Monthly Archives: January 2018

Facebook Bans Initial Coin Offering Ads

The fraud allegations for Initial Coin Offerings have gotten so bad that even Facebook, the platform for Russian electioneering, has decided to ” ban ads on its site for products including coin offerings and cryptocurrencies because they are “frequently associated … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tokens For Film Just Another Unregistered ICO

What is being touted as the “first ever crowdfunding for motion pictures” went live yesterday as just another initial coin offering that appears to be unregistered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Futureworks is “gifting” tokens on the ethereum blockchain … Continue reading

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Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Promises Discounted Refunds

More bad news for crypto-currencies as the Japanese exchange reported the largest hack in crypto history, >$500 million. But, the exchange, Coincheck has promised to pay its 260,000 customers for their losses out of its own pocket (but doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Help Underprivileged Kids See “Black Panther”

A group in Ypsilanti, MI are crowdfunding to pay admission for underprivileged kids to go see the movie “Black Panther” when it opens on February 16. “Hero Nation-Ypsilanti, a local comics convention, set out in early January to raise $3,000 … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds Bearish On Crypto-Currencies

An index of  about 17 crypto-currency hedge funds from data provider Hedge Fund Research Inc. rose almost 3,000% in 2017 compared to the 8.7% average return across the global hedge fund industry. But with the sudden and steep drop in … Continue reading

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British Women Crowdfund Their Way To The Olympics

If you see a British women’s bobsled at the Winter Olympics with the words “Powered by the People,” that’s the sleigh of Mica McNeill. The women’s team was told in September that the GB Olympic team could only afford to … Continue reading

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NFL Player Crowdfunds To Help Baltimore Schools Gain Heat

Former pro football linebacker Aaron Maybin, now a teacher at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore, crowdfunded to help his students deal with a broken heating system in the school. During the coldest part of this winter, he started Operation … Continue reading

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