Canadian Police Asks for Public Assistance to Identify Bitcoin Fraudsters

Canadian police are seeking information on individuals alleged to be involved in defrauding Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs (BTMs), according to an announcement published by the Toronto Police Service on March 13. The Calgary Police Service (CPS) Cybercrime Team has asked the public to assist in the identification of four individuals allegedly involved in multiple fraudulent transactions…

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Canadian Electoral Agency Clarifies Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Use

News Canada’s electoral body has started consultations on how political parties should handle cryptocurrency donations ahead of general elections slated for October. Political parties have requested guidance from Elections Canada (EC) on accepting contributions and conducting other transactions in bitcoin. EC has now released a draft note that broadly takes the position that cryptocurrency donations…

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Canada Encourages Cannabis Sector to Transact Discreetly

Privacy The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has published a document advising Canadian citizens to use cash to conduct transactions pertaining to cannabis in order to protect personal information. In response to the guidance, Etoro market analyst Mati Greenspan has predicted the liberalization of Canada’s cannabis sector will bolster local privacy coin adoption.…

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Fine Jewelry Dealer Birks Group Now Accepts Bitcoin

News On Tuesday, Canadian company Birks Group, a fine jewelry operation since 1879, announced its plan to accept bitcoin for products and services at eight select locations. Birks Group and its retail stores will accept cryptocurrencies through a partnership with Bitpay. The collaboration marks the first major implementation of Bitpay’s point-of-sale solution for brick-and-mortar locations…

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Canada’s Indigenous Tribes’ Organization Extorted for C$20,000 in Bitcoim

An organization representing indigenous tribes in Canada recently paid a ransom in bitcoin worth thousands of dollars in order to regain access to computer files that had been encrypted by a hacker. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), over C$20,000 worth of bitcoin was paid out by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)…

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Canadian Firm to Build Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Platform for Cannabis Industry

Canada-based blockchain and crypto company DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (DMG) has announced the development of a global supply chain management platform for the legal cannabis industry, according to an announcement published Oct. 17. As reported by Canada’s national public news and information service CBC, the country’s government officially legalized recreational marijuana as of today. Cannabis…

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Canadian Bitcoin Fund Receives Status as Mutual Fund Trust

Canada’s “first” and “only” regulated Bitcoin (BTC) fund First Block Capital Inc. has obtained mutual fund trust status, allowing investors to put their fund units in self-directed registered accounts, according to a press release published September 10. First Block Capital Inc. (First Block) announced that investors in its flagship product the FBC Bitcoin Trust —…

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21,000 New Locations Across Canada, Europe, Australia to Purchase Bitcoin Cash

News Netcoins, an over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage and virtual ATM software company, announced this week it was enabling bitcoin cash (BCH) for immediate access purchase. For BCH enthusiasts, that’s 21,000 locations, covering Canada, Europe, and Australia where the decentralized currency is now available. Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning Plug 21,000…

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