Category Archives: Wall Street

The Initial Troll Offering

There is now a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering  to respond to the open letter published in the Wall Street Journal by Interactive Brokers. If you recall, the IB letter claimed that Bitcoin valuation had no relation to reality. Now, the … Continue reading

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Broker Objects To Bitcoin Futures

Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have now surpassed early stage venture capital investments. CNBC reports: “In 2017, there has been 92 ICOs which collectively have raised $1.25 billion.” The Chicago Mercantile Exchange stated that Bitcoin futures will begin to trade … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Entices Financial Advisors

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs is trying to get financial advisors of high net worth persons and institutions to invest in crowdfunded startups. As a (very) alternative asset class that is not correlated to the market, the portal … Continue reading

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How To Screw Up A Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding screwups come in multiple varieties. The most popular screwup is to raise a ton of money, then not deliver your pre-sold product or be incredibly late and fail to inform your buyers. One example of multiple screwups is Mate … Continue reading

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Craft Brewers Crowdfund To Buy Anheuser Busch

For years the craft brewers in the US have been battling Anheuser Busch. And AB has been fighting back, sometimes on the edges of the law, like when they told their distributors not to carry craft beers. Now, the craft … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Shutters Cannabis Raise

The wildfires in Northern California are very bad, killing 41 people and causing more than $3 Billion in property damage. Among those affected are cannabis growers who estimate crop losses affecting about 300 farms. So, the CA (Cannabis) Growers Association … Continue reading

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NYSE Company Crowdfunding New Product

Did you think that crowdfunding was just for startups? How about a 111 year old public company that has a market capitalization of $109 Billion? Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is using Indiegogo to sell a new home security product that will … Continue reading

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