Canadian Securities Exchange hits high in 2017 on pot, blockchain buzz

TORONTO _ Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange soared to a record high in 2017 _ with a more than 400 per cent year-over-year spike in the overall value traded _ thanks to a surge of marijuana-related listings and the buzz around blockchain technology, its chief executive said.

Richard Carleton, the CEO of the CSE, said Thursday that the total value traded surpassed $7.81 billion in 2017, an increase of more than 403 per cent from $1.55 billion a year earlier. Meanwhile, the volume of...

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