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Operation Crypto-Sweep Begins

Winter is coming for Initial Coin Offerings  in the form of “Operation Crypto Sweep” that started at the beginning of May. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. and Canadian securities regulators have instituted almost “70 open investigations and 35 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Democrats Crowdfund To Investigate Former CEO

The Democratic Party of Hong Kong is crowdfunding its “Wolf Hunting Action,” an investigation into the $50 million payment to Leung Chun-ying by UGL Limited, an Australian engineering firm, in conjunction with its takeover of DTZ Holdings, a UK-listed real … Continue reading

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SEC Investigating Crypto-Currency

You were warned. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued “dozens” of subpoenas to tech companies and their advisors in its investigation of the initial coin offering and alt coin trading markets. According to the Wall Street Journal, the main … Continue reading

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Reg. CF Campaign Hit With Scam Allegations

Something fishy is going on in the world of regulated crowdfunding. A Regulation CF registered crowdfunding campaign on the Microventures portal is being “bombed” by paid “scam alert” advertisements that claim (allegedly) that the person running the SuperDope campaign has … Continue reading

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Company Claims To Insure Vs. Crowdfunding Fraud

There’s a company that claims to be insuring donors against crowdfunding fraud. It’s website says that: “If a campaign you back turns out to be fraudulent, [they] will refund each dollar you lost.” The premium is cheap, $10 for 1 … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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The Crowd Investigating Trump Inauguration Funding

Questions are being raised by the crowd about the reporting of, and the donations to, the Trump inauguration. Started by the Huffington Post, the Citizen Sleuth Project, a crowdsourcing network of volunteers, has built a spreadsheet of Trump’s inauguration donors. … Continue reading

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