F|T: The FinTech Times – Canada’s best FinTech ecosystem

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The QuadrigaCX debacle continues, with new revelations(BETAKIT)

Last week, BetaKit reported on the embattled crypto exchange firm, QuadrigaCX. Here’s what we’ve learned since then.

Which Canadian city has the best FinTech ecosystem?(BETAKIT)

Ferst Capital Partners decided to crunch the numbers to see if any of Canada’s major ecosystems have a significant advantage and, if so, to what degree.

Rapyd nabs $40M led by Stripe and GC for ‘FinTech as a service,’ a single API for payments, money transfer and more(TECHCRUNCH)

Rapyd, a “FinTech as a service” startup akin to AWS for financial services, according to its CEO, has raised $40 million.

11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2019(BETAKIT)

Last year, Lightspeed made the list; this year, the company IPOs. Is your Canadian tech company one to watch in 2019?

Vision Fund backs OakNorth to break European FinTech record

We’re less than two months in, and 2019 looks set to be another banner year for European FinTech.

Coinsquare acquires decentralized crypto platform StellarX(BETAKIT)

This acquisition comes after BetaKit recently broke the news that Toronto-based Coinsquare had to lay off 27 percent of its staff at the end of January.

Amazon, WesternUnion debut PayCode to sell goods in emerging markets and let shoppers pay in cash(TECHCRUNCH)

Amazon has partnered with WesternUnion to set up a service called PayCode, which lets people shop and pay for Amazon items using local currencies that would not have been accepted on the site before.

Conexus Credit Union launches business incubator brand, Cultivator in Regina(BETAKIT)

Regina-based Conexus Credit Union has launched its new business incubator brand, Cultivator, and its beta programming, which will draw together a cohort of companies to test its GROW program.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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