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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Ransomware Crowdfunding Scam: BEWARE!

BEWARE of a new ransomware that is “crowdfunding” bitcoins, claiming to be a charity. The The so-called “Global Poverty Aid Agency” is a group of theives masquerading as a non-profit and encrypting computer files thinly disguised as a non-profit trying … Continue reading

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Hackers Crowdfund To Share Hacking Tools

Two white hat hackers have started a crowdfunding campaign to buy a monthly subscription to buy stolen National Security Agency hacking tools from the black hat group Shadow Brokers who stole the secrets. In a tweet, HackerFantastic said “we will … Continue reading

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Reporter Unearths Crowdfunding Scam

A Geektime reporter does a bit of due diligence and determines that the AurumCoin crowdfunding campaign is a scam. Some evidence that the plea for money is not credible: the appeal to the greed and doomsday factor; no rewards for … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Crowd Infect You

A crowd infection virus is now being seen by security experts called Popcorn Time. It’s ransom ware that infects your computer by getting you to click a link or download a file. The nasty part is, that in order to … Continue reading

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British Crowdfunding Firms Getting Cold Shoulder From Europe Due to Brexit

While the British High Court just ruled today that Parliament must vote on Brexit, United Kingdom crowdfunding firms are already feeling the Brexit effects as British representatives are being “shut out” of meetings of the committees of the European Parliament … Continue reading

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Crypto-Financed Crowdfunded Film

Crowdfunding around the world is getting more complicated. There is now a Swiss film production company crowdfunding a horror movie with crypto payment Ethereum. According to Econotimes: “[T]he company has created an Ethereum account where users paying 10 ETH …are … Continue reading

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