Category Archives: FINRA

SEC Says Bitcoins Are Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that bitcoins are securities and subject to Federal (and probably State) regulation. The SEC investigated the offering by the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a “virtual” organization embodied in computer code and executed on a … Continue reading

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First Intra-State Crowdfunding Portal Approved

TruCrowd Florida is the first funding portal to be approved by the State of Florida to help companies crowdfund from Florida residents only. The Florida “intra-state” crowdfunding law will let entrepreneurs raise up to $1 million over a 12-month period. … Continue reading

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Common Complaints About Reg. Crowd Funding

Some common complaints about Reg. Crowd Funding, now that it’s almost a year old, include: the $1 million cap (which, according to some, need not be since each investor is capped), the investor cap (which is basically unenforceable as it’s … Continue reading

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New Cannabis Oriented Crowdfunding Platform

If you really want to be on the cutting edge of finance today, then perhaps a crowdfunding campaign that intends to invest in the cannabis industry. That’s where Fundana is going. The company is the first ” Regulation Crowdfunding platform … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Celebrates 2 Months of Equity Crowdfunding

Indiegogo, a rewards crowdfunding portal that recently received approval from FINRA, is celebrating its two month equity crowdfunding anniversary by touting that it’s funding portal has raised over $1.4 million for 5 companies including: a multi-player video game, smartphone-connected sensors, … Continue reading

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Doubts Arise About Reg. Crowd Funding

Is there trouble on the horizon for Regulation Crowd Funding companies? According to the New York Times, almost none of the companies crowdfunding under the JOBS Act are in full compliance with the law and 40% don’t have audited or … Continue reading

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Does Regulation Crowd Funding Need Fixing?

If you remember, getting Regulation Crowd Funding enacted was a long slog, primarily because the Securities and Exchange Commission wanted to build in many “investor protections” that mimicked the registration process. Griping persists that the Reg is not working because: … Continue reading

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