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In A First, Fiat Currency Tied To A Cryptocurrency

A sign of desperation or genius? Venezuela’s President Maduro, who is fighting against hyperinflation, has just done a major financial flip by tying the country’s fiat currency to the value of its “Petro” cryptocurrency. (Most “stable” cryptocurrencies are tied to … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing For Profit

Here’s a smart idea: Ask the public to ¬†show you how to make money in the markets and then agree to license that idea for a percentage of the profits you make using it. Quantopian claims to crowdsource quantitative investing … Continue reading

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Hip Crowdfunding Store Pops Up in Paris

What’s more hip than Paris? The French crowdfunding site KissKissBankBank has opened the first crowdfunding store in the 10th Arrondissement called La Maison du Crowdfunding (of course). It’s a cross between a branch bank and an Apple store with educational … Continue reading

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Pros Say Crowdfunding About To Crash

Certain finance professionals in the UK believe that crowdfunding lending is “a car crash waiting to happen.” At the Finance Professional Show in London, that lender based his conclusion on the belief that there are too many lenders who don’t … Continue reading

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Angels Or VCs? A 1% Problem…

Is angel money better than venture capital money? Some say “yes,” because: angels have more time to give an entrepreneur; venture capitalist’s are not “patient” investors; and some angels are “domain experts” as opposed to a more generalized venture capital … Continue reading

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Historical Seed Investing

Pitchbook has listed the top 5 VC seed investors since 2010 and the number of their deals: SV Angel (242), Kima Ventures (215), Andreessen Horowitz (146), GV (135), and Lerer Hippeau Ventures (134). The money is going to the following … Continue reading

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Psssst! Is the Startup Bubble Bursting?

Hear that? It may be the startup bubble bursting in Silicon Valley as startup funding dropped 25% in Q1 2016 from Q4 2015. The Wall Street Journal says it’s the largest drop in investment since the dot com bust, with … Continue reading

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