Category Archives: Banking

The Initial Troll Offering

There is now a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering¬† to respond to the open letter published in the Wall Street Journal by Interactive Brokers. If you recall, the IB letter claimed that Bitcoin valuation had no relation to reality. Now, the … Continue reading

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Broker Objects To Bitcoin Futures

Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have now surpassed early stage venture capital investments. CNBC reports: “In 2017, there has been 92 ICOs which collectively have raised $1.25 billion.” The Chicago Mercantile Exchange stated that Bitcoin futures will begin to trade … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Shutters Cannabis Raise

The wildfires in Northern California are very bad, killing 41 people and causing more than $3 Billion in property damage. Among those affected are cannabis growers who estimate crop losses affecting about 300 farms. So, the CA (Cannabis) Growers Association … Continue reading

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Forex Traders Seem To Like Crowdfunded ICO’s

Is the “smart money” really smart? A new survey of visitors to the Forexlive website, an information platform for foreign currency traders, reported that 19% have¬† invested in an Initial Coin Offering, while 8.5% said that they are interested in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For the Socially Conscious

Crowdfunding for the socially conscious is the theme for the Dutch LendaHand. The portal teams up with a licensed financial institution in an economically under served emerging country. You lend the money to that institution who then makes a small … Continue reading

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