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The Not-So-Good Side of Crowdfunding

Like just about anything else (nuclear power?), crowdfunding can be used for good or bad. On the not-so-good side, is the crowdfunding campaign for Reflectacles, the eyewear that may appeal to “night cyclists or privacy minded people” or bank robbers. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Reward Valuation Increases Second Time Around

If Hillary had this, perhaps things would be different. Proton Mail, a Swiss encrypted email service, started life by crowdfunding selling a limited number of Lifetime accounts for $997 raising $2.5M. It is back in the market now with a … Continue reading

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PayPal Freezes Foreign Encrypted Email Crowdfunding

The Russian Times is chortling that PayPal has frozen the crowdfunding of ProtonMail, a service that will encrypt your email against NSA snooping. PayPal has questioned the legality of the service and asked if it had “government approval” to encrypt … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Crowdfunding

Every silver lining has a cloud, and apparently the crowdfunding phenomena has a very dark side as exposed by Forbes. There is apparently a number of anonymity network Tor-hidden crowdfunding sites asking for untraceable bitcoin donations that would be awarded … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding With Bitcoins

Crowd funders are now moving into the nether world of finance by asking for and accepting bitcoins. Recently, the producers of a biopic about the whistleblower/traitor (you decide) Edward Snowden, have abandoned their own pledge website for Kickstarter. They note … Continue reading

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