Category Archives: technology

Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Blockchain To Be Tested For International Money Transfers

One of the major problems with Bitcoin is executing a transaction. The Bitcoin exchanges are slow (up to an hour or more) and costly (~$30). According to a press release, Ripple has a blockchain transaction mechanism called the XRP Ledger … Continue reading

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Kodak ICO Apparently Re-Boot Of Failed Crowdfunding

Some good reporting by ArsTechnica has uncovered that the Kodak Initial Coin Offering is apparently a re-hash/re-boot of a failed ICO by Wenn Digital known as the RYDE coin. The article notes that “RYDE coin that never got much attention … Continue reading

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Old Kodak Becomes Cryto-Star

Kodak shares screamed up 119% yesterday after announcing at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas that it intends to do an Initial Coin Offering to raise up to $20 million create Kodak Coins on the Ethereum blockchain that will … Continue reading

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Shittiest Crowdfunding Campaigns

In this life, especially in Washington, DC, everyone has an opinion. So, if you’re looking for opinions as to the shittiest crowdfunding campaigns, head on over to Reddit. There you will find comments on such beggings as Piqapoo, a bag … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Stat Check

Here’s a stat check from Kickstarter: Of the 385,810 total projects, only¬†35.6% were successful as of today. The top five crowdfunding categories (in order) are: Music, Film, Games, Publishing and Art. In the Music category: 10% raised <$1,000; 71% raised … Continue reading

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Crowd Bonds: Tax Advantaged P2P Lending

Another spin on crowdfunding: “crowd bonds.” Downing Crowd is a crowdfunding peer to peer lending platform that has raised ¬£1.7bn from 35,000 investors seeking to invest in businesses that make a profit and a difference. The borrowers are vetted, the … Continue reading

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