Author Archives: JeffKoeppel

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9

Wikipedia Founder Crowdfunding News Site

Tired of the junk news you get on Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter? Can there be an alternative to these digital giants when WikiTribune, Ello and Diaspora never really gained traction? The creator of Wikipedia thinks that crowdfunding a  new news … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Pays Interest In Beer

Think fixed income investing is BORING? How about one that pays you in beer? That’s what the Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is offering on the United Kingdom investment crowdfunding portal CrowdCube. In order to launch their new Australian brewery, the … Continue reading

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IRS Targeting Crypto Investors

If you are a cryptocurrency investor, watch your mail for a letter from the Internal Revenue service. The IRS’s criminal division (serious stuff) is targeting “dozens” of possible cryptocurrency tax evaders and cyber-criminals using new tools, internationally shared data and … Continue reading

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Chinese Finance WWII Film

Who do you turn to if you’re a big-time Hollywood director known for your blockbuster movies after Hollywood has said “no”? In this case, it was a Chinese entertainment/real estate company. That’s how “Midway,” the historic World War II battle … Continue reading

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Blockchain To Settle Stock Trades

The underpinning of cryptocurrencies is the blockchain, a “distributed ledger” that allows full transparency for all participants to see their transactions. While cryptocurrencies have been stuck in regulatory hell with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a blockchain startup has received … Continue reading

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Who Needs Actors?

Actors are getting squeezed by the streamers who have limited their net profits participation (there are none). And now, they are being replaced by dead people. A new film titled “Finding Jack” plans to use James Dean as the lead. … Continue reading

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From Crowdfunding To Amazon Prime

How do some nerdy friends go from playing a Dungeons & Dragons game to getting a show on Amazon Prime? These folks from the voice actor community took events from their game to a live role playing podcast on Geek … Continue reading

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