Tag Archives: open source

If You Build BaaS, Will Someone Buy It?

BaaS – know what that is? It’s Blockchain As A Service. And all the big guys are now into it, including IBM, Oracle and now Amazon Web Services. It’s cool, it’s new, but apparently not even the vendors know how … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, technology, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Estonia Planning A Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering

Notwithstanding the European Central Bank’s “veto” of the use of national crypto-currencies, Estonia (of all countries) will apparently launch its own Initial Coin Offering. The TokenEST ICO will run on the Ethereum blockchain and is intended to raise US$30 million. … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Banking, CFTC, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding Platforms, Department of the Treasury, fraud, Funding Portals, Investments, review, SEC, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Robot Crowdfunds Its Brain

Creepiest crowdfunding campaign yet (and possibly a problematic one) is the initial coin offering to fund the artificial intelligence of a humanoid robot, Sophia. The fiat currency is being raised to fund ” SingularityNET, an open source platform for AI … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Banking, Banks, CFTC, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EU Determines Crowdfunding Offers A Minimal Terrorist Threat

The European Commission released in July an assessment of the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing for crowdfunding. The report states that the threat from crowdfunding “is based on the anonymity offered by the online presence and the worldwide … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, fraud, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, discrepancies, fraud, Funding Portals, review, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEC Says Bitcoins Are Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that bitcoins are securities and subject to Federal (and probably State) regulation. The SEC investigated the offering by the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a “virtual” organization embodied in computer code and executed on a … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Broker dealers, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, fine, FINRA, fraud, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, review, SEC, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hackers Crowdfund To Share Hacking Tools

Two white hat hackers have started a crowdfunding campaign to buy a monthly subscription to buy stolen National Security Agency hacking tools from the black hat group Shadow Brokers who stole the secrets. In a tweet, HackerFantastic said “we will … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, fraud, Jobs, Legislative Intent, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment