Category Archives: Congress

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

Posted in balance, Banking, Banks, CFTC, checkbook, 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, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Dark Money Pushes Against Crowdfunders

Fighting back against the crowdfunding campaign trying to unseat U.S. Senator Susan Collins is a dark money group, the Judicial Crisis Network, putatively backed by the Koch brothers. According to McClatchy “JCN’s money came almost entirely from yet another secretive … 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, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Bribery” Crowdfunding Campaign Does Not Sway Sen. Collins

Although a crowdfunding campaign got so frenzied on Saturday that it crashed the CrowdPac servers, raising over $3.5 million, Maine Senator Susan Collins voted her conscience. With the threat of a challenge from a Democrat (perhaps former Obama advisor Susan … 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, Funding Portals, Investments, Legislative Intent, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunder Revolutionizing Fintech

Fintech is revolutionizing banking and the public is ready. The United Kingdom fintech company Monzo raised £1 million in just 96 seconds on the “equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube, crashing their servers and setting the record for the fastest ever crowdfunding … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Banking, Banks, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, deposits, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, NSF, overdraft fee, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kavanaugh/Ford Compete For Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding race is on between Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and Kavanaugh. Their supporters now have competing GoFundme pages, and to date, the Ford page is leading with … Continue reading

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