 2018.\u00a0Now, reports state that a Canadian regulator…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/canada-1-1000x600.png","category":"Government","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/canadian-official-praises-facebook-digital-currency-ban\/","date":"2018-02-08 18:40:58"},{"id":3207,"title":"Kerrisdale Capital Publishes a Scathing Report on the State of Kodak","excerpt":"Kerrisdale Capital Management published a new\u00a0report outlining why they are shorting shares of Kodak. Kodak recently announced they were planning an ICO and\u00a0expanding into the world of blockchain technology. The aim of the ICO is to start a digital currency called KodakCoin. The coin will fuel a blockchain platform, called KodakOne, that manages the intellectual…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Kodak-1.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/kerrisdale-capital-scathing-report-kodak\/","date":"2018-02-08 14:40:34"},{"id":3202,"title":"Warren Buffett Company BNSF Joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)","excerpt":"Berkshire Hathaway\u2019s BNSF Railway (BNSF), owned by world-renowned investor Warren Buffett, is the first class-I railroad to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). \u201cBlockchain technology has the potential to change several aspects of the transportation industry, and it is important that the industry comes together to align around a set of standards,\u201d said Muru…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/Warren_Buffett-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/warren-buffett-bnsf-joins-bita\/","date":"2018-02-07 22:58:49"},{"id":3193,"title":"Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) and Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Launch Partnership","excerpt":"The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), a not for profit advocacy group that promotes blockchain technology for financial professionals, recently partnered with the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a trade association that focuses on the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry. The WSBA and BiTA partnership hopes to outline the impact…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/blockchain.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/wsba-bita-blockchain-partnership\/","date":"2018-02-07 18:15:06"},{"id":3157,"title":"UNICEF Initiative Lets Users Mine Digital Currency for Syrian Children","excerpt":"Global children's aid foundation UNICEF recently launched a new way to let ordinary people support children in Syria using digital currency. Game Chaingers is a new initiative that invites gamers to help out by loaning their computer\u2019s resources for the purposes of digital currency mining. Supporters lend their computing power to mine ethereum, which goes…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Bitcoins-e1513915352680.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/unicef-initiative-mine-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-02-07 14:43:52"},{"id":3167,"title":"Smominru Botnet Forces Windows Servers to Mine Monero","excerpt":"A giant mining botnet known as the Smominru miner has infected 526,000 Windows servers to mine digital currency Monero. According to ZDNet, the online news site for IT professionals, the botnet has mined over 8,900 Monero coins. The value of the coins lies between $2.8 and $3.6 million USD ($3.48 and $4.47 million CAD) today.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/monero-logo-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/tech\/smominru-botnet-windows-servers\/","date":"2018-02-06 23:45:38"},{"id":3185,"title":"The US Government Investigates Ways to Properly Regulate Digital Currencies","excerpt":"The United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (CBHU) held a\u00a0hearing today on digital currency regulation. The hearing centred around the testimonies of Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Many in the digital currency community feared the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/Blockchain-1-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/us-government-investigates-digital-currency-regulation\/","date":"2018-02-06 21:47:44"},{"id":3181,"title":"Venezuelan President Maduro Ignores Critics, Announces Petro Pre-Sale","excerpt":"Both skeptics and proponents of Venezuela's initiative to sell the new \u2018petro\u2019 digital currency may be surprised to learn that President Nicol\u00e1s Maduro has his sights set on a pre-sale date; February 20th, 2018. Maduro made headlines in December 2017 when he announced a plan to save Venezuela's troubled economy through the sale of a…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/petro-logo.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/maduro-petro-pre-sale\/","date":"2018-02-06 17:41:14"},{"id":3178,"title":"Interview with Weiss Ratings\u2019 Founder: Elaborating Bitcoin\u2019s C+ Score","excerpt":"On January 24th, 2018, Coinsquare Discover covered the release of the first digital currency grades to be released by any rating agency in the world. Weiss Ratings, an institute founded as a division of Weiss Research in 1971, awarded a letter grade to many prominent digital currencies. Now, on February 6th, 2018, Weiss Ratings founder…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Bitcoins-e1513915352680.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/interview-weiss-ratings-founder-elaborating-bitcoin-score\/","date":"2018-02-06 14:05:21"},{"id":3176,"title":"DavorCoin: Newest Digital Currency \u2018Lending Platform\u2019 Hit With Cease and Desist","excerpt":"Increasingly, regulators across the world are clamping down on fraudulent digital currency platforms that were previously able to exist without oversight.