Monthly Archives: September 2018

Crypto Mining Company Files IPO

Would you buy an initial public offering of a company that made $1.4 Billion net profit in its last fiscal year? How about if it’s a cryptocurrency mining company? Bitmain filed to list on the Hong Kong exchange yesterday and … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Finance With Cryptocurrency

There’s a lot of talk in the film business about using cryptocurrencies to finance motion pictures. A few films have (apparently) been successful raising funds, including “”No Postage Necessary,” an indie film paid for and distributed on the Qtum blockchain” … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Crowdfunding To Help Immigrants

Catholic charities are using crowdfunding to raise money to help pay for ” legal support and other necessities to dozens of families who had previously been separated from their children at the border and now face immigration proceedings.” In Oregon, … Continue reading

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Crypto Roundtable To Discuss Regulation

“Cryptocurrencies are a crock,” according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). But today, representatives of cryptocurrency companies and other financial services providers will have a chance to have a seat at the roundtable being held in Washington, DC today to give … Continue reading

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Unicorn Asks SEC To Let It Give Stock To Gig-gers

Unicorn AirBnB, valued last year at about $31 Billion, has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission if it could give its “hosts” stock in the company without going public. The company is responding to Concept Release Release No. 33-10521 in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Alternative Treatments Can Lead To Faster Death

Steve Jobs was a smart guy until it came to his cancer. Now, it appears that others are following his lead by crowdfunding for “alternative” treatments , like coffee enemas, for their illness. A study shows that “In just the … Continue reading

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Crypto Inventor Claims Better Exchange

Kyser Sose, Satoshi Nakamoto, David Chaum – recognize any of those names? In the world of cryptocurrency, only Mr. Chaum is a real person who, the Wall Street Journal says, built his own cryptocurrency (Digicash) years before Bitcoin. He is … Continue reading

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Think Tank Finds Crowdfunding Helps Entrepreneurs (Duh!)

The Washington D.C .think tank Brookings Institute issued an analysis of what crowdfunding “reveals about startups in metro America.” Using Kickstarter as their entrepreneurial model, their (fairly obvious) conclusions include: people use Kickstarter for single and on-going projects; on-going ventures … Continue reading

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New Film Crowdfunding Site

For filmmakers there’s a new non-profit crowdfunding platform out of Amsterdam to compete with Seed&Spark called CineCrowd. Unlike other sites, CineCrowd curates the movie projects based on prior work by the [film]makers (i.e,. professionals), their sense of passion for their … Continue reading

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Book Seller Crowdfunds To Compete With Amazon

Here’s the problem: Bob Woodward’s bestseller “Fear” goes for $30 at the private DC bookstore Politics & Prose and for $18.25 on Amazon. Small private book sellers are getting creamed. Even Barnes & Noble is hurting. However, Noelle Santos, who … Continue reading

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