Topic: blockchain

Univ of Waterloo joins international research teams on blockchain, cryptocurrency

The Univ of Waterloo will be the only Canadian university in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, an international research effort spearheaded by Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company specializing in digital payments and blockchain. The university will join the world’s top universities to spur research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems. Ripple…

Alberta corporation to invest in VC to seed startups

Alberta Enterprise Corporation, the provincial government’s independent fund of funds manager, has invested $5 million in Panache Ventures’ new Canadian seed fund. This investment comes after Panache Ventures recently closed up to $25 million in deals, and the company is keen to support more seed-stage startups across Canada. Panache Ventures is led by former startup…

Tech Mahindra invests $100M for Centre of Excellence in AI, blockchain

India’s Tech Mahindra will invest $100 million over the next five years to create a new Centre of Excellence (COE) in Canada for major emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and Blockchain. The Indian technology powerhouse made the announcement during Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India in February. Tech Mahindra said the COE,…