\u00a0DavorCoin is the newest in a line of \u2018cryptocurrency companies\u2019 to receive severe warnings from U.S. regulators. BitConnect, a similar digital currency \u2018lending\u2019 platform, made headlines when it announced the closure of the majority of…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/block-chain-2853048_1280-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/davorcoin-cease-desist\/","date":"2018-02-05 22:40:01"},{"id":3161,"title":"Five Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers Ban Digital Currency Spending","excerpt":"In a world where purchasing digital currencies is\u00a0now easier than ever, there are now fewer options. The popularity of the digital currency industry met increasing backlash over the last few weeks, with across-the-board value dips and fear rampant within the market. Now, credit card issuers have started to ban digital currency spending. As of February…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/bitcoin-lines-2-1000x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/business\/credit-card-ban-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-02-05 17:25:30"},{"id":3154,"title":"Indiegogo Lists Initial Coin Offerings and Blockchain Investments","excerpt":"Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and its partner MicroVentures now lists Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and blockchain investments on Indiegogo\u2019s online platform. Indiegogo\u2019s online platform began in 2008 as a crowdfunding website for innovations in tech and design. Since then, they\u2019ve developed new offerings and launched Equity Crowdfunding in 2016, allowing anyone to invest in new startups.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/indiegogo-ico.png","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/business\/indiegogo-ico-blockchain\/","date":"2018-02-05 13:50:26"},{"id":3150,"title":"Digital Currency Litecoin Gearing Up to Launch Payments Processor LitePay","excerpt":"LitePay is a new payment solution that aims to bridge the gap between fiat currency and\u00a0Litecoin. LitePay plans to use Litecoin\u2019s core blockchain technology to create a borderless global payment network. The technology behind LitePay allows merchants to easily accept Litecoin as payments, both online and in-store. 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The imposters often pose as a well-known people in the digital currency community.\u00a0 Replacing one letter in a…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/Vitalik_Buterin_TechCrunch_London_2015-2-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/vitalik-buterin-not-want-give-free-ethereum\/","date":"2018-02-03 17:10:43"},{"id":3147,"title":"Bitfury Launches a Blockchain Investigative Tool Called Crystal","excerpt":"On the 30th of January,\u00a0Bitfury Group launched Crystal, a blockchain investigative tool for law enforcement organizations and financial institutions. According to their press release, the tool\u2019s purpose is to track suspicious bitcoin transactions to real-world entities and individuals. The tool is useful for law enforcement to decode complex relationships and financial institutions engaging in compliance…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/02\/blockchain.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/bitfury-launches-blockchain-investigative-tool-crystal\/","date":"2018-02-03 14:37:35"},{"id":3131,"title":"New ETF Uses AI to Identify and Invest in Blockchain Companies","excerpt":"On the 30th of January, the Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF (ticker KOIN) began trading on the NYSE Arca. It is the first exchange-traded fund using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and invest in blockchain companies. 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According to the Telegraph UK, a Google spokesperson stated that \u201cmining cryptocurrency through ads is a relatively new form of abuse that violates our policies and one that we\u2019ve been monitoring actively.\u201d The issue was reported by…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/hacker-1944688_960_720-960x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/crypto-jackers\/","date":"2018-01-31 14:34:41"},{"id":3066,"title":"UN Researches Blockchain for Climate Change with New Coalition","excerpt":"On the 22nd of January, the UN released a blog post announcing the creation of the Climate Change Coalition (CCC). The CCC\u2019s purpose is to research use cases for blockchain technology and how it can help fight climate change. 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According to an official Facebook post written by Product Management Director, Rob Leathern, Facebook will now ban ads that promote financial products and services \u2018frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.\u2019 Here, Facebook outlines binary options, initial…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/zuck-1000x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/business\/facebook-bans-digital-currency-ads\/","date":"2018-01-31 01:00:07"},{"id":3093,"title":"Bitfinex and Tether Hit by Subpoena from U.S. Regulators","excerpt":"One of the world\u2019s largest digital currency exchanges may be under investigation from U.S. regulators. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sent subpoenas to both Bitfinex and Tether back on December 6th, 2017, according to Bloomberg reports. 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Dr. Jen Wei, assistant professor of computer engineering at the University of Akron, leads a team of researchers to develop a Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP) for space…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/moon-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/nasa-research-blockchain-in-space\/","date":"2018-01-29 00:28:08"},{"id":3006,"title":"Sony Seeks Patent for Education Platform Powered by Blockchain","excerpt":"Sony Global Education recently developed a centralized modern ledger powered by the blockchain to store education records. It could become alternative to the fragmented record-keeping processes in educational institutions today. Sony mentioned in their press release that \u201c[blockchain] technology has the potential to realize an entirely new infrastructure system for sharing records securely over the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/top-og.png-1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/sony-seeks-patent-blockchain\/","date":"2018-01-28 20:48:35"},{"id":3056,"title":"Russian Parliament Receives Draft Bill for CryptoRuble Launch","excerpt":"On the 25th of January, 2018 Communist Party MP Rizvan Lurbanov submitted a draft law to parliament introducing CryptoRuble, the Russian digital currency. The document\u2019s explanatory note read \u201cthe amendments proposed by the draft law\u2026 codify the digital financial asset as a legal means of payment on the territory of Russia.