Category Archives: Congress

Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Universities Climb On The Crowdfunding Train

Crowdfunding is now a tool of universities, large and small, to build their small donor base. Did the University of Buffalo Athletic Department need to crowdfund a $5,000 Jacobs Ladder cardio machine for their workout room? No, other sports were … Continue reading

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Blockchain Company Inks Pact With Depp

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has formed a partnership with the blockchain and recent ICO company TaTaTu to develop content to be shown on the TaTaTu platform. TTT raised $575 million in its Initial Coin Offering (with a maximum token value … Continue reading

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Crypto Argument Falls Flat

The Wall Street Journal ran a debate on whether there is a need for cryptocurrency. The “pro” side of the argument claimed that people in unstable countries with unstable fiat currency could use Bitcoin as their stable money. That argument … Continue reading

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Crypto Consolidates With Crowdfunding

Even as evidence grows as to the unreliability of cryptocurrencies, legitimate players are consolidating their positions in the industry. Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, a cryptocurrency platform has acquired crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. SeedInvest is reported to be the largest crowdfunding site in … Continue reading

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Big Corporates Use Crowdfunding For Cheap R&D

Crowdfunding is finding relevancy with major corporations. LEGO, Coca Cola and others are using crowdfunding platforms to engage in consumer research and development. With a more fickle consumer universe, companies are testing out new products on platforms like Indiegogo to … Continue reading

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