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Facebook’s Libra: between Privacy and Convenience

The media is abuzz with Facebook’s Libra, the latest entry in the cryptocurrency world. The social media company hopes to address the needs of over 1.7 billion people who do not have banking accounts. Given Facebook’s recent scandals, many people, including government officials, are worried about a corporate currency’s impact. The challenge ahead of the …

New partnership in cryptocurrency auditing with GT Switzerland/Liechtenstein

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 …

Interview with Louis Roy for CPA Canada

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 …

Facebook cryptocurrency announcement: Louis Roy weighs in

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 …

Catallaxy is The Digital Asset Audit Solution

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 …

Webinar on Blockchain: Development and Auditability

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 …

Our Expert Demystifies Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain is being increasingly talked about. While technology is often associated with cryptocurrencies, it has other uses. Louis Roy, President of Catallaxy, the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton subsidiary that specializes in blockchain solutions, spoke about this new technology in two media interviews. As part of the release of the 500 most important businesses in Quebec …

First blockchain white paper in Quebec

The first-ever report is an initiative of the Institut de gouvernance numérique (IGN). With a steering committee composed of university representatives, entrepreneurs, lawyers and public bodies such as the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec, this project will serve to position Quebec in terms of these new, often called revolutionary, technologies and better …

ConcordAI: a great event with innovative projects!

ConcordAI was a 12-week event involving some 30 participants and a dozen experiments. The ConcordAI mentoring program highlighted artificial intelligence developments and provided an opportunity to discuss progress in various areas. Participants met throughout the program, which concluded with a final event in Concordia University’s 4th Space. In an innovative setting that promotes new ideas, several teams presented experimental projects commissioned by companies such as Ubisoft and Galilei (XR:MTL), …

New mandate in the digital asset industry in Canada

Louis Roy, President of Catallaxy, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is proud to have contributed to the audit of 3iQ, a Canadian cryptocurrency investment fund. Catallaxy played a key role in this innovative initiative, completing the audit using a unique methodology based on traditional audit standards. “Our relationship with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton …