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Is Bitcoin For Real This Time?

Is Bitcoin the new “safe haven” asset? How do you explain the sudden surge in the value of the cryptocurrency over the past several days? Marketwatch suggests a few reasons: (i) the “technicians” claim that it has found a new … Continue reading

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Kid Crowdfunds To Pay Off Lunch Debt

School kids can be cruel. Now, “lunch shaming” is a thing. If your child has not paid for her lunches in the past and can’t afford to buy lunch in the school cafeteria, they hand her a jelly sandwich. And … Continue reading

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Ride Share Disrupter Crowdfunds

This is the disruption economy. Uber is going public today, following the footsteps of Lyft (how’s that investment going, public? Oh, down 24%…perhaps over-valued?). Yesterday saw the largest car-share drivers’ protest nationally for getting the short end of the stick … Continue reading

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Musician Crowdfunding Site Bankrupt

It’s been circling the drain for awhile. And now, it’s happening. PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan crowdfunding platform for musicians is declaring bankruptcy. The site has been withholding donations pledged to musicians for months. Co-founder Benji Rogers, in a letter published yesterday, … Continue reading

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Superhero Exhaustion?

Do all good things come to an end? Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” has booked $2.2 Billion in box office, now beating “Titantic’s” record draw. And yesterday, with the acquisition of 21st Century Fox Studios under its belt, Disney revealed its new … Continue reading

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FTC Files Charges Vs. Crowdfunder

Empty promises have consequences. For crowdfunders who promise goods and fail to deliver, they may be facing a permanent injunction and a request for a  court order freezing their assets. That’s what the Federal Trade Commission has done against Douglas … Continue reading

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Monkeys Beat The Pros

The famed economist Burton Malkiel who wrote the classic “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” prophesied that (paraphrase): a monkey throwing darts at the stock listings could beat an expert money manager. The Wall Street Journal performed the experiment (using … Continue reading

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