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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Universities Climb On The Crowdfunding Train

Crowdfunding is now a tool of universities, large and small, to build their small donor base. Did the University of Buffalo Athletic Department need to crowdfund a $5,000 Jacobs Ladder cardio machine for their workout room? No, other sports were … Continue reading

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Sports Crowdfunding Site Claims NCAA Compliant

There’s a new sports crowdfunding portal from Norway that claims to use Artificial Intelligence and is NCAA compliant. On the AI side, it says that its “Genius Wizard” will create a crowdfunding site for you in just a few seconds … Continue reading

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Terrorist Crowdfunding

Like everything else, crowdfunding has a dark side. Terrorists use a platform found on Tor (the dark web) to raise money for weapons, pickup trucks, gun accessories like silencers and even paying for your favorite mujahideen to go to combat … Continue reading

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VC Unicorn Crowdfunds News Operation

Would you donate to a crowdfunding effort by a Silicon Valley Unicorn? BuzzFeed News, a private venture capital backed company valued at over $1.7 Billion, is, according to the Wall Street Journal, planning to ask readers to donate “between $5 … Continue reading

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Vaginal Beer Being Crowdfunded

Delicate readers should stop here. In our quest for the most ridiculous crowdfunding campaigns, is the one to raise 150,000 Euros to brew 6 batches of a beer containing the lactic acid bacteria harvested from a beautiful woman’s vagina. It’s … Continue reading

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Baseball GM Crowdfunding For Life

We’ve learned that in baseball, players are fungible. But what about management? Washington Nationals’ Doug Harris, the team’s assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, has leukemia and can’t afford the $400,000 treatments on his big league salary … Continue reading

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Trouble in Crowdfunding Parad-Ice

Nothing like a messy divorce in the world of amateur ice skating to create crowdfunding havoc. When the duo of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin began their quest for Olympic gold, Gamelin’s parents set up a charity crowdfunding campaign to … Continue reading

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Statue of Liberty Crowdfunding Museum

Just in time for Independence Day, the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation (where a lot of immigrants entered the country) is starting a new crowdfunding campaign to pay for the completion of a new museum on the island. The … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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