Hola Bitcoin: El Salvador officially welcomes crypto

The Central American country becomes the first nation to recognize Bitcoin as legal tender.  Cue the “Do you take Bitcoin?” memes. El Salvador has officially become the first country to adopt Bitcoin as a national currency on Tuesday 7 September, 2021, kicking off a new wave of monetary trends that recognize the cryptocurrency as legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar starting effective immediately. This is a move that has the world divided over whether it’s an opportunity or a risk for a country that’s been plagued with economic uncertainty.  President Nayib Bukele announced late Monday that his government has purchased

Serious about security? Enable 2FA on your account today

Follow our handy guide to set up 2-Factor Authentication for your Coinsquare account.  Coinsquare takes client security very seriously, and we value client awareness and engagement with our security standards. In addition to the numerous behind-the-scenes security protocols Coinsquare has in place, we recommend that you set up and enable 2-Factor authentication for your account immediately.  Enabling 2FA using an authenticator app Setting up two-factor authentication for your Coinsquare account is quick and straightforward. All you need is your phone (or desktop) and an authenticator app which generates a one-time code for you to use every time you sign in.

Cardano rises to all-time high amidst anticipation for upcoming hard fork

The Alonzo upgrade is slated for September 12 2021, and promises smart contract functionality on the mainnet Cardano’s ADA has been witnessing an interesting upswing since its inception. By early August 2021, Cardano jumped up to the position of #3 crypto by market capitalization. Since then, the price of Cardano (ADA), the native token of the Cardano blockchain has hit an all-time high of $3.31 CAD at the time of writing (August 20, 2021). Trading volumes are said to have been impacted in anticipation of an upcoming software upgrade scheduled for September 12, 2021, that could help the token compete

Coinsquare Appoints Martin Piszel as New CEO to Lead the Next Phase of Acceleration in the Digital Asset Sector

 Former TradeLogiq executive Martin Piszel succeeds Stacey Hoisak  who will assume her new role as President and Chief Legal Officer Coinsquare Appoints Martin Piszel as New CEO to Lead the Next Phase of Acceleration in the Digital Asset Sector Former TradeLogiq executive Martin Piszel succeeds Stacey Hoisak who will assume her new role as President and Chief Legal Officer TORONTO — July 20, 2021 — Coinsquare, Canada’s leading digital asset and cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced that its Board of Directors appointed Martin Piszel as its new Chief Executive Officer. Piszel will also join the Coinsquare Board of Directors and

DOGE Giveaway Winners!

July is a special month at Coinsquare… because we’re giving back! All month long, we’re going to be giving some lucky winners DOGE. Follow us on social media for prizes every week as well as a special grand prize at the end of the month! 🐕.* Trading DOGE is also easier (and more fun) on your phone so make sure you’ve downloaded the Quick Trade app. Our giveaway started on July 2nd, 2021 and we saw a tremendous response. Thank you to everyone who participated! We still have 3 more weeks to go, so keep trying! Here are our winners

FFCON21: Breaking Barriers

A society without physical money has become apparent in recent years, as tech-savvy users have turned to electronic payments and, even more interestingly, cryptocurrency. The recent market high of Bitcoin, Ethereum and even Dogecoin have sparked mainstream interest in cryptocurrency. Thanks to mass media and increased adoption, cryptocurrency is becoming embraced worldwide by both merchants and consumers. Can cryptocurrency become the mainstream form of currency? Our Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Legal, Eric Richmond shared his thoughts during the “Mainstream Adoption of Digital Currencies and Investing in Alternative Assets” panel at the Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo,

Coinsquare Announces Close of Strategic Investment by Mogo

Mogo has acquired a 19.99% ownership interest in Coinsquare with a right to increase its ownership up to approximately 43%  All figures in Canadian $ Coinsquare Ltd (“Coinsquare”), Canada’s leading digital asset trading platform, is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced strategic investment in Coinsquare by Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO), a digital payments and financial technology company. Pursuant to the strategic investment agreement (the “Investment”) between Coinsquare, Mogo and certain shareholders of Coinsquare (the “Vendors”), Mogo has acquired a 19.99% ownership interest in Coinsquare for aggregate consideration consisting of a cash payment of $27.4 million and the

Coinsquare Finalizes Agreement With CRA: Protects Majority of Client Data

In September 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) filed an application in Federal Court seeking an order to compel Coinsquare to provide information pertaining to all of our clients’ account history and trading data. The CRA stated that it requires this information for tax reporting and compliance purposes. For reference, this story was covered in the media and you can read it here. We expect that similar disclosures will soon be required from other Canadian digital asset exchanges. Coinsquare negotiated to protect our client’s privacy, and limit any disclosure to only what was absolutely required by the CRA under Canadian

How to Increase Your Coinsquare Account Security with 2FA (Updated 2021)

Setting up two-factor authentication for your Coinsquare account is quick and straightforward. All you need is your phone and an authenticator app that generates a one-time code for you to use every time you sign in. Coinsquare recommends using either Authy, Google Authenticator, or Microsoft Authenticator which are available for both iOS and Android devices.  Please note: The instructions provided below are for Google Authenticator Please refer here for instructions on how to set up 2FA with Authy Please refer here for instructions on how to set up 2FA with Microsoft Authenticator Before getting started, make sure you’ve installed an authenticator app on your

Mogo Announces Strategic Investment in Coinsquare, Canada’s Leading Digital Asset Trading Platform

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) (“Mogo” or the “Company”), a digital payments and financial technology company, today announced its investment in Coinsquare Ltd. (“Coinsquare”), Canada’s leading digital asset trading platform, including the execution of a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) for Mogo to acquire 19.99% ownership of Coinsquare’s outstanding common shares on a post-transaction basis for total consideration of approximately $56.4 million. The Agreement also includes rights for Mogo to acquire an additional 20% ownership interest in Coinsquare through purchases of shares from current shareholders and the exercise of warrants under certain conditions (refer to “Terms of the Transaction”), for