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    Canada’s VirtEx Adds Litecoin Trading

    No longer is bitcoin the only currency available for trading on Canada’s VirtEx (Virtual Exchange). The company announced on Wednesday that they’ve launched support for litecoin trading effective immediately. Customers using VirtEx are able to exchange litecoins to and from the Canadian dollar, and also to and from...

    Jayanand Sagar | February 20, 2014 | 10:22 pm
  • Canada Seeks to Keep a Closer Eye on Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

    While Canada seems to be at the forefront of innovation and adoption of bitcoin, the country’s government is keen to keep a closer eye on the digital currency, along with its counterparts. The news was revealed in a federal budget Tuesday, according to Reuters, who notes that the country...

    Jayanand Sagar | February 11, 2014 | 5:35 pm
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    Montreal Gets Its First Bitcoin ATM

    Montreal, Canada has received their first bitcoin ATM, slated to be unveiled this morning at the Montreal Bitcoin Embassy. Built by BitAccess, this ATM will allow enthusiasts and those curious to insert some traditional cash in exchange for digital money, and vice-versa. “What it really is, is a bitcoin...

    Jayanand Sagar | February 5, 2014 | 10:10 am
  • Coinkite Adds More Currencies, More Exchange Reference Options

    Toronto-based Coinkite today announced added exchange rate sources and more currencies, which will come in especially handy for users of the company’s payment terminal, who can choose any of the new exchanges on their terminal. According to Coinkite, “The exchange rates shown to all users are an average...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 21, 2014 | 11:13 am
  • Government Official in Canada: Bitcoin Isn't Legal Tender

    There’s been a whole lot of innovation in the world of bitcoin going on in Canada. Just this morning we reported of CoinTap’s business coming to life in a Canadian pub. Wednesday, we reported that another bitcoin ATM  in Canada would start operating in Ottawa Thursday. All through...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 16, 2014 | 6:17 pm
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    BitAccess Brings Bitcoin ATM Ottawa Thursday,in Toronto, Alberta

    The first permanent installation of a bitcoin ATM in Ottawa is slated to be unveiled Thursday in the Byward Market area. Manufactured by a start-up company called BitAccess, the bitcoin ATM will find itself at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Clarence Avenue in the country’s capital city. As one one come to...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 15, 2014 | 10:53 pm
  • Canadian Realtor Lists $1 Million Home, Accepts Bitcoins

    Red Deer, Canada-based realtor Bryce Kander is looking to sell his 3.3-acre property in an area called Gasoline Alley for $1 million. But this isn’t any ordinary listing. Kander has made the decision to accept bitcoin, should a buyer be interested. The property is a two-story, 2410-square-foot dwelling with...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 13, 2014 | 12:54 pm
  • Bitcoin Bill Payment Service Bylls Comes to Canada

    A new start-up bill payment service is coming to Canada. It’s called Bylls, and the company’s CEO — Eric Spano — today announced the company to the bitcoin world. What does it do? Well, exactly as the name suggests! Users and companies are able to pay their cell...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 13, 2014 | 11:13 am
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    VirtEx Down, Experiencing Data Center Issues

    Canadian bitcoin exchange VirtEx has been down for several hours now — an issue the company says relates to some data center connectivity issues. The company says their current homepage (with a message noted below) is being hosted by another provider while VirtEx’s data center vendor works out their...

    Jayanand Sagar | December 10, 2013 | 11:12 am
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    Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Launches

    Just launched today is the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC), with a self-described “new community building platform and membership structure” that aims to promote mass-understanding and acceptance of the digital currency in Canada. At the helm of the Toronto-based organization is executive director Anthony Di Iorio, who previously founded...

    Jayanand Sagar | December 2, 2013 | 5:55 pm

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