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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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Crowdfunding Sustaining Pipeline Protest

Crowdfunding is helping to perpetuate the biggest protest no one is following, the fight over the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has now raised over $1 million to pay for food, shelter, waste … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud Is Funny

This must be the ultimate FU to crowdfunding donors: 3 guys who crowdfunded more than $70,000 to make a movie, then blew it on luxury goods, trips and women. And filmed it. Actually, that’s the plotline of “It’s All Good” … Continue reading

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Court Says Bitcoin Is Not Money

What’s a bitcoin? Apparently, it’s not money, according to a Florida court that acquitted a guy on a money laundering charge. Although you can turn it into cash, the IRS says that bitcoin is actually property while the Commodities Futures … Continue reading

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A Twist On VC Investing

If you’re a bootstrapped company with $10,000/month in revenue and need some cash, you may want to look to Indie.vc. Indie.vc claims to be a non-VC VC. They make small investments (now up to $500,000) in exchange for equity (~8%) … 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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The Recipe for Raising Capital

Raising the right amount of capital by startups is tricky and depends a lot on timing and instinct. Don’t jump into the market now just because money seems to be flowing freely. Selling equity too soon dilutes your seed investors … Continue reading

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