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BoC deputy: pandemic means central banks must ‘move faster’ on digital currency plans

Pandemic-related shifts in how people shop, sending more people into cyberspace than a physical space, means central banks must speed up work on creating their own digital currencies, says a top Bank of Canada official. The coronavirus has meant more people are shopping online, and foot traffic for brick-and-mortar storefronts hasn’t caught up to pre-pandemic […]

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As crypto currency gains further traction in the global marketplace, do institutional investors have a fiduciary responsibility to examine its potential? Perhaps the answer lies in Bitcoin’s performance relative to other, more traditional asset classes, suggested Elisabeth Préfontaine, founder of Octonomics, at an event hosted by the Global Risk Institute in Toronto on Wednesday. “When […]

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Institutional investors appear to be making some tentative forays into the world of cryptocurrencies. A research note published by investment firm Cambridge Associates said it may be time for institutional investors to begin exploring and familiarizing themselves with the asset class, stating, “we see an industry that’s developing, not faltering.” As well, a survey of institutional investors […]

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As with any new investment, there are always risks that have to be carefully weighted before proceeding. The recent failure of cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX (QX) is certainly upsetting for those who may not recover their money. QX is an exchange where individuals can buy Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and store them in a wallet. Cryptocurrencies are […]

  • March 5, 2019 January 20, 2021
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Coverage of the Investment Innovation Conference

The Vast Potential of Blockchain Technology

But what exactly is blockchain? And how does it relate to bitcoin?

OMERS Expands Into Cryptocurrency

Ethereum Capital will fund enterprise applications

  • By: Staff
  • January 30, 2018 September 13, 2019
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Chart of the Day: Bitcoin’s Bad Week

Cryptocurrencies shed $268 billion in market cap in just a few days.

  • January 16, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:43
What Bitcoin investors can learn from the rise and fall of gold, dot-com companies

I have been watching Bitcoin’s price advance with trepidation. In just six months its value has quintupled and it has risen more than tenfold since last December. It started 2017 at just below $1,000 and by the end of November it hit $11,000, proceeding to surpass $16,000 a few days later. This, to me, is reminiscent of […]

The Bitcoin Bubble

As Keynes used to say the markets can stay irrational longer than one can remain solvent.

  • December 19, 2017 September 13, 2019
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