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Rival Crowdfunding Campaigns Stoke Racial Tensions

Rival crowdfunding campaigns after an acquittal in a murder trial have caused concern, not here in the US, but up in Saskatchewan, Canada. White farmer Gerald Stanley, 56, was acquitted of murdering a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation … Continue reading

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Fine For Posing as Jesus Paid Through Crowdfunding

Draw your own conclusions about this: A man in Spain posted a picture of himself on social media posing as Jesus and was sued by a religious brotherhood. The poster “pleaded guilty to a crime against religious sentiment, and was … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Potential Failure of Rape Preventing Underwear Crowdfunding

Here’s another good crowdfunding idea that may be in meltdown. In March 2016 AR Wear reported “the transition from prototype to manufacturing process is presenting challenges in more areas than we had imagined.” So, its more than 2,000 backers who … Continue reading

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Robot Crowdfunds Its Brain

Creepiest crowdfunding campaign yet (and possibly a problematic one) is the initial coin offering to fund the artificial intelligence of a humanoid robot, Sophia. The fiat currency is being raised to fund ” SingularityNET, an open source platform for AI … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Trends

YouCaring, one of the charity crowdfunding web portals, published a survey with some interesting statistics, including: DC, CO, MA, WA, CA and NY are the most generous states donating the largest amount per household; women are two times more likely … Continue reading

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Woman Crowdfunds To Prosecute Rapist

Private justice is permitted in the UK. A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.” Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private … Continue reading

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