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Ex(?)-Gangster Crowdfunding ICO

Why rob a bank when the crowd will send you money for nothing? The South China Morning Post out of Hong Kong reports: “Former Macau triad gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi has partnered with a mysterious Beijing firm to back … Continue reading

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Local Government Sponsors Crowdfunding

Some governments are picking winners and losers. The local Biscay government in the Basque region of Spain has handpicked a number of startup companies for whom it is sponsoring crowdfunding campaigns. In an attempt to mitigate the risk of investing … Continue reading

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Do Millennials Rely on Crowdfunding?

An op-ed piece by a millennial suggests that the reason that generation has turned to crowdfunding is because of the “breakdown in the social safety net.” It is posited that they have responded to the financial crisis with “community support, … Continue reading

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UK Civil Liberties Group Crowdfunds To Overturn Snoopers’ Charter

Civil liberties advocates are crowdfunding to overturn the “Snoopers’ Charter,” whose real name is the Investigatory Powers Act. The Act will let the United Kingdom Government engage in bulk hacking, bulk eavesdropping and the ability to access all intimate personal … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding the Truth

Where the government controls the press, some have turned to crowdfunding to publish the “truth.” Certain unidentified persons recently ran an Indiegogo campaign to take out full page ads in the New York Times, and today in the Washington Post, … Continue reading

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