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With the ever-growing presence and mainstream acceptance that cryptocurrencies and digital assets have been gaining around the world over the past few years, it’s important to understand Canada’s position on the matter. In fact, not only can you find over 20 exchanges in the country, you can now also find over 740+ Crypto-ATMs with high...
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Catallaxy is delighted to announce the integration of the Monero blockchain (XMR) into our cryptocurrency audit practice. We have both onboarded Monero’s software and successfully completed our assessment of risks to financial statements. With our own synchronized copy of the ledger (or “node”), we can provide auditors with assurance regarding the assertions of existence, ownership...
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The emergence a few years ago of the first cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, generated considerable interest amongst businesses. Many invested in or used these new currencies in transactions. Some, like Expedia, Overstock, Lush, Microsoft, PayPal, UNICEF, Shopify and Subway, jumped on the bandwagon with the acceptance of cryptocurrency payments. Is your business interested in cryptocurrency payments?...
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3iQ became the first Canadian fund manager to receive initial approval to launch a closed-end bitcoin fund on the Ontario stock exchange: a global first. This long-term process is the culmination of close collaboration between several entities, including Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Catallaxy, under the leadership of Louis Roy. Louis Roy, Assurance Partner at...
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Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital assets… You may have heard colleagues, clients or others talk about them and wondered what they were. Before going any further, here are a few basic concepts. What is a blockchain? A blockchain, or chain of blocks, is a new, secure and transparent data storage and transmitting technology. The general public still...
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On November 7, 2019, Catallaxy, a Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton subsidiary in blockchain technology and Concordia University, with the financial support of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, proudly announced the Industrial Research Chair in Blockchain Technologies. In an interview with Alain McKenna of Les Affaires, Louis Roy, president of Catallaxy and...
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PRESS RELEASE Montréal, November 7, 2019 – Concordia University, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and its blockchain technology subsidiary, Catallaxy, with the financial support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), have joined forces to create the new Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton-Catallaxy-Concordia-NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Blockchain Technologies. This innovative partnership will...
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Catallaxy received the Innovation Award at the Grant Thornton Experience Awards, a contest held by our global organization present in over 135 countries. The awards ceremony was held in London last October 31st. Catallaxy stood out in the category for creating the Abacus™ software solution to audit digital assets in real time. The software is...
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On October 30, 2019, 3iQ, an investment fund manager specializing in new technologies and crypto-assets, received a favourable ruling from the Ontario Securities Commission to create the country’s first regulated crypto-currency fund: The Bitcoin Fund. “We are particularly proud to have supported 3iQ in this process. In recent years, Catallaxy and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton...
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First, let’s start with a simple definition of a block explorer: it’s a software tool that makes blockchain data human-readable. Their general purpose is to confirm the quantity of coins available at a certain address on a certain date. Bitcoin, for example, has dozens of publicly available block explorers. We have seen certain auditors using...
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