Category Archives: deposits

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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Crowdfunding Bail For Indigent Defendants

Criminal justice reform has recently focused on the fairness of bail. Now, two crowdfunding apps are financing bail for those who can’t afford it. “Appolition, is funded by credit cards when users round up purchases to the nearest dollar and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Lets Fans Become Promoters

Visual  and  audio artists are connecting more than ever with fans through crowdfunding sites like LegionM and Weeshing. The deal is pretty simple: fans contribute to a film or band that they like which allows the production to happen. In … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Arrested For Bad Idea

Don’t do this: A 29-year-old Indiana man created a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancée.” He was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse of children. GoFundMe told the … Continue reading

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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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News Website Crowdfunds For “No Bullshit” Journalism

“No bullshit” journalism finds crowdfunding love in Switzerland. A news website startup that never published an article has raised over $2 million, exceeding its $750,000 goal, in two weeks, promising three “well researched, well sourced, and factual” articles per day. … Continue reading

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