REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonBitcoin was created to revolutionize the way we pay for things.
The decentralized control, quick payment processing and blockchain technology Bitcoin championed was intended to disrupt the status quo in payments.
The Bitcoin platform was released in 2009, and was created to give the power of payments to the people using it.
Keeping a wedding on budget is hard work, but not impossible. I can attest to that — I got married in April and I was able to do it without going into debt. In fact, I saved too much and ended up ahead of the game.
It estimates small firms are owed £26bn in late payments – and chasing debts costs them millions of pounds more.
Business minister Anna Soubry said the role would tackle the power “imbalance” between small and large UK businesses.
The Federation of Small Businesses welcomed the move but said it must be properly funded and be high profile.
Many UK SMEs are losing thousands of pounds and days of resource annually as a result of overdue or unpaid invoices. Here, Tristan Duncan, partner at MLP Law, takes a deeper look into the extent of the problem and how SMEs can tackle the issue effectively.
Doug Ford is promising to do what his brother Rob Ford could not — slash the municipal land transfer tax if he is elected mayor.
Following a closed door meeting with the Toronto Real Estate Board, Mr. Ford announced his plan to cut the tax by 15%, or $52-million, every year for four years. He said he can offset the revenue lost with savings gleaned by contracting out of garbage east of Yonge Street, and from shared procurement between city agencies so that it has a “net zero” effect on the budget.
As the nation debated the good and bad of foreign investment from Asian state-owned companies this month, Montreal investment executive Jean-Guy Desjardins was on a plane to Calgary to lock up a major acquisition.
During the trip, the chairman, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Fiera Capital Corp., one of Quebec’s largest investment managers, met with his 20 new staff in Calgary at Canadian Wealth Management Group Inc., the company he purchased from Paris-based Société Générale, to “celebrate the beginning of our marriage.”