Monthly Archives: September 2019

Whistleblower Crowdfunds Legal Fees

Breitbart (what a source!) is reporting that the anonymous whistle blower who filed an “urgent” complaint about a high ranking U.S. official’s abuse of office is crowdfunding his/her legal fees. Unless you were hiding under a rock last week, the … Continue reading

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Apple To Premiere Films In Theaters (For Weeks Only)

Theater owners already lost the 90+ day “window” battle when Netflix and Amazon began to premiere “Hollywood” movies on their websites without a theatrical release. Now, Apple is bucking that trend but preserving a smaller window for theaters by planning … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Lost Romero Film Premieres

When you think of the late (died in 2017) horror film director George Romero, you don’t usually think of age discrimination. Unless, of course, you’re a hard core conservative who thinks that zombies are just old people living off of … Continue reading

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Actors Crowdfund Crypto For Their Films

Actors with a following are starting to cash in on their fame by producing their own films. And some are crowdfunding using cryptocurrency to fund them. Take, for example, action actor Wesley Snipes, the star of the Marvel Blade series, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Device Could Change TV Forever

An inventor of a  crowdfunded device has filed suit against the U.S. Government in Federal court to obtain a declaratory judgment that what he wants to do is legal. The device, called NeTV2 that was created by MIT Ph.D. Andrew … Continue reading

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U.S. House To Vote On Cannabis Banking

The “Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019” or the “SAFE Banking Act” which prohibits the Federal banking agencies from taking any adverse action against a depository institution solely because the depository institution provides or has provided financial services … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Muddies Election Contributions

Cryptocurrency and crowdfunding are becoming problematic for Elections Canada. Canada doesn’t have the Citizens United ruling and thus it can limit campaign financing to anyone  donating  up to CA$1,600 to a registered political party or candidate per year as long … Continue reading

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FBAR, Not FUBAR, But Still….

In the Army, FUBAR means F*&ked Up Beyond All Recognition. But FBAR to the Internal Revenue Service means Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. And if you own cryptocurrency held on a foreign digital exchange, you may … Continue reading

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Subscription Service May Be Revived

What do you call a bad idea that just won’t die? MoviePass. Yep. Theodore Farnsworth, the President of MP’s parent company, resigned and has offered to buy the assets of the failing concept, as well as other, perhaps more valuable … Continue reading

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Travel Rule Reveals Crypto Transactions

Did you think that the “travel rule” has something to do with taking off your shoes at airport security? Well, no. It is, according to the Wall Street Journal, a rule of the “Financial Action Task Force, require cryptocurrency exchanges, … Continue reading

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