Category Archives: Investments

Telegram ICO Claims Securities Exemption

The Telegram messaging app company has filed a Form D with the SEC noticing the advertised private placement of its Initial Coin Offering raised $850 Million from only 81 investors. The offering is not expected to run for more than … Continue reading

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Petro Crypto-Currency Pre-sale Starts

What could be safer than a crypto-currency backed by a bunch of commodities that may still be in the ground and offered by an authoritarian government that is seeking to circumvent international sanctions? Welcome to the pre-sale of Venezuela’s Petro … Continue reading

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SEC Suspends CryptoCurrency/Blockchain Companies

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in three firms that have made public claims about crypto-currency and blockchain, not that they have been involved in an Initial Coin Offering (yet). The suspension resulted from … Continue reading

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AZ May Be First State To Regulate ICO’s

Arizona may become the first state to regulate crypto-currencies and Initial Coin Offerings. The House bill that just passed through committee would classify ICO’s and equity (as opposed to donation or rewards) crowdfunding as “securities” subject to registration unless exempted … Continue reading

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Rival Crowdfunding Campaigns Stoke Racial Tensions

Rival crowdfunding campaigns after an acquittal in a murder trial have caused concern, not here in the US, but up in Saskatchewan, Canada. White farmer Gerald Stanley, 56, was acquitted of murdering a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation … Continue reading

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Lovable Bill Murray Crowdfunding Ugly Golf Pants

Remember Ground Hog’s Day? Not last week, the Bill Murray movie. All Boomers love Bill Murray. But will they give the love to Bill Murray’s crowdfunding campaign to sell “Bill Bottoms,” the ugly bell bottom golf pants that he’s hawking … Continue reading

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Crypto-Currency Trends Emerging

Some crypto-currency trends are starting to appear: (i) when Bitcoin moves, many other alt-coins follow; (ii) there is no way to value crypto-currencies; (iii) crypto-currencies are being used more for trading than as a medium of exchange; (iv) the crypto-currency … Continue reading

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