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Events

North American Securities Administrators Association 2017 Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2017
NASAA, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 1140 Washington, DC 20002

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the upcoming NASAA conference, “The Financial Services Technology Revolution”. Pat will be speaking on Panel Discussion #1: The Future is Here: New Technologies for Raising Capital, Managing Money, and Investing, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

To learn more and register, visit: http://www.nasaa.org/about-us/events/2017-annual-conference/

OSC LaunchPad Information Days

October 5, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M and November 1, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M
Ontario Securities Commission, 20th Floor, Cadillac Building 20 Queen St. W, Toronto ON, M5H 3S8

Once again, the OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to the fintech community.

We welcome fintech businesses to come in, have a coffee, and chat about developments since launching the initiative, including the Canadian Securities Administrators Regulatory Sandbox and staff notice on cryptocurrency offerings.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. (Registration will be limited to 1 registrant per firm/organization)

Register - October 5, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M

Register - November 1, 2017 from 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M

Sibos 2017 Toronto - Building for the Future

October 16, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Canada

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the upcoming Sibos 2017 conference. Under the theme of “Building for the Future”, the 2017 conference programme will study the financial industry’s burning issues, including cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the impact of geopolitical and regulatory shifts, and data and identity. MoreExternal Link

Canadian Bitcoin Blockchain meetup: Blockchain Revolution!

May 8, 2017
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MaRS Discovery District Auditorium
101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Members of the core and extended OSC LaunchPad team will be present at Blockchain Revolution! Please come by to say hello and to learn more about how securities regulation may apply to your business and how we can help if it does. MoreExternal Link

2017 PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference

April 20, 2017
7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Toronto Board of Trade
First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, Ontario

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the 2017 PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference on “What is FinTech? Hottest FinTech Trends for 2017”. MoreExternal Link

Canadian Crowdfinance Summit

February 28, 2017
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
OneEleven
325 Front St. W., Toronto, Ontario

March 1, 2017
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St., Toronto, Ontario

The OSC LaunchPad team will be speaking at the 3rd annual Canadian Crowdfinance Summit presented by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada. MoreExternal Link

FinTech Workshop

February 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

OSC LaunchPad Chief Pat Chaukos will be speaking at the Competition Bureau's #FinTechCan Workshop on February 21. More External Link

RegHackTO

5:00 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2016 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2016
Bitmaker
220 King Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M5H 1K4

#RegHackTO is Canada’s first hackathon by a securities regulator!

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a white paper to highlight key insights gained from RegHackTO, the first hackathon by a securities regulator in Canada

Visit the RegHackTO siteExternal Link for details on the problem statement, judging criteria, panel of judges, and more.

OSC LaunchPad Information Day

Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
20 Queen Street West, 17th Floor
Toronto, ON

The OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to introduce itself to the fintech community.

We welcome fintech start-ups to come in, have a coffee, and let us know how we can help you navigate securities requirements so that you can get your business off the ground

Registration is free and is first come, first served.

News

Canadian securities regulators outline securities law requirements that may apply to cryptocurrency offerings

August 24, 2017

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency Offerings, which outlines how securities law requirements may apply to initial coin offerings (ICOs), initial token offerings (ITOs), cryptocurrency investment funds and the cryptocurrency exchanges trading these products.

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CSA Regulatory Sandbox issues guidance on its fast and flexible process for innovative business models

June 28, 2017

The CSA Regulatory Sandbox is an initiative of the Canadian Securities Administrators to support fintech businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services and applications in Canada. It allows firms to register and/or obtain exemptive relief from securities laws requirements, under a faster and more flexible process than through a standard application, in order to test their products, services and applications throughout the Canadian market on a time limited basis.

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OSC Highlights Potential Securities Law Requirements for Businesses Using Distributed Ledger Technologies

March 8, 2017

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is advising businesses that use distributed ledger technologies (DLT), such as blockchain, as part of their financial products or service offerings that they may be subject to Ontario securities law requirements.

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The Canadian Securities Administrators Launches a Regulatory Sandbox Initiative

February 23, 2017

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA or we) today launched a regulatory sandbox, an initiative that supports businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services and applications.

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OSC and FCA Sign Co-Operation Agreement to Support Innovative Businesses

February 22, 2017

Under a new Co-Operation Agreement (‘Agreement’), innovative FinTech businesses in Ontario and the United Kingdom will be able to seek support from their financial regulators as they seek to operate in the other’s market.

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OSC Announces Fintech Advisory Committee Members

January 26, 2017

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the membership of its new Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC), which will advise OSC staff on developments in the fintech space as well as the unique challenges faced by fintech businesses in the securities industry.

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Australian financial regulator and OSC sign agreement to support innovative businesses

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Innovative fintech companies in Australia and Ontario will be able to draw on support from the combined resources of their financial regulators as they seek to operate in the others’ market, under a new agreement.

Under the agreement, signed in Toronto this week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission will refer to one another those innovative businesses seeking to enter the others’ market. The regulators may provide support to innovative businesses before, during and after authorisation to help reduce regulatory uncertainty and time to market.

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OSC seeks applications for Fintech Advisory Committee


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission is seeking applications for membership on its newly established Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC). The FAC will advise staff of OSC LaunchPad on developments in the fintech space and the unique challenges faced by start-ups in the securities industry.

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Regulator Unveils OSC LaunchPad, a first for Canada

Monday, October 24, 2016

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission today unveiled OSC LaunchPad, the first dedicated team by a securities regulator in Canada to help fintech businesses navigate securities law requirements and accelerate time-to-market.

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