Monthly Archives: July 2019

Crowdfunding Lobbyists For The People

If you watched the Democrat Party’s debate last night, there were a lot of complaints about corporate lobbyists. Now, a startup is using crowdfunding to get ordinary citizens a seat at the table where the sausage (ie, laws) are being … Continue reading

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Theater Subscription Plan

Remember when, after the movie at the multi-plex, you snuck into that OTHER movie? Now, with the new Regal subscription, you won’t have to that any more. The chain is offering a Netflix-like subscription deal that, for $18 per month … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues Crypto Exchange For Civil Penalties

The United States has filed a civil action against cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e (which the U.S. has determined to be a Money Services Business) and its previously criminally indicted owner Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national, “to recover civil money penalties imposed … Continue reading

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Mystery: The crypto-entrepreneur who bid $4.5 million to have lunch with Warren Buffet has abruptly cancelled and is now reported to be in China, barred from foreign travel. The Chinese authorities are alleging that Justin Sun, the US educated founder … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Vs. Hard Brexit

You may have heard this morning that doppelganger (with whom?) Boris Johnson is the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister. Consequently, barrister Jolyon Maugham QC has commenced a crowdfunding campaign to fund his cause to prevent PM Johnson from suspending Parliament … Continue reading

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Writers And Agents Battle On

In the age of maximum TV, the battle between the union representing screenwriters (WGA) and the four major talent agencies (WME, CAA, UTA & Paradigm) continues on both the negotiation and litigation front. The Writers Guild’s beef is that the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Advice

Forbes has highlighted the crowdfunding efforts of a two time startup success who provided some lessons for those looking to crowdfund their business ideas: under-promise in your pitch so that buyers will be over satisfied when the product is delivered; … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Victims Of Anime Fire

A crazed man entered the building housing Kyoto Animation, known to fans as KyoAni, a publisher of manga (graphic) novels featuring high school girls, including “Lucky Star,” ”K-On!” and “Haruhi Suzumiya.” He spread a liquid acelerant around the floors where … Continue reading

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Error Causes Crypto Disruption

A day after the Senate Banking Committee grilled the head of Facebook’s Calibra on the dangers of their proposed cryptocurrency, it was reported that the company behind the stablecoin Tether, mistakenly minted $5 BILLION of the digital assets. This more … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Suspends Crowdfunding Campaign

Kickstarter has suspended the crowdfunding campaign of RAW, a German video game studio, that is seeking money to develop an MMORPG (for the older generation, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). According to AltChar, the reason for the suspension … Continue reading

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