Monthly Archives: July 2018

Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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Ex(?)-Gangster Crowdfunding ICO

Why rob a bank when the crowd will send you money for nothing? The South China Morning Post out of Hong Kong reports: “Former Macau triad gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi has partnered with a mysterious Beijing firm to back … Continue reading

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SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF Again

The Securities and Exchange Commission again denied the listing of the Winklevoss Twins’ Exchange Traded Fund in Bitcoin. In its denial order, the SEC took pains to say that ” its disapproval does not rest on an evaluation of whether … Continue reading

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Iran Seeking Crypto-Currency To Avoid Sanctions

One of the reasons that governments, including the US, are skeptical of cryptocurrencies is that it can be used to avoid regulation, and, in the case of Iran, to avoid U.S. government imposed sanctions. It’s reported that Iran’s Central Bank … Continue reading

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Forbes Richest Crypto Men’s Club

How did we miss this? Forbes published its first “Crypto Rich List” – the wealthiest people involved in cryptocurrencies (and, no, Mr. Trump is not on it). Forbes claims that cryptocurrencies are here to stay and that all of these … Continue reading

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Baseball GM Crowdfunding For Life

We’ve learned that in baseball, players are fungible. But what about management? Washington Nationals’ Doug Harris, the team’s assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, has leukemia and can’t afford the $400,000 treatments on his big league salary … Continue reading

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Trouble in Crowdfunding Parad-Ice

Nothing like a messy divorce in the world of amateur ice skating to create crowdfunding havoc. When the duo of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin began their quest for Olympic gold, Gamelin’s parents set up a charity crowdfunding campaign to … Continue reading

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