Category Archives: review

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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Terrorists Using Crypto-Currencies

“Donate anonymously with Cryptocurrency” and that’s the issue as the appeal is often coming from ISIS and other jihadists typically through the message app Telegram. Money laundering laws world wide have increasingly been focusing on “know your customer” and trying … 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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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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Cannabis Crowdfunding

Remember those huge wildfires in Northern California last year? They burned through a number of state-legal (and illegal) cannabis farms. The farmers started a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring that were promptly closed as the site decided that since cannabis is … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker. Taryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Facebook Bans Initial Coin Offering Ads

The fraud allegations for Initial Coin Offerings have gotten so bad that even Facebook, the platform for Russian electioneering, has decided to ” ban ads on its site for products including coin offerings and cryptocurrencies because they are “frequently associated … Continue reading

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