\u201d The submission of the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/moscow-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/cryptoruble-bill-russian-parliament\/","date":"2018-01-28 16:34:36"},{"id":3048,"title":"What to Look Out For at Cantech Investment Conference 2018","excerpt":"The Cantech Investment Conference - Canada\u2019s largest technology investment conference - is just around the corner. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the conference will be held on January 31st, 2018. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, this year the Cantech Investment Conference promises to bring 3,500 engaged investors together with over 100 prominent technology companies.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/cantech-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/cantech-investment-conference-2018\/","date":"2018-01-27 23:50:08"},{"id":3023,"title":"Victory Square Technologies Wants to Support Blockchain \u00a0Entrepreneurs","excerpt":"Vancouver-based Victory Square Technologies (CSE:VST) is a venture builder that creates, funds, and nurtures start-up entrepreneurs in such areas as blockchain technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, personalized health, gaming, and film. VST\u2019s CEO, Shafin Diamond Tejani, earned his fortune in the 1990s tech boom. 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In a panel hosted by the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm on the 24th of January 2018, Wozniak revealed that he cashed out during the market excitement…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/woz-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/steve-wozniak-sold-bitcoin\/","date":"2018-01-25 23:02:40"},{"id":3003,"title":"Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against BitConnect","excerpt":"Prior to its partial shut down, BitConnect was a platform that claimed to be a self-regulated financial framework for peer-to-peer bitcoin lending. However, BitConnect\u2019s now-defunct lending and exchange services were under constant scrutiny. Industry experts like Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin were vocal in doubting the legitimacy of BitConnect\u2019s promises to investors. 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Hydro-Qu\u00e9bec is now forced to reanalyze its decision due to inability to…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/logo-hq-couleur-fb-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/hydro-quebec-miner-influx\/","date":"2018-01-23 18:18:00"},{"id":2954,"title":"Deloitte Canada Report says Blockchain can Drive Transparency in Real Estate","excerpt":"The application of blockchain technology is spreading like wildfire amongst financial and technological infrastructures, and a Deloitte report suggests it will affect real estate. Third generation blockchains can carry smart contracts securely, verify identities, and make transactions in one smooth motion. 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The transaction came after a Tweet…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/lightning-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/lightning-network-first-transaction\/","date":"2018-01-23 04:04:21"},{"id":2933,"title":"Indian Federal Government Issues Tax Notice to Digital Currency Investors","excerpt":"According to Reuters, the Indian federal Government recently sent tax notices to tens of thousands of digital currency investors. The notice comes after a nationwide survey revealing that $3.5 billion in transactions have occurred over a 17 month period. Unlike China, South Korea, and Japan, in 2017, the Indian government has an unclear stance towards…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Taj_mahal_in_independence_day-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/india-tax-digital-currency-investors\/","date":"2018-01-22 23:02:38"},{"id":2840,"title":"How Blockchain can Transform Government Data Collection","excerpt":"Data is the lifeblood of any effective government, and blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the area. Governments require information in order to protect and provide for their citizens through laws, policies, programs, and public services. Unfortunately, data collected from the public often comes incomplete or in fragments. Fragmented data has been a significant challenge…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/hacker-1944688_960_720-960x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/blockchain-government-data\/","date":"2018-01-22 12:57:52"},{"id":2921,"title":"Neptune Dash to Commence Trading on TSX Venture Exchange","excerpt":"On January 22nd, 2018 Neptune Dash Technology Corp will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V). The stock will trade under the symbol TSX-V: DASH. The company exclusively builds and operates Dash Masternodes, specialized servers that participate in the maintenance of the Dash blockchain. Neptune currently operates 15 Masternodes and hopes to have 17-18…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/NeptuneDash_Logo-copy-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/neptune-dash-commence-trading-tsx-venture-exchange\/","date":"2018-01-21 21:34:32"},{"id":2925,"title":"Digital Currency App Sweatcoin Converts Exercise into Digital Currency","excerpt":"Sweatcoin, an app available for Android and iOS devices, hopes to incentivize users to exercise in exchange for digital currency. The app tracks your steps and rewards users with a native currency known as Sweatcoins. Through its \u2018Walk&Earn\u2019 feature, the app pays out at a rate of 0.95 sweatcoins per 1,000 steps taken outdoors. Sweatcoins…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Screen-Shot-2018-01-21-at-2.01.05-PM.