Category Archives: Banking

Old Kodak Becomes Cryto-Star

Kodak shares screamed up 119% yesterday after announcing at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas that it intends to do an Initial Coin Offering to raise up to $20 million create Kodak Coins on the Ethereum blockchain that will … Continue reading

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Crowd Bonds: Tax Advantaged P2P Lending

Another spin on crowdfunding: “crowd bonds.” Downing Crowd is a crowdfunding peer to peer lending platform that has raised £1.7bn from 35,000 investors seeking to invest in businesses that make a profit and a difference. The borrowers are vetted, the … Continue reading

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Crypto Currency Tax Matters

If you’ve hopped onto the cryptocurrency train, you should be aware that the IRS is all over this. So, if you’re paying employees in Bitcoin (or alts), you must report it on a W-2 and withhold just like dollars (except … Continue reading

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Estonia Planning A Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering

Notwithstanding the European Central Bank’s “veto” of the use of national crypto-currencies, Estonia (of all countries) will apparently launch its own Initial Coin Offering. The TokenEST ICO will run on the Ethereum blockchain and is intended to raise US$30 million. … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Futures Market Opens

You can now legally bet on the price of a Bitcoin. The CBOE commodities exchange is offering futures contracts to those who can put up the margin of +/-44% or $4,400 per $10,000 contract. The symbol is “XBT” and these … Continue reading

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Robot Crowdfunds Its Brain

Creepiest crowdfunding campaign yet (and possibly a problematic one) is the initial coin offering to fund the artificial intelligence of a humanoid robot, Sophia. The fiat currency is being raised to fund ” SingularityNET, an open source platform for AI … Continue reading

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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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