Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hackers Crowdfund To Share Hacking Tools

Two white hat hackers have started a crowdfunding campaign to buy a monthly subscription to buy stolen National Security Agency hacking tools from the black hat group Shadow Brokers who stole the secrets. In a tweet, HackerFantastic said “we will … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Legitimized by Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding has been legitimized in Silicon Valley now by Silicon Valley, the HBO series. After losing two rich benefactors and discovering that no VC would touch Richard’s “second internet on cellphones” idea, Jared has come up with the idea of … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Portal Working Around-The-Clock To Stop Fraudsters

GoFundMe, a charity crowdfunding portal, says that it has taken down “a handful” of fraudulent campaigns seeking money for victims of the Manchester, United Kingdom bombing. One such false campaign was put up by a guy “Mike Collins” for his … Continue reading

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TX Sen. Hall Only Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding

Only one Texas Senator, Bob Hall, voted against the bill that would permit Texas to crowdfund to help pay for processing the backlog of 3,200 rape kits in that State. His reason?  “Rape kit testing is far too important to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Prevent “Lunch Shaming”

I guess we’ll be seeing more of this in the next four years: a teacher in Texas is crowdfunding to pay off school lunch debt to prevent kids from being “lunch shamed.” KXAN reports that “At some Texas schools, students … Continue reading

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Fashion Industry Embraces Crowdfunding

In keeping with the fashion theme from yesterday (men’s rompers, ughh), the fashion industry appears to be embracing crowdfunding for a number of reasons including: Venture Capitalists don’t fund fashion; most Venture Capitalists are men and don’t get fashion, leaving … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Man’s Romper “Just Wrong”

I could blog today about how a great crowdfunding campaign bought bicycles for a police unit in the UK, but instead was distracted by the one for #romphim. This campaign has blown through their target so that they can create … Continue reading

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Cities Crowdfund To Remove Confederate Statues

Cities that want to remove monuments to rebellion are crowdfunding to pay for the costs of removal. St. Louis’ Treasurer has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $25,000 to take down a 32-foot granite monument honoring Confederate soldiers and sailors … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Citizenship?

Are you an “Owner Manager” of the United States of America? According to a crowdfunding campaign, if you contribute to the “patented” Owner Manager Community you will have the power to “form consensus on any issue, direct your government employees, … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Celebrates First Anniversary

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. Venture Beat provided some statistics on how the year went, including: 335 companies have filed offering documents, of those, 43% were funded and 30% failed, … Continue reading

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