Having a tough time explaining crypto to your family?

Crypto has been in the news a lot lately. By now, it’s most likely to be discussed at the dinner table. Here’s how you can get started.  Discussing digital currency with family usually goes one of two ways. Either they don’t understand it, or they’re skeptical about its touted advantages. Here are some common concerns that your peers may have and practical ways to communicate your point effectively.  Concern one: Crypto isn’t real money This is one we all hear a lot. “But it’s not real money. It’s not backed by anyone”. It’s probably best to stick to the basics

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

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

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

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