Category: Canada


Bitcoin’s Hashrate Drops Below 100 Exahash, Observers Describe China’s ‘Great ASIC Exodus’


Most of the crypto community has been focused on the developments in China and more specifically, the crackdowns against bitcoin miners in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Yunnan, and Sichuan. On Wednesday morning (EST), Bitcoin’s overall hashrate has continued to drop and is now below the 100 exahash per second (EH/s) region. During the last 24 […]




Basketball Players in Canada to Be Paid in Bitcoin


Basketball Players in Canada to Be Paid in BitcoinCEBL, the Canadian men’s basketball league, will offer its professional basketball players the option to receive a portion of their salary in cryptocurrency. The new payment option has been enabled through a partnership with the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Bitbuy. Bitbuy to Convert Canadian Dollar Salaries Into Bitcoin The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced the […]



Bitcoin Mining Company Bitfarms to Commence Trading on Nasdaq Next Week


Bitcoin Mining Company Bitfarms to Commence Trading on Nasdaq Next WeekThe mining company Bitfarms has revealed the firm will commence trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market starting on June 21. The firm claims to process 1% of the global hashrate and with “99% green hydroelectricity.” Bitfarms Renewable Operations to List on Nasdaq Global Select Market The Canadian bitcoin mining firm Bitfarms announced on Thursday that […]




EZ Blockchain Partners With Texas-Based Oil Provider to Monetize Wasted Natural Gas With Bitcoin


EZ Blockchain Partners With Texas-Based Oil Provider to Monetize Wasted Natural Gas With BitcoinWhile a number of media pundits and politicians have been talking about Bitcoin’s energy consumption, there’s been a myriad of firms working toward green solutions well before all the controversy. Unfortunately, critics don’t highlight the amount of renewables miners use or the cogeneration applications. One project called EZ Blockchain has partnered with the Texas-based oil […]







2 Cents per Kilowatt Hour: Bitfarms to Launch a 210 MW Bitcoin Mining Operation in Argentina


The Canadian publicly traded bitcoin mining company Bitfarms has announced a deal that will see the company developing a 210 megawatt (MW) mining farm in Argentina. Bitfarms says that the company was able to secure a low electricity rate at $0.02 per kWh during the contractual period. Argentine-Based Bitcoin Mining Facility Aims to Acquire 210 […]


Canada Approves Three Ethereum ETFs, Ether Funds Set to Launch on TSX Next Week


Canada Approves Three Ethereum ETFs, Ether Funds Set to Launch on TSX Next WeekCanada has been approving crypto exchange-traded funds (ETF) more quickly than the United States and after three successful bitcoin ETFs, the country has approved three ethereum-based ETFs. The three ether ETFs in Canada will debut on Toronto’s stock exchange (TSX) on April 20, 2021. Three Ethereum ETFs Set to Launch in Canada Next Week Back […]


ETH bonanza as three North American Ethereum ETFs approved in one day


Canadian stock market investors will soon have a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to Ethereum ETFs.

While gaining exposure might still be difficult south of the US-Canada border, Canadian investors will shortly have a host of options to choose from to gain exposure to Ethereum (ETH) via an ETF as regulators have approved three different Ethereum ETFs in a single day. 

Purpose Investments, Evolve ETFs, and CI Global Asset Management were all approved by Canadian regulators to launch Ethereum-backed ETFs today. The ETFs will be the first ETH ETFs in North America, and among the first in the world. 

Some observers noted that all three being approved at once may have been part an effort not to give Purpose an “unfair advantage”. Purpose appeared to gain an edge after the launch of the wildly popular Purpose Investments ETF, the first North American Bitcoin ETF which quickly swelled to $1.3 billion in AUM while competitors waited for approval. Rival Evolve Fund Group’s Bitcoin ETF only managed to attract $100 million in AUM, despite launching only two days later than Purpose and offering 25% less management fees.

In a Tweet, a reporter for Bloomberg said that the CL Galaxy and the Purpose ETF funds will begin trading on 4/20 — a date he thought would please Elon Musk, given it’s marajuana culture connection. Likewise, Evolve’s ETH ETF — which they first filed for in March — will begin trading on the same day.

The Canadian stock market has already demonstrated a significant appetite for exposure to crypto assets. Previous exchange-traded Ethereum products led to market halts on the first day of listing, and Purpose’s Bitcoin ETF cracked $100 million in its first day of trading




Off to the Races: Kryptoin Re-files Bitcoin ETF Opting to List on Cboe Over Nasdaq


On April 9, 2021, the Delaware-based company and sponsor of the “Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF Trust” filed an S1 amendment for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The asset manager re-filed its 2019 ETF application and instead of leveraging NYSE, the company plans to use Cboe BZX. Kryptoin Joins […]



Non-Fungible Token Sales Begin to Dive, NFT Interest Declines, Finance Author Highlights NFT Oversupply


Non-fungible token (NFT) assets and collectibles are starting to see sales decline and interest in NFTs is dropping as well. Additionally, it’s being said that an “oversupply of NFTs” may hurt the market, according to James Surowiecki the author of “The Wisdom of Crowds.” In 2021, non-fungible tokens have been all the rage and the […]



US Authorities Indict a Canadian Telecom Provider in a Crypto Money Laundering Case With Encrypted Phones


US Authorities Indict a Canadian Telecom Provider in a Crypto Money Laundering Case With Encrypted PhonesA communications provider is in legal trouble with the U.S. authorities for a money laundering case involving cryptocurrencies. A federal court incited Sky Global for allegedly having facilitated criminal organizations to launder millions worth in crypto. Sky Global Is Also Accused of Remotely Destroying Devices to Avoid Seizing Per the filings, the Southern District of […]


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