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Cannabis, Crypto and Crowdfunding

What could be bad? The leading marijuana magazine High Times has been on an acquisition spree, now being funded by its Securities and Exchange Commission registered Regulation A+ crowdfunded offering. According to Forbes, over 1,000 people have invested so far, … Continue reading

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Initial (Beer) Can Offering

Only in California: A San Francisco company is combing a craft brewery with a crowdfunding campaign for an Initial Coin Offering for stock to be celebrated by a beer called ICO. On July 11, Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery will … Continue reading

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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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SEC Runs Initial Coin Offering Scam

The newest, fabest ICO (Initial Coin Offering) pre-sale went live yesterday, the HoweyCoin. It offers a 15% bonus if you buy now, a number of executives who don’t exist, over 1% daily returns (go figure) and celebrity promoters. Sound fishy? … 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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Cannabis Crowdfunding

Remember those huge wildfires in Northern California last year? They burned through a number of state-legal (and illegal) cannabis farms. The farmers started a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring that were promptly closed as the site decided that since cannabis is … Continue reading

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SEC Halts Initial Coin Offering

In a first enforcement action against an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained an emergency asset freeze to stop a the sale of “Plexcoins.” Although the action was against alleged serial Canadian fraudsters, it marks the … Continue reading

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