Monthly Archives: July 2017

Crowdsourcing Comes to Network Television

Crowdsourcing comes to network television. (Not an advertisement for CBS, really). The show’s description or “logline” as we say in the biz: “Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app … Continue reading

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SEC’s Coin Offering Decision May Benefit Asia

The SEC’s decision this week that initial coin offerings are securities has reverberated around the globe. Entrepreneurs in Asia are cheering the decision, assuming that the center of the cryptocurrency will rebound to their part of the world. Moreover, in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Reward Whistleblowers

The whistleblower who brought down the secret Swiss banking model and served jail time is now crowdfunding for a pot of money to be rewarded to others who blow the whistle on corruption. Trutheum is raising 3,000 ether (cryptocurrency) that … Continue reading

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SEC Says Bitcoins Are Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that bitcoins are securities and subject to Federal (and probably State) regulation. The SEC investigated the offering by the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a “virtual” organization embodied in computer code and executed on a … Continue reading

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Fake News Busting Site Snopes Crowdfunding For Survival

The popular myth- and fake news-busting website Snopes is now crowdfunding in order to, apparently, fend off a hostile takeover by its web host. The GoFundMe page says that “vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues … Continue reading

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Texan Crowdfunding His Mercenary Exploits Against The Ukrainian Government

Texan, communist and pro-Russian Russell Bentley has been crowdfunding his military excursions against the Ukraine government since November 2014. Bentley raised $2,000 on GoFundMe and has been assisting the Russia backed separatists in their war effort, first by repelling the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … Continue reading

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