Category Archives: Congress

Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

Posted in balance, Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Legislative Intent, States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEC Evolving On Bitcoin

It appears that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s view of crypto-currencies is “evolving.” It is now apparently distinguishing between what it deems to be securities offerings (i.e., initial coin offerings) and tokens that are supposedly “assets.” In a recent speech, … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Banking, Banks, Broker dealers, CFTC, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, technology, Uncategorized, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music Crowdfunding Platform Having Growth Pains

The music crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, that hosts such big name stars as Melissa Etheridge, the Flaming Lips, Lindsey Stirling and Bring Me the Horizon,  promises its artists a transparent web platform. But some talent are now claiming that the portal, … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, discrepancies, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, fraud, Funding Portals, Legislative Intent, Small Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Crypto-Craze Continues Apace

Would you invest in a company: with no articulated business plan, that wants to build a “platform” for hosting web applications, but won’t develop any software after releasing it (hoping others will do it), and won’t build any public network … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Banks, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, fraud, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunded Documentary Accuses Apple

The documentary that Apple doesn’t want you to see began as a crowdfunded project on Indiegogo. “Complicit” raised $45,669 as of December 16, 2014. The film covers the use of dangerous chemicals by Apple contractors and sub-contractors that has allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, Small Business, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Security Token Exchange Planned

The Wall Street Journal reports that BOX Digital Markets LLC is planning to start a blockchain based exchange for “security tokens” in a joint venture with digital-assets trading platform tZero. Security tokens are digital “coins” issued in Initial Coin Offerings … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, CFTC, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment