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OSC Announces Fintech Advisory Committee Members for 2018

February 7, 2018

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced new members of its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC), which advises OSC staff on developments and trends in the fintech space, as well as the unique challenges encountered by innovative businesses in the securities industry.

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Ontarians and Cryptocurrency: A First Look

December 11, 2017

Over the past several months, interest in cryptocurrencies has increased significantly. The Investor Office commissioned a small online survey of Ontarians age 18 and over, carried out in November 2017, as a first step towards learning more about which segments of the Ontario public are purchasing cryptocurrencies, how Ontarians perceive the risks of cryptocurrencies, and some of the reasons why Ontarians either are or are not purchasing cryptocurrencies.

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OSC Requests Applications for Fintech Advisory Committee

November 22, 2017

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking applications for membership on its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC).

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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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