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/sports\/sweatcoin-converts-exercise-digital-currency\/","date":"2018-01-21 19:02:36"},{"id":2913,"title":"Digital Currency Hardware Manufacturer Ledger Closes $75 Million Series B","excerpt":"Hardware digital currency manufacturer, Ledger, raised $75 million USD ($93 million CAD) in series B funding, led by UK-based VC firm Draper Espiri. This comes after the company raised $10 million CAD with an initial series A round in March 2017. The round also included contributions from FirstMark Capital, Cathay Innovation, and Korelya Capital. 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Le Maire, and his German equivalent Peter Altmaier, made the announcement at a joint news conference in Paris. \u201cWe will have a…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/paris-1789706_1280-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/g20-digital-currency-regulations\/","date":"2018-01-19 21:45:06"},{"id":2870,"title":"Venezuela Looks to Create Digital Currency Petro Amidst Economic Crisis","excerpt":"Venezuela\u2019s economic trajectory took it from being the richest country in the continent to one of the poorest in the world. Now, they hope a digital currency - called petro - will solve their problems. In the past, we\u2019ve seen Venezuelans rely on digital currencies and bitcoin mining as a way of surviving day-to-day in…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/We_Are_Millions_march_Venezuela-1000x575.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/petro-venezuela\/","date":"2018-01-19 15:27:32"},{"id":2863,"title":"Japan's MUFG Bank Intends to Launch its Own Digital Currency","excerpt":"One of the largest banks in the world, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), intends to launch its own digital currency in 2018, according to Japan\u2019s Mainichi News. The bank will issue an \u2018MUFG coin\u2019 through an exchange that the bank will also run. 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New legislation would grant regulators the authority…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/canada-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/canadian-investors-wait-south-korea\/","date":"2018-01-18 15:48:14"},{"id":2857,"title":"Regulatory Pressure Named Potential Cause of Digital Currency Market Crash","excerpt":"Prices of the leading digital currencies fell substantially yesterday, including a fall in price for Bitcoin. The famed digital currency fell almost 50% from its December 2017 peak, going below $10,000 USD for a time. Ethereum fell by 30 percent and recent climber Ripple took a major plunge to below $1 USD. Total\u00a0market capitalization fell…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/Legal-landing-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/regulatory-pressure-digital-currency-crash\/","date":"2018-01-17 21:39:08"},{"id":2852,"title":"Digital Currency Platform BitConnect Stops Services Amidst Ponzi Scheme Claims","excerpt":"BitConnect, a platform that claimed to be a self-regulated financial platform for peer-to-peer bitcoin lending, announced the immediate, indefinite closure of its lending and exchange services. In practice, BitConnect allowed users to loan digital currency to the platform\u2019s anonymous owners with the promise of large returns on their investments. 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We\u2019ve seen projects in the past that aim to change the way that…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Screen-Shot-2018-01-17-at-9.00.48-AM-1000x394.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/tech\/bloom-wants-to-take-on-credit-reporting-agencies\/","date":"2018-01-17 14:03:30"},{"id":2842,"title":"Digital Currency TRON Accused of Stealing Ethereum's Code","excerpt":"TRON has been accused of plagiarism and theft. The China-based digital currency has been called out for copying Ethereum\u2019s code and not crediting them with the proper licensing agreement. This comes only days after it became apparent that the company plagiarized much of its white paper and protocol outlines. 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Kelly announced his proposal to allow Toronto residents to make payments towards property tax and various government bills using digital currencies like Bitcoin.\u00a0This sentiment is largely reflected in the digital currency community, as having more avenues to spend digital…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/normbitcoin-2.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/norm-kelly\/","date":"2018-01-16 16:55:26"},{"id":2815,"title":"Ethereum Co-Founder Announces DAICO, a new ICO Fundraising Model","excerpt":"Russian-Canadian programmer, Vitalik Buterin, recently outlined a new decentralized fundraising model for the Ethereum network called a DAICO. His proposal aims to create a more democratic way of controlling an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the current model for fundraising on the Ethereum network. He accomplishes this by combining the old ICO concept with a Decentralized…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/Vitalik_Buterin_TechCrunch_London_2015-2-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/daico-new-ico-fundraising-model\/","date":"2018-01-15 22:22:22"},{"id":2808,"title":"Canadian Spy Agency CSIS Labels Blockchain a \"Mega Trend\"","excerpt":"An internal Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) note released to\u00a0press under the Access to Information Act in the last few days included blockchain technologies in its list of \u201cmega trends\u201d set to alter the economy and society. The classified document was created by Canada\u2019s spy agency CSIS in late 2016 for then Director Michel Coulombe.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/CSIS-1000x516.