Category Archives: Venture Capital

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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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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P2P Lender Going Public

Shadow banking has come full circle with the registration of Funding Circle Holdings, Ltd.’s filing for an initial public offering in the UK. In its IPO, FCH is attempting to raise about $385 million that would value the crowdfunding peer-to-peer … 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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Swiss Loosen Money Laundering Rules For Fintechs

In a move counter to today’s legal tightening, Swiss banking authorities are loosening rules to counter money laundering for small new fintech companies. The regulator, FINMA, has determined that “small” institutions are those with gross revenues under 1.2 million Swiss … Continue reading

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