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UK’s FCA Warns on ICO’s

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has cautioned the investing public that “ICOs [initial coin offerings] are very high-risk, speculative investments.” Taking a less restrictive approach than the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which calls ICO’s “securities” to be regulated … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Campaign Started For Google Tech-Bro

The crowdfunding web portal that is raising money for such campaigns as “Criminal Act or Adultery Committed By Hillary Clinton” and the Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer vs. the Southern Poverty Law Center, is also raising money to “help James Damore get … Continue reading

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SEC Reports On Regulation CF Crowdfunding Results So Far

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis issued its report on whether the post financial crisis legislation (Dodd Frank, Volcker Rule, etc.) has had a deleterious effect on the financial markets. It said NO. With respect … 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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Arrested Hacker’s Friends Soon To Crowdfund

The friends of a  British computer programmer who was suddenly arrested in Las Vegas by the FBI will soon  be crowdfunding for his legal defense. NPR reports that Marcus Hutchins, thought to be the “white hat” hacker who found the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Sites Take A Stand Against Hate

In what they are calling an attack on their First Amendment rights, PayPal and a number of charity crowdfunding web portals such as GoFundMe have shut down Alt Right campaigns. PayPal’s response is that it “does not “allow [its] services … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding “Sin” Businesses

Is it harder to raise funding if you operate a “sin” company? For years, entrepreneurs in the legal gambling, tobacco, firearms, alcohol and, particularly, sex industries have had the additional hurdle of convincing investors that their products should not be … Continue reading

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