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

Bitcoin 101: Everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency that took the world by storm

In 2021, it’s highly unlikely you haven’t heard about cryptocurrency (and blockchain). And in case those terms seem unfamiliar, you’ve certainly heard of Bitcoin. The media doesn’t tire of covering it, the news doesn’t exhaust itself mentioning its historical price movements, and influencers seem to have adopted it as a part of their lives. But what exactly is Bitcoin? Why is it all the rage now? And what does it mean to invest in Bitcoin? This post will give you a brief overview of everything you need to know about Bitcoin, starting from its history and current position to what

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 (Updated 2021)

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.  Implementing 2FA with Google Authenticator Setting up and implementing a two-factor authentication for your Coinsquare account is quick and straightforward. Google 2FA requires the Authenticator app, so before you begin, ensure that you have downloaded the Google Authenticator app to 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

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