October 17, 2018
StoneCastle Investment Management portfolio manager Bruce Campbell joined Proactive Investors Steve Darling in Vancouver to talk about a new fund with First Block Capital that will feature companies that are leading the adoption of blockchain to manage costs and make operations more efficient. Campbell also gave details of what types of companies fit in the portfolio including some major names like Walmart.
October 10, 2018
The NEO Exchange (“NEO”) is pleased to announce that First Block Capital (“FBC”) has launched the FBC Distributed Ledger Technology Adopters ETF on NEO. This is the first Canadian ETF launched by FBC and the eleventh ETF provider to list products on NEO. This innovative [new] ETF, which began trading today under the symbol FBCN, invests in equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world that develop, invest in, use and/or supply distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain technology, in their business or operations.
August 22, 2018
For the cryptocurrency-averse, there’s a Canadian blockchain exchange-traded fund in the works that will be anchored by less venturesome investments such as Wal-Mart Inc.Vancouver-based First Block Capital is in the final stages of obtaining regulatory approval for the FBC Digital Ledger Technology Adopters ETF, and expects it to begin trading on Canada’s Aequitas NEO Exchange next month.
May 25, 2018
Sean Clark’s latest startup is just one of the players in the city’s emerging cryptocurrency scene.
May 25, 2018
I had the pleasure of interviewing Marc van der Chijs, a founder of several companies in the blockchain and crypto-industry.
May 24, 2018
The bitcoin crackdown is getting serious. The Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into traders that have been manipulating the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, causing wild fluctuations in price without any reason, according to reports.
May 14, 2018
Xapo, a company created by an Argentine entrepreneur, stores the cryptocurrency in a network of underground vaults
February 8, 2018
Hut 8 raises $38 million to launch cryptocurrency mining operations in Alberta. A journey through Drumheller, Alberta, a community known for its dinosaur museum, has the potential to unearth fossils from the Prairie province’s badlands.
January 16, 2018
Up until about a week ago, a Bitcoin ETF in 2018 was looking more and more likely. In December, Bitcoin futures began trading on both the CBOE and CME, seemingly clearing the way for a possible Bitcoin ETF approval.
January 12, 2018
Bitfury, maker of hardware and software for Blockchain mining and management, has announced a strategic investment in Emercoin. The investment is in tandem with First Block Capital, the Canadian crypto investment firm.
January 11, 2018
The Bitfury group, the leading, fully integrated Bitcoin Blockchain security and infrastructure provider and First Block Capital, Canada’s first fully registered Crypto investment firm, make a strategic investment in EMC.
January 11, 2018
The Bitfury Group and First Block Capital today announced they have invested in Emercoin and will support the ground-breaking provider of blockchain solutions and services for customers around the world.
December 20, 2017
The currency's enjoyed an amazing run that’s captured the attention of central banks, commercial banks and speculators/investors, but until one’s investment is sold, the gain isn’t crystallized
December 8, 2017
He expects that bitcoin’s price will reach $150,000 by 2021 — and he says it’s not too late to invest.
September 6, 2017
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today announced the first registration of an investment fund manager in Canada solely dedicated to cryptocurrency investments. The BCSC has granted First Block Capital Inc. registration as an investment fund manager and an exempt market dealer in order to operate a bitcoin investment fund.
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