Category Archives: Congress

Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Cat Cafe Dogged by Misconceptions

Due to the “many misconceptions and stigmas out there about cats,” the couple that crowdfunded more than AUD8,000 in 2014 and 2015 have still not opened their Capital Cat Cafe. And the founders still don’t know “when or where the … Continue reading

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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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Shittiest Crowdfunding Campaigns

In this life, especially in Washington, DC, everyone has an opinion. So, if you’re looking for opinions as to the shittiest crowdfunding campaigns, head on over to Reddit. There you will find comments on such beggings as Piqapoo, a bag … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Stat Check

Here’s a stat check from Kickstarter: Of the 385,810 total projects, only 35.6% were successful as of today. The top five crowdfunding categories (in order) are: Music, Film, Games, Publishing and Art. In the Music category: 10% raised <$1,000; 71% raised … Continue reading

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Congress Has Citizens Fighting Each Other To Crowdfund Their Healthcare

With high medical expenses for catastrophic illnesses being the single major cause of personal bankruptcies in the U.S., many sick people are turning to crowdfunding to help pay their medical bills. But Mother Jones suggests that crowdfunding may be “fueling … Continue reading

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Local Guys Crowdfund For Sleeping Bags For The Homeless

Two local Montgomery County guys have crowdfunded their self designed sleeping bags to give to the homeless. And now they are challenging celebrities to help out with the project. Using the hashtag #100sleepingbags, the clothing line designers posted “Tyler Perry, … Continue reading

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