Monthly Archives: May 2018

Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College‚Äôs Carroll School of Management recently published a study of initial coin offerings (#ICO) concluding: “We find evidence of significant ICO underpricing, with average returns of 179% from the … Continue reading

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The Crypto-Craze Continues Apace

Would you invest in a company: with no articulated business plan, that wants to build a “platform” for hosting web applications, but won’t develop any software after releasing it (hoping others will do it), and won’t build any public network … Continue reading

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Science Crowdfunding For Research Money

It’s getting harder and harder to obtain pure science research grants. So, many scientists are turning to crowdfunding for certain projects. A study has found that junior scientists are more adept at raising crowdfunding monies than older ones due to: … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Vets Mental Health

The military mentality is “Suck it up. No one cares.” Being in the service is hard, hard on the service member and hard on their families. According to The State, “Last year, 285 active duty military veterans committed suicide. While … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Documentary Accuses Apple

The documentary that Apple doesn’t want you to see began as a crowdfunded project on Indiegogo. “Complicit” raised $45,669 as of December 16, 2014. The film covers the use of dangerous chemicals by Apple contractors and sub-contractors that has allegedly … Continue reading

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Security Token Exchange Planned

The Wall Street Journal reports that BOX Digital Markets LLC is planning to start a blockchain based exchange for “security tokens” in a joint venture with digital-assets trading platform tZero. Security tokens are digital “coins” issued in Initial Coin Offerings … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Death

While the government says that inflation has been quiet, the cost of death has spiked 220% since 1986. And for some families who have spent a fortune on medical care for loved ones, it’s financially impossible to pay for a … Continue reading

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