Category Archives: Dodd Frank

Swiss Loosen Money Laundering Rules For Fintechs

In a move counter to today’s legal tightening, Swiss banking authorities are loosening rules to counter money laundering for small new fintech companies. The regulator, FINMA, has determined that “small” institutions are those with gross revenues under 1.2 million Swiss … Continue reading

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SEC Increases Maximum Amount To Be Raised In Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday announced that it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies can raise through crowdfunding to adjust for inflation. Now, the maximum aggregate amount an issuer can sell under Regulation Crowdfunding in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Wants To “Buy” Senator Toomey’s Vote

An adjunct community college professor in Pennsylvania is crowdfunding to “buy” Senator Pat Toomey’s vote against Education Secretary DeVos. Being fed up with what she sees as corruption in Congress, Katherine Fritz, started a GoFundMe campaign hoping to raise more … Continue reading

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Look For A Different Focus At The SEC

The PEOTUS’ pick for the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, has deep ties to protecting Wall Street as a partner at the white shoe law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He has written that “zealous enforcement of … Continue reading

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Pros Say Crowdfunding About To Crash

Certain finance professionals in the UK believe that crowdfunding lending is “a car crash waiting to happen.” At the Finance Professional Show in London, that lender based his conclusion on the belief that there are too many lenders who don’t … Continue reading

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Wall Street Attempts To Push Out Crowdfunding Lenders

Wall Street is stepping into a vacuum left by crowdfunder Lending Club by initiating a new consumer lending platform named “Marcus.” If you are invited to the party (with a code), you will be able to borrow up to $30,000 … Continue reading

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Court Says Bitcoin Is Not Money

What’s a bitcoin? Apparently, it’s not money, according to a Florida court that acquitted a guy on a money laundering charge. Although you can turn it into cash, the IRS says that bitcoin is actually property while the Commodities Futures … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding DAO Fund Hacked

The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) raised $150 Million crowdfunding a new investment fund to finance ventures that would advance the crypto-currency Ethereum. Investors traded cash for Ethereum and got tradable DAO tokens in return, which gave them the right to … Continue reading

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Bank Kills Crowdfunding Effort

With the new Securities and Exchange Commission crowdfunding rules just effective, NextRX, a cannabis-related software firm began a fundraising campaign through StartEngine Crowdfunding in Los Angeles. Two days later, the web portal pulled the plug on the campaign. The SEC’s … Continue reading

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Better For Biotech?

One comentator thinks that equity crowdfunding may be a better fit for biotech firms because the scientific community has criticized rewards-based campaigns for promising a product that doesn’t exist except as a hypothesis and that would require regulatory approval. In … Continue reading

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