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

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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Crypto Libra Under Regulatory Microscope

Governments are taking a hard look at Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra. They fear that it will endanger consumer privacy, threaten fiat currencies and give Facebook too much power over the financial system. The Securities and Exchange Commission is pondering whether … Continue reading

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Is Cable TV The Future?

According to the Wall Street Journal, shows created by their soon-to-be competitors account for 40% of the viewing time on Netflix. So, not only the loss of high-profile sit-coms “Friends” and “The Office,” but others like “NCIS,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and … Continue reading

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Pioneer Of Initial Coin Offering Gets Qualified

The beginning of a new era: The Securities and Exchange Commission has qualified what is essentially an initial coin offering (ICO) by Blockstack. In its $28 million Regulation A+ offering, the company will sell “utility tokens” that do not provide … Continue reading

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