Monthly Archives: October 2017

What impact will blockchain have on online marketplaces

What impact will blockchain have on online marketplaces

Online marketplaces and the rise of the gig economy have transformed the way we do business in ways no one saw coming. With online giants, such as Amazon, tipped to begin accepting payments in crypto, it is important to consider the impact blockchain will have on online marketplaces in particular. Roger Aitken does just that in an article for Forbes,…

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Breaking: Ontario approves ICO in Province-first

Breaking: Ontario approves ICO in Province-first

On October 23, the Ontario Securities Commission announced that it had approved TokenFunder’s ICO, meaning that the Ontario-based company will be treating its token sale as a security – along with any future offerings launched by the token management company. The regulator’s announcement was refreshingly optimistic, stating as follows: It is important that we continue to foster innovative new ways…

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A guide to major blockchain projects and the broader ecosystem

A guide to major blockchain projects and the broader ecosystem

Given the speed with which new blockchain projects are coming to market, keeping track of developments and how they fit into the broader ecosystem can be daunting. Indeed, the development of smart contracts that cut out the need for traditional intermediaries has led to an influx of teams building decentralized projects. In a post written for Tech Crunch, partner and deal-advisor…

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Growth Stacking: How to split equity with a business partner

Growth Stacking: How to split equity with a business partner

Dan Martell is someone whose work I follow closely. If you’re new to Martell’s work, the Canadian-born entrepreneur and angel investor produces a seemingly endless stream of quality content – all aimed at entrepreneurs carving their way. Having launched two companies of my own, Martell’s wisdom and advice has been an invaluable resource for me. If you’re after an introduction…

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ICO regulations by country

ICO regulations by country

With over $2billion in funding raised via ICO’s since the beginning of this year – an amount eclipsing that raised by traditional VC funding of bitcoin and blockchain startups – regulatory bodies the world over have started issuing statements on ICO’s. In August, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), issued a statement that ICO’s will now be subject to securities legislation…

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Matthew Goetz on digital currencies and the internet of the 1990s

Matthew Goetz on digital currencies and the internet of the 1990s

Today I wanted to share some observations from Matthew Goetz – co-founder of leading digital currency hedge fund, BlockTower Capital. Speaking with Coitelegraph’s Joshua Althauser, Goetz shares his assessments of the transformative power of cryptocurrencies, and draws some important parallels with the dotcom bubble of the 1990s. Read it here.    

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