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/government\/canadian-spy-agency-csis-blockchain-mega-trend\/","date":"2018-01-15 15:54:14"},{"id":2804,"title":"'Whale' Investors Could Manipulate Digital Currency Markets","excerpt":"Recently, Bitcoin Diamond saw a huge increase in price. The jump was of course followed by an inevitable crash. This type of market movement is often called a \u2018pump and dump\u2019 by 'whale' investors. It is caused by individual events that trigger a buying frenzy, followed by a sell-off at the top, which causes the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/business-1730089_1280-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/whale-investors\/","date":"2018-01-15 00:30:21"},{"id":2797,"title":"Video Streaming Service Twitch Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments","excerpt":"Popular video streaming website Twitch now allows users to pay for subscription services using Bitcoin. In a recent tweet, Twitch announced a long list of new payment methods, including the world\u2019s most popular digital currency, alongside various types of gift cards. Twitch boasts 15 million daily active users, and 2.2+ million unique content creators per…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/twitch.png","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/entertainment\/twitch-bitcoin\/","date":"2018-01-14 21:24:08"},{"id":2794,"title":"Sweden Toys with Introducing Their Own Digital Currency, the E-Krona","excerpt":"A handful of governments and key banks worldwide are investigating the creation of their own digital currencies. Recently, Sweden threw its hat in the mix. Sweden\u2019s central bank, the Riksbank, could be one of the first to actually deliver the concept with the e-krona. 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In MoneyGram\u2019s\u00a0press release they describe Ripple as the \u201cleading enterprise blockchain solution for payments.\u201d Ripple\/MoneyGram blockchain provides on-demand liquidity Remittances firms like…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/ripple-1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/business\/ripple-moneygram-pilot-xrp-payments\/","date":"2018-01-13 21:53:51"},{"id":2786,"title":"Canadian Startup Equibit Wants to Decentralize the Securities Industry","excerpt":"Equibit Group is a Canadian blockchain company with plans to decentralize the securities industry. Formed in 2015, their vision is to create the ultimate registration system for intangible assets, and move the securities industry onto the blockchain. The platform will allow anyone to transfer value without the need for an intermediary. 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KodakCoin New York-based Kodak will launch…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Kodak-1.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/kodakcoin\/","date":"2018-01-12 20:59:03"},{"id":2738,"title":"How Stock Exchanges Use Blockchain Technology","excerpt":"Despite the size and growth of global stock exchanges, many still use outdated technology to trade and gather information. These inefficiencies not only take time, they cost businesses billions of dollars every year in lost profit potential. Blockchain has the potential to address these challenges. The complexity of the stock market makes it difficult to…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/1200px-TSX_New-1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/stock-exchanges-blockchain-technology\/","date":"2018-01-12 18:28:54"},{"id":2773,"title":"Swiss Government Launches Blockchain Task Force","excerpt":"Despite news breaking of some countries like South Korea imposing even more restrictions on digital currencies, others are more welcoming of both digital currencies and blockchain technologies.\u00a0Switzerland has this week launched a blockchain task force, led by Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Mausrer and Economics and Education Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann. \u201cBlockchain is becoming more important as…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/zurich-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/swiss-blockchain-task-force\/","date":"2018-01-12 01:13:41"},{"id":2761,"title":"How Zug, Switzerland Became Known as Crypto Valley","excerpt":"Switzerland is home to Crypto Valley, a global blockchain and digital currency haven for emerging startups. Crypto Valley\u2019s location is in Switzerland because of it's favorable political, economic and technological environment. Switzerland has flexible regulations and a progressive political system that support new and innovative projects such as emerging blockchain based startups. Economic stability and…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/zug-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/crypto-valley\/","date":"2018-01-11 20:24:50"},{"id":2768,"title":"South Korea Cracks Down on Digital Currency Exchanges Amidst Confusion","excerpt":"The fate of South Korea's digital currency exchanges is on shaky ground. \u201cThere are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,\" said the South Korean Ministry of Justice in a statement to Reuters. The news sent ripples throughout the global trading community causing…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/southkorea-1000x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/south-korea-digital-currency-exchanges\/","date":"2018-01-11 18:28:04"},{"id":2763,"title":"HydroQuebec Started Courting Bitcoin Miners to the Province","excerpt":"HydroQuebec CEO \u00c9ric Martel recently announced the utility will attempt to attract more business from Bitcoin mining farms. The move is spurred by a decrease in demand for electricity in the area. The decrease in demand has begun a \u201cspiral of death,\u201d Martel told Le Journal de Quebec. The implementation of smarter, more energy efficient…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/logo-hq-couleur-fb-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/hydroquebec-courting-bitcoin-miners\/","date":"2018-01-11 15:02:21"},{"id":2754,"title":"New Digital Currency Hedge Fund to be Traded on TSX-V","excerpt":"Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz is starting a digital currency hedge fund, to be traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. In an\u00a0announcement, Novogratz\u2019s company, Galaxy Group Investments, stated their digital wing would merge with First Coin and Bradmer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to form Galaxy Digital LP. They plan to raise $200 million in capital to start what…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/Norawitz-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/new-digital-currency-hedge-fund\/","date":"2018-01-10 22:09:41"},{"id":2723,"title":"How Blockchain can Improve the Food Industry","excerpt":"The global food industry is worth trillions of dollars. Unfortunately, where there are opportunities, there will be those quick to take advantage. Not only does fraud in the food industry have economic costs, it can lead to public health and brand reputation risks. 