Category Archives: review

Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Sick Crowdfunders Spending On Quacks

With the Congress still trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and many states kicking people off of Medicaid, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay for expensive medical treatments. However, a recent study found that a lot of that … Continue reading

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Blockchain Company Inks Pact With Depp

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has formed a partnership with the blockchain and recent ICO company TaTaTu to develop content to be shown on the TaTaTu platform. TTT raised $575 million in its Initial Coin Offering (with a maximum token value … Continue reading

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Crypto Argument Falls Flat

The Wall Street Journal ran a debate on whether there is a need for cryptocurrency. The “pro” side of the argument claimed that people in unstable countries with unstable fiat currency could use Bitcoin as their stable money. That argument … Continue reading

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MoviePass Under Investigation

Using the broad Martin Act, the New York state securities statute, the New York Attorney General is investigating whether MoviePass misled investors regarding its financial situation. MoviePass is the wildly popular movie subscription service that has been changing its business … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Works For Established Companies

Crowdfunding is not just for startups. In fact, more mature small businesses that have actual revenue and profits are actually better suited for equity or debt crowdfunding as their investor risk profile is less. One recent example can be found … Continue reading

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SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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Media Bias Site Crowdfunds

To invest in a crowdfunding campaign, you have to believe in the product. A “public benefit corporation” is crowdfunding its “media bias chart” to “enhance its patent-pending media rating technology and create a dynamic and interactive version of the chart.” … Continue reading

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Criminals Use U.S. Based Crypto Exchange

A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that nearly $90 million in criminal proceeds have flowed through supposedly anonymous cryptocurrency exchanges since 2016, allowing the money men to launder their ill-gotten gains. The WSJ calls out one such exchange run … Continue reading

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