Category Archives: technology

Crypto Inventor Claims Better Exchange

Kyser Sose, Satoshi Nakamoto, David Chaum – recognize any of those names? In the world of cryptocurrency, only Mr. Chaum is a real person who, the Wall Street Journal says, built his own cryptocurrency (Digicash) years before Bitcoin. He is … Continue reading

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Think Tank Finds Crowdfunding Helps Entrepreneurs (Duh!)

The Washington D.C .think tank Brookings Institute issued an analysis of what crowdfunding “reveals about startups in metro America.” Using Kickstarter as their entrepreneurial model, their (fairly obvious) conclusions include: people use Kickstarter for single and on-going projects; on-going ventures … Continue reading

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Terrorist Crowdfunding

Like everything else, crowdfunding has a dark side. Terrorists use a platform found on Tor (the dark web) to raise money for weapons, pickup trucks, gun accessories like silencers and even paying for your favorite mujahideen to go to combat … Continue reading

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Court Says Securities Fraud Case on Cryptocurrency Can Move Forward

More to come as Judge Raymond Dearie in the Eastern District of New York Federal court has ruled that securities law fraud cases can be brought against promoters of cryptocurrencies. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s case can move … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Is Dead

Yeah, no. The Wall Street Journal reports that Goldman Sachs has killed its planned cryptocurrency trading desk. Why? No one cares about cryptocurrency any more. The bubble has burst. (If you believe it). https://www.wsj.com/articles/goldman-tables-crypto-desk-1536183581

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No Good Crowdfunding Deed

Is it “no good deed goes unpunished”? A New Jersey couple who had been helped by a homeless man set up a crowdfunding site for him. After raising more than $400,000, they gave Johnny Bobbitt some of the money. But … Continue reading

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FTC Investigating Kickstarter Campaign

Crowdfunding buyers of the iBackPack have recently received inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission about the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns that raised over $700,000 but have, as yet, fundamentally failed to deliver a product to its consumers. While the … Continue reading

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