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The Crypto-Craze Continues Apace

Would you invest in a company: with no articulated business plan, that wants to build a “platform” for hosting web applications, but won’t develop any software after releasing it (hoping others will do it), and won’t build any public network … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds Bearish On Crypto-Currencies

An index of  about 17 crypto-currency hedge funds from data provider Hedge Fund Research Inc. rose almost 3,000% in 2017 compared to the 8.7% average return across the global hedge fund industry. But with the sudden and steep drop in … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Futures Market Opens

You can now legally bet on the price of a Bitcoin. The CBOE commodities exchange is offering futures contracts to those who can put up the margin of +/-44% or $4,400 per $10,000 contract. The symbol is “XBT” and these … Continue reading

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Stupid Crowdfunding Trick

Stupidest crowdfunding idea ever: A microbrewery in Ohio is asking “investors” (really gamblers) to plunk down $47.50 per share, vote for either black or red, and say how many shares they want to gamble. After the closing, the votes will … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Year in Review

The 15 biggest crowdfunding projects in the UK for 2015 included: ToxiMet (food safety) raising £1,596,040; Pod Point (electric car charging) £1,677,620; Diabetic Boot Company: £1,764,493; Pavegen (floors that cycle kinetic energy) £1,903,400; Hochanda (hobbies, crafts) £1,962,744; Adzuna (job search … Continue reading

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More On Paid “Scouts” Who Secretly Invest For Big VCs

As noted here previously, relationships in Silicon Valley keep the money flowing. The Wall Street Journal revisits the use by the big venture capital firms of their “scouts” who look for promising startups, make a small investment to keep their … Continue reading

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When I’m 64…

Pension consultants and investment advisers are beginning to create awareness of crowd funding investment opportunities for individual IRAs. One such website suggests: “Who knows, with just $2,000 of your own IRA dollars, you could be in on the next Steve … Continue reading

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