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Can telecoms cut through the blockchain hype?

The federal government said Friday it is “experimenting” with blockchain technology to create a public record of grants and contributions — an announcement that followed what seems to be a growing amount of hype over blockchain in the past year.    The technology that underpins surging digital...


Vancouver now home to largest public WiFi network in Canada

From Gastown to Granville St., there are now about 550 places to access free WiFi throughout the city of Vancouver, according to a release on Friday. The city said on Twitter that the west coast city is now home to the largest collection of free public WiFi hotspots in Canada and third in North America,...

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