Monthly Archives: April 2018

Nasdaq Cautious About Crypto-Currencies

The Nasdaq is warming to cryptocurrency trading, but only if it’s regulated. CEO Adena Friedman noted in a talk at the MIT Sloan School of Management that CC’s are securities and buyers deserve protection. Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Closed To Alt-Right

Apparently, the last alt-right crowdfunding site has gone dormant according to Hornet. Started by a Perdue University student, Maker Support has stopped taking pledges. That follows the hibernation of Hatreon, a site that mimicked Patreon. Apparently, the reason for their … Continue reading

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Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Using Nasdaq Surveillance Software

The Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini (get it?) cryptocurrency exchange is now using the Nasdaq’s SMARTS surveilance software to check for trading anomalies for Bitcoin and Ether in real time. It will also monitor the auctions that Gemini holds weekdays at 4:00 … Continue reading

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SEC Fines Yahoo! Over Breach Omission

The Securities and Exchange Commission is serious about data breaches. Which is why it fined Altaba (formerly Yahoo!) $35 million for its failure to disclose the breach for 2 years. The SEC said that Yahoo executives knew within days that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Comedy Hits Box Office Gold

What’s not funny about the new movie “Super Troopers 2” is that it raised over $4.5 million crowdfunding from 54,000 fans. With financing in Hollywood going to men in tights, the producers had no choice but to turn to the … Continue reading

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If You Build BaaS, Will Someone Buy It?

BaaS – know what that is? It’s Blockchain As A Service. And all the big guys are now into it, including IBM, Oracle and now Amazon Web Services. It’s cool, it’s new, but apparently not even the vendors know how … Continue reading

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Big VCs Push SEC To Back Off

Big Venture Capital that supports crypto-currency firms have hired the major Washington, D.C. lobbyist guns to try to keep the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators off their backs. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The group wanted … Continue reading

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