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New Film Crowdfunding Site

For filmmakers there’s a new non-profit crowdfunding platform out of Amsterdam to compete with Seed&Spark called CineCrowd. Unlike other sites, CineCrowd curates the movie projects based on prior work by the [film]makers (i.e,. professionals), their sense of passion for their … Continue reading

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Costs of Crowdfunding Revealed

An unscientific survey of the costs of an SEC Regulation CF #crowdfunding campaign found that, with an average capital raise of $319,040, startups spent an average of $16,878 (median $10,600). The average startup had 3 people focused on launching the … Continue reading

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Not The Season For Crypto ETFs (Yet)

It’s still not time for cryptocurrency Exchange Traded Funds according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, it denied 9 applications to operate Bitcoin ETFs giving as their reason (as they reasoned when they turned down the Winklevoss Twins recently): … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Still A Risky Bet

Sad to say that while the Wall Street Journal reports today that the total of hacking-related losses of cryptocurrency exchanges has amounted to $1.63 billion since 2011, the Statis Group has noted that 81% of blockchain projects using Initial Coin … Continue reading

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SEC Evolving On Bitcoin

It appears that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s view of crypto-currencies is “evolving.” It is now apparently distinguishing between what it deems to be securities offerings (i.e., initial coin offerings) and tokens that are supposedly “assets.” In a recent speech, … Continue reading

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Look Back To 10 Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the 10 biggest crowdfunding campaigns in recent history, including: Pebble Watch (raised $20.3 million) – shut down; Flow Hive (raised $15 million) sold more than 51,000 bee hives so far and is … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Vs. Snowflakes

Take my wife, please! Would Rodney Dangerfield survive in today’s snowflake environment? Probably not, as Louise Beamont, who performs as Louise Reay, a British comedienne can attest. She was at the Adelaide Fringe festival riffing on her ex-husband when she … Continue reading

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