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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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Hedge Funds Bearish On Crypto-Currencies

An index of  about 17 crypto-currency hedge funds from data provider Hedge Fund Research Inc. rose almost 3,000% in 2017 compared to the 8.7% average return across the global hedge fund industry. But with the sudden and steep drop in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Creeps Into Healthcare Debate

Crowdfunding may be creeping into the health care debate as many in the United Kingdom are now seeking the kindness of strangers. BuzzFeed News has reported that almost 25% of persons prescribed a wheelchair are not receiving one due to … Continue reading

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South Korea To Establish Trading Market For Crowdfunded Tech Companies

South Korea has taken the next step in crowdfunding by creating a stock market for crowdfunded enterprises. The KRX Startup Market (KSM) pland to open on Nov. 14, and will be focused on technology-intensive startups. It is reported that “The … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Screw Backers (Allegedly)

Brothers Mitch and Marcus Weller filed bankruptcy for their startup. Not too unusual, except for the fact that they had crowdfunded $2.5 million to build a cool motorcycle helmet (the Skully AR-1) and allegedly failed to pay one of their … 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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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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SEC Staff Continues To Issue “Bad Boy” Waivers

The secret to obtaining a “bad boy” waiver from the Securities and Exchange Commission is to show: the bad act did not involve an intent to defraud; the misconduct did not involve the sale of securities; the actor has taken … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Sues Kickstarter Crowdfunder For Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first action against a crowdfunder whose Kickstarter campaign raised $122,000 (4X the target) from 1,246 backers. O The FTC lawsuit says that Erik Chevalier failed to deliver on his promises of creating, publishing … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deal Numbers Down, Investments Up

Pitchbook published its first quarter 2015 venture capital activity analysis by showing: pre-money valuations up 84% over year ago; deals down 25% but dollars invested up 25% with median deal size up 66% to $3.5 million. Median angel/seed deal at … Continue reading

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