The murky world of cryptocurrency

It’s a story that has made headlines around the world: when the founder of the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX died suddenly a year ago, he was the only person in the company with the passwords to clients’ deposits worth $250 million. Today in The Conversation Canada, Lisa Kramer of the University of Toronto says the QuadrigaCX case is a prime example of the murky regulations that govern the cryptocurrency world.

The promise of 3D printers seems unlimited and Sylvie Albert of the University of Winnipeg writes about how the technology can help cities radically redefine urbanism.

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China seems to be thawing, but what will be the long-term impact of the negotiations? James Anderson of Queen’s University suggests China could successfully turn a new trade deal into an opportunity to surpass the U.S. as the world’s greatest economic power.

And finally….International Women’s Day is this Friday and in the first of several stories we’ll have to make the occasion, Judy Illes of the University of British Columbia looks at some ground-breaking female scientists who made their mark in health, science and innovation.


Scott White


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Canadian CEO Gerald Cotten died in December, taking to his grave the passwords to unlock his cryptocurrency clients’ $190 million. Dmitry Moraine/Unsplash

Regulations needed after cryptocurrency CEO takes passwords to his grave

Lisa Kramer, University of Toronto

The CEO of a Canadian cryptocurrency company died recently, and took his passwords with him, leaving his clients high and dry. The debacle illustrates again that cryptocurrencies should be regulated.

As 3-D printing revolutionizes manufacturing, new possibilities for cities emerge. Shutterstock

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionizing urban futures

Sylvie Albert, University of Winnipeg; Jeremy Millard, University of Bradford; Tomas Diez

3-D printing has the potential to disrupt local manufacturing, and re-configure approaches to urban design, planning and production.

U.S. President Donald Trump with China’s President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting in December 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A U.S.-China trade deal does not slow China’s rise

James L. Anderson, Queen's University, Ontario

America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Women leaders in science, health and innovation are collaborating on a global scale to address gender inequality. Shutterstock

Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally

Judy Illes, University of British Columbia

Women leaders in science and technology are working together to address the gender imbalance in their fields.

La Conversation Canada

Le mal de dos est la principale cause d’invalidité à travers le monde. Mais avons-nous la bonne approche pour le traiter? Shutterstock

Mal de dos? Il vous faut moins de pilules, et plus de physiothérapie… si vous en avez les moyens

Brenna Bath, University of Saskatchewan; Catherine Trask, University of Saskatchewan

Le mal de dos est la principale cause d’invalidité à travers le monde. Mais avons-nous la bonne approche pour le traiter? On offre trop de médicaments, mais pas assez de physiothérapie.

Science + Technology

Health + Medicine