Goodbye Interac e-Transfer fees!

Coinsquare’s mission has always been to become a 21st century full-service financial institution. We’ve been hard at work to make Coinsquare the best experience possible for our clients and today we’re one step closer to that goal. We’re excited to announce that we’re waving goodbye to Interac e-Transfer fees forever! Now you can fund your account with as little as $20 all the way up to $10,000 and pay ZERO funding fees on all Interac e-Transfer deposits.  Here’s a quick refresher on how to fund your Coinsquare account with Interac e-Transfer. Important Notes: Interac e-Transfer fees are now 0%. Third-party transfers will not be accepted. The name

Summary of changes to our Terms and Conditions

Coinsquare is updating its Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Terms”), effective immediately for new users beginning on December 8, 2020 and for existing users January 7th, 2021. The updates to the Terms are intended to make them easier to read and to better describe our contractual relationship with you. Below are some highlights of the changes to each document. To see the entire scope of changes to the Terms that will govern your Coinsquare Account and use of the Coinsquare Services, please refer to the full Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy. If you disagree with the

Coinsquare Announces New Leadership Team; Files Applications to Operate a Regulated Digital Asset Marketplace in Canada

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coinsquare, Canada’s leading digital asset trading platform, has announced the appointment of Nicholas Thadaney and Wendy Rudd to its board of directors. The appointments follow the confirmation of Stacey Hoisak as Coinsquare’s new Chief Executive Officer, and the appointments of Lawrence Truong as Chief Compliance Officer, and Eric Richmond as Chief Operating Officer. The newly appointed directors and executive team bring tremendous experience in Canadian securities regulation, investment dealer operations and regulated marketplaces to Coinsquare. Coinsquare Capital Markets Ltd. (CCML) has also submitted a dealer membership application to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and an application

Bitcoin Cash Fork Update

Update 11/18/2020: The split has been successful and BCH trading and withdrawals is back online Bitcoin Cash is scheduled to hard fork on November 15, 2020 around 7:00 AM EST. After the fork, there will be two chains; Bitcoin Cash Node (listed as ‘BAB’ on our platform) and Bitcoin Cash ABC. Coinsquare will continue to support Bitcoin Cash Node but will not support Bitcoin Cash ABC. What does this mean for Coinsquare users? If you plan on claiming Bitcoin Cash ABC, before the fork please withdraw your coins to a wallet that will support the split. What action is Coinsquare

Coinsquare’s 2020 Trends & Insights

We are now midway through 2020, and only one thing is certain: the last six months have been a whirlwind of unprecedented circumstances. From the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging global health and economic conditions, to the civil unrest and protests centered in the United States but proliferating to other countries, the world is at a pinnacle point of change.  For the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the atmosphere of global uncertainty has driven a renewed interest in Bitcoin and other digital assets which don’t rely on centralized financial institutions. As the market continues to mature and evolve amidst these unpredictable ‘strange’ times, here are

Happy Canada Day!

Canada doesn’t look a day over 100! In celebration of Canada Day tomorrow, Coinsquare will be offering all our users free Interac e-Transfer deposits. 🙏🙌. Hurry, offer is valid only on July 1st & 2nd*. But wait, there’s more! Here’s some changes we made to our platform that we’re sure you’ll love: 💸 Start trading and cashing out for less! The minimums for Interac e-Transfer funding and Direct Bank Deposit withdrawals have been lowered from $100 CAD to $20 CAD.  ⚡ Transfer your funds quicker! The withholding period for Interac e-Transfers has been reduced from three days to just one day. For more information on withholding, see this article. 💪 Move

Coinsquare CEO Response To Data Breach

As the CEO of Coinsquare, I would like to provide you with a formal response to the recent news about a data breach of personal information contained within approximately 5,000 records of customer relationship management (CRM) data. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible and echo the communications sent to our customers, and address questions raised on social media, customer support inquiries, and beyond. We have done our best to provide as much information as possible across the following topics: Data Breach Backstory The VICE Article Coinsquare’s Retrospective The Facts of Those Impacted Coinsquare Does Not Offer SMS

How to Increase Your Coinsquare Account Security (Updated 2020)

Coinsquare takes client security very seriously, and we value client awareness and participation in our security features.  Despite the numerous behind-the-scenes security protocols Coinsquare has in place, there are some additional security measures our clients can take to protect their accounts. The two most advised security features Coinsquare recommends implementing are two-factor authentication (2FA), and a complex password generator.  There are additional security measures clients can take, like ensuring their emails are secure, or educating themselves on the risks of phishing, but 2FA is the most beneficial extra layer of protection for your Coinsquare account. What is 2FA? If you

Giving back in support of our frontline heroes!

We are all facing unprecedented times.  You’ve likely heard that statement before, but it best summarizes how we are all doing our best to work through this global crisis. One thing that has stood out in these past months is the sense of community, compassion and humility that has been displayed by so many people around the world.  Community is important, period.  For Coinsquare, it’s crucial that we continue to participate and help the community in whichever way we can.  One of the ways we can continue to help, is through ensuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is accessible to frontline

What Is The Bitcoin Halving?

The Bitcoin (BTC) halving (also known as “the halvening”) is an event that occurs roughly every four years. It’s the scheduled halving of the reward miners receive for verifying blocks of transactions on behalf of the BTC network. These “block rewards” act as a mechanism to increase the supply of Bitcoin gradually. On average, one block is “mined” every 10 minutes. Here’s a quick refresher on how Bitcoin gets mined. Traditional fiat currencies, such as the dollar, are centrally-controlled, meaning banks such as the Bank of Canada can control inflation by printing cash at their will. In contrast, the creator