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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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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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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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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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Catallaxy, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s subsidiary takes its blockchain and cryptocurrency expertise worldwide with the signing of a partnership agreement with Grant Thornton member firm in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Under the agreement, Catallaxy will serve as expert in their projects involving cryptocurrency auditing over the next two years. Additionally, the Swiss/Liechtenstein firm wants to use...
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With the emergence of blockchain technology, CPA Canada has created a working group to explore different auditing approaches and the risks relating to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Louis Roy, President of Catallaxy and Partner of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton clarifies,  in a video discussing the prospects for CPAs in terms of blockchains, that since this is a...
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Catallaxy, a Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton subsidiary, has been positioning itself in new technologies, specifically blockchain and cryptocurrencies, for some years. Recently, it has made digital asset auditing its main focus by developing a tailored methodology and solution that meets the new blockchain requirements. The surge in cryptocurrencies has led to an increasing number of...
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On June 18, Facebook unveiled details about the Libra, its new virtual currency slated for release next year. Louis Roy, president of Catallaxy and assurance partner of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, was approached for comment by several media outlets. On the eve of the announcement, he told Radio-Canada that “the undertaking is particularly interesting due...
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At a time when blockchain is in the implementation phase, this new technology raises questions and arouses the curiosity of many businesses that are considering adopting it. On May 28, 2019, the webinar on blockchain implementation and auditability (in french only) took place. Organized by Les Affaires in connection with a program to raise awareness about...
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