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As an example, the total digital currency market capitalization has reached…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/bitcoin_digital_money_decentralized_anonymous_electronic_coin_virtual-1196888.jpgd_-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/misconceptions-market-capitalization\/","date":"2018-01-10 02:17:39"},{"id":2745,"title":"Inside Telegram Open Network (TON): Potentially the World's Largest ICO","excerpt":"The popular encrypted messaging app\u00a0Telegram is planning an ICO on its Telegram Open Network. The ICO will fund the development of its own blockchain platform and digital currency, according to sources from Telegram who have spoken to TechCrunch. The network is called Telegram Open Network (TON), its native currency will be called Gram. 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This phenomenon came to a halt when China banned ICOs and digital currencies outright while South Korea banned ICOs and prohibited the issuing of new and anonymous trading accounts.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/china-1-1000x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/global-ico-race\/","date":"2018-01-08 18:31:09"},{"id":2715,"title":"How Privacy Coins Could Take Over the Digital Currency World","excerpt":"John McAfee, the inventor of the first commercially available anti-virus software, went on Twitter last month to say \u201cprivacy coins will have the greatest future.\u201d Many experts in the field echo this sentiment, citing an increased need for privacy. Some predict it will be a big trend in 2018. Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook,…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/hacker-1944688_960_720-960x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/privacy-coins\/","date":"2018-01-08 16:02:23"},{"id":2614,"title":"Why Distribution of Ownership is Important to Digital Currency Investors","excerpt":"The distribution of ownership in digital currency is useful for\u00a0deciphering the digital currency landscape and\u00a0providing a sense of what the average investor is in for or up against. Surprisingly, digital assets are not held in the same decentralized fashion as the computer networks that support them. 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Zuckerberg remarked that \u201cthe world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/zuck-1000x600.jpg","category":"Business","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/facebook-digital-currency-payments\/","date":"2018-01-05 03:13:56"},{"id":2679,"title":"Ripple\u2019s Implied Market Capitalization Now Greater Than Bitcoin","excerpt":"Just days after Coinsquare Discover reported that Ripple (XRP)\u00a0overtook Ethereum in market value, it has pulled ahead of Bitcoin using the implied market capitalization valuation method.\u00a0 At that point, Ripple\u2019s market capitalization was $87 billion with a value per coin of just over $2 USD. 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Share economy unicorns like Uber, Airbnb, and Upwork, are all centralized platforms whose owners control the network.\u00a0With the growing number of disgruntled drivers, hosts, and freelancers, blockchain technology is a potential peer-to-peer alternative where everyone can own a…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/blockchain-1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/blockchain-sharing-economy\/","date":"2018-01-04 15:17:21"},{"id":2647,"title":"ConsenSys Looks to be a Provider, Funder, and Educator Around Blockchain","excerpt":"In just a little under 2 years, a startup known as \u00a0\u201cConsenSys\u201d crept up to become a global leader in the blockchain and digital currency space. The company is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, with half its team distributed across the world including Toronto, Canada. 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The platform is fast and easy to use, which has led to wide scale adoption by the public, as well as corporate…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/ark-welcome-copy-937x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/tech\/ark-eco-friendly-blockchain\/","date":"2017-12-17 23:23:51"},{"id":2434,"title":"Building Blocks Project Aims to Replace Banks Using Blockchain","excerpt":"The Syrian civil war remains the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of WWII. As a result, the UN formed partnerships with startups and big corporates to trial blockchain technology and assist 11 million displaced people. 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While we often think of issues within the online advertising industry as specifically pertaining to websites and…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Screen-Shot-2017-11-06-at-9.27.24-AM-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/basic-attention-token\/","date":"2017-11-26 21:58:35"},{"id":2333,"title":"What are Bitcoin Transaction Fees?","excerpt":"To understand a bitcoin (BTC) transaction and associated fees, it helps to understand the motivation of bitcoin miners who verify and add transactions to the blockchain. Miners get paid twice for ordering transactions on the blockchain. The first payment is for successfully entering the block of transactions. 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Usually when we consider a digital currency, we place it into one of two categories: \u2018Bitcoin\u2019 or \u2018altcoin.\u2019 \u2018Altcoin\u2019 is a term used to describe any of Bitcoin\u2019s contemporaries, and is evidence…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/bitcoin-litecoin-2.