Canadian Securities Commission Keen to Support Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The Ontario Securities Commission has released guidance indicating it is open to working with companies looking to build with and raise funds using tokens. The question of regulation in the space remains very uncertain; while governments genuinely want to help foster innovation, they also must satisfy their mandate to enforce existing laws and fight (rampant) fraud. Given the novelty of ICO's, it is often impossible to tell the legitimate projects from the fake ones. 

Real Ventures Partner Janet Bannister recently spoke at the OSC Dialogue, where regulators and industry leaders were in unanimous agreement that the financial industry is undergoing a period of rapid change and evolution as a result of blockchains, artificial intelligence, and other new technologies.


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