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/bitcoin-vs-litecoin-battle-scale\/","date":"2017-11-24 16:25:18"},{"id":2313,"title":"StormX Hopes to Decentralize Freelance Work Through Blockchain","excerpt":"StormX has recently launched their initial coin offering (ICO), an Ethereum based ERC20 token called Storm. Their goal is to decentralize the freelance marketplace. Their vision is to create a world where it is easier to have the independence found through freelance work. The increased connectivity that the internet brings us makes it increasingly easier…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/storm-min.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/stormx\/","date":"2017-11-23 17:04:11"},{"id":2309,"title":"$31M USD stolen in Tether digital currency hack","excerpt":"Earlier this week Tether, a digital currency pegged to the US dollar, announced it had close to $31 million US in tokens stolen from its treasury wallet, by what it labelled a malicious attack. 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The value of Square shares rose 5% immediately, and…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/jack-dorsey-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/jack-dorsey-square-cash\/","date":"2017-11-21 15:17:00"},{"id":2296,"title":"Tracking the History of Bitcoin 9 Years Later","excerpt":"Oct. 31st, 2017 marked the 9th anniversary of Bitcoin. While initially perceived under a negative light, Bitcoin has now transitioned towards more of a positive aspect of society\u2019s growth. 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One hour transaction times are now common for Bitcoin, and when the network is under serious demand it can be…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/lightning-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/lightning-strikes-bitcoin-network\/","date":"2017-11-17 16:02:32"},{"id":2247,"title":"Ethereum Co-Founder Awarded Forbes\u2019 \u201830 Under 30\u2019","excerpt":"Every year, Forbes releases a list of the 30 most promising young minds in their respective industries. The recently published 2018 list featured a name that should be immediately recognizable to most digital currency enthusiasts; Vitalik Buterin. Buterin solidified his place amongst 29 other young innovators under the age of 30 in Forbes\u2019 \u201830 Under…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Vitalik-1000x512.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/ethereum-co-founder-awarded-forbes-30-30\/","date":"2017-11-17 03:14:47"},{"id":2242,"title":"Is Blockchain a Reflection of Human Progress?","excerpt":"Blockchains allow us to transcend physical and national borders by sending money or executing transactions with anyone across the globe. Apart from this sort of commercial connectivity, blockchains and digital currencies will enable us, or challenge us, to overcome psychological barriers of cooperating with unknown peers. 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One such hub is Toronto-based Decentral, an innovation hub for decentralized technology founded by Anthony Di Iorio, former Chief Digital Officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange. \u00a0 Decentral first made waves on the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/anthony.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/leading-canada-towards-decentralized-technology\/","date":"2017-11-15 15:19:33"},{"id":2224,"title":"Understanding the Different Types of 'Cryptocurrencies'","excerpt":"'Cryptocurrencies' can be confusing to learn whether you\u2019re an enthusiast or an investor. The term \u2018Cryptocurrency\u2019 is used for a broad range of blockchain related technologies and concepts. Each type of \u2018cryptocurrency\u2019 has a different, but not mutually exclusive, category based on usage, utility, and, in some cases, the sector where it will be used.…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Bitcoins-e1513915352680.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/understanding-the-different-types-of-cryptocurrencies\/","date":"2017-11-14 15:18:21"},{"id":2222,"title":"Identifying the Most Influential People behind Bitcoin","excerpt":"You may have already heard the stories about Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin and the first blockchain database. The mysterious founder has never truly been identified, and ceased being active in the development of Bitcoin in December 2010. 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Scientist have began researching the multitude of ways that blockchain technology can be…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/IOTA-1000x509.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/discovering-the-limits-of-blockchain\/","date":"2017-11-07 14:44:34"},{"id":2174,"title":"Paradise Papers - How Digital Currency Could Prevent Tax Avoidance","excerpt":"The recent news about the Paradise Papers serve as one of the biggest leaks in modern history. The scandal implicates several thousand companies and over one hundred government and business officials in using secret tax havens in order to circumvent tax obligations, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, three former Canadian Prime Ministers, and the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/paradise-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/paradise-papers-how-digital-currency-could-prevent-tax-avoidance\/","date":"2017-11-06 19:31:26"},{"id":2165,"title":"BAT and DuckDuckGo Take On Google","excerpt":"Basic Attention Token (BAT) and DuckDuckGo are two very separate projects with a similar intention to change the way that users interact with the internet and restructure the way that advertisers have power online. BAT\u2019s announcement that DuckDuckGo, an internet search engine that aims to protect privacy, has partnered with their publisher program has the…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Screen-Shot-2017-11-06-at-9.27.24-AM-1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/bat-and-duckduckgo-take-on-google\/","date":"2017-11-06 14:20:46"},{"id":2163,"title":"Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake","excerpt":"Most people researching cryptocurrencies have at some point come across the terms Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS), but relatively few understand them. Questions start with what the terms even mean and move on to how these concepts relate to different cryptocurrencies. 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Conventional Monetary Policy In conventional systems Central Banks, like the Bank of Canada (BoC), are the entities…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/bitcoin.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/monetary-policy-in-the-age-of-digital-currency\/","date":"2017-11-04 04:11:26"},{"id":2129,"title":"Canada\u2019s Blockchain Ecosystem","excerpt":"When it comes to \u2018unicorns\u2019 (companies worth over $1 billion) or the Canadian version of it - \u2018narwhals\u2019 - Canada hasn\u2019t seen too many in the last decade. The most prominent ones include the RIM, Shopify, OpenText, and Kik - a far cry from the tens of unicorns coming out of the United States. 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A hard-fork is a split in the blockchain, the underlying technology which forms the basis for Bitcoin, and is used…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Bitcoin_Logo-copy-1-e1509672656991-1000x600.png","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/bitcoin-bitcoin-cash-and-bitcoin-gold-but-why\/","date":"2017-11-02 20:04:26"},{"id":2118,"title":"The World\u2019s First Digital Citizen","excerpt":"Sophia is the first artificial intelligence to be granted a citizenship. The world reacted with equal parts shock and awe when the news broke that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had given citizenship to Sophia, an Artificial Intelligence designed by Hanson Robotics. Some celebrated this momentous achievement in human history, while many others reacted with…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/ai_0-1000x600.jpg","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/the-worlds-first-digital-citizen\/","date":"2017-11-01 15:18:19"},{"id":2113,"title":"What to Look Out For at Devcon 3","excerpt":"Devcon is an annual cryptocurrency event that brings together some of the smartest minds in the industry. The event focuses on the space around Ethereum and promotes healthy implementation of the currency into the mainstream. With sponsors like Microsoft, Bitcoin.com, Hyperledger, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Status and many others, this year\u2019s event promises to be…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-2.05.17-PM-1000x600.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/2113\/","date":"2017-10-31 18:06:53"},{"id":2003,"title":"Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Takes Exciting Step Forward with Blockchain","excerpt":"Innovation is the way to the future, and exciting new technology is always accompanied by bright minds with bold aspirations. One such bright mind is Bill Gates, a name so synonymous with success that it\u2019s hard to find anyone who isn\u2019t aware of his accomplishments in the tech world. Now, the man who became famous…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/gates-logo-bda5cc0866e8e37eccab4ac502b916c1-copy-1000x591.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/the-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-take-an-exciting-step-in-their-relationship-with-blockchain-technology\/","date":"2017-10-27 18:59:51"},{"id":2000,"title":"Bitcoin's Big Money Makers","excerpt":"What was once considered a rogue, incredibly risky investment is now taking on the mainstream. From Wall Street magnates and gold mining gurus, through to everyday investors and opportunist high schoolers, everyone is getting in on the cryptocurrency market. What does a Bitcoin investor look like? 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This excess manifested itself in the 2008 global financial crisis, and since then people have been questioning whether greed is a good…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/news-top-image-e1507710630829-1000x500.png","category":"Blockchain","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/blockchain\/blockchain-social-innovation\/","date":"2017-10-26 03:02:29"},{"id":1979,"title":"The \u2018CryptoRuble\u2019 -- Russia Prepares to Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency","excerpt":"The mere existence of cryptocurrency has prompted government bodies to consider the legality of these new currencies, and attempt to determine if they pose threats to the existing currency of their nations. There have been reports of countries considering implementing their own cryptocurrencies over the last few months, but for one reason or another most…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/moscow-1000x600.jpg","category":"Digital Currency","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/digital-currency\/the-cryptoruble-russia-prepares-to-launch-their-own-cryptocurrency\/","date":"2017-10-26 02:48:32"},{"id":1977,"title":"How Canadian Banks Use Blockchain","excerpt":"As technology continues to change the fiscal world and challenge the ways in which the average consumer understands currency, banks have been undergoing pressure to keep up with the changing tides. Blockchain technology, in particular, is one opportunity in emerging technology that is simply too big for banks to ignore. 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If an ICO contains tokens which function like securities,…","thumbnail":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/Legal-landing-1000x600.jpg","category":"Investing","permalink":"https:\/\/discover.coinsquare.io\/investing\/what-will-ico-regulation-mean-for-canadian-investors\/","date":"2017-10-25 01:41:42"},{"id":1930,"title":"Public vs Private Blockchains","excerpt":"One of the highest virtues extolled by blockchain enthusiasts is transparency. Although different groups highlight different characteristics of blockchains, almost all definitions include the word \u2018decentralized\u2019 at some point, pointing towards a more open and collaborative future. 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