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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Revolutionizing Fintech

Fintech is revolutionizing banking and the public is ready. The United Kingdom fintech company Monzo raised £1 million in just 96 seconds on the “equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube, crashing their servers and setting the record for the fastest ever crowdfunding … Continue reading

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P2P Lender Going Public

Shadow banking has come full circle with the registration of Funding Circle Holdings, Ltd.’s filing for an initial public offering in the UK. In its IPO, FCH is attempting to raise about $385 million that would value the crowdfunding peer-to-peer … Continue reading

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Crowd Bonds: Tax Advantaged P2P Lending

Another spin on crowdfunding: “crowd bonds.” Downing Crowd is a crowdfunding peer to peer lending platform that has raised £1.7bn from 35,000 investors seeking to invest in businesses that make a profit and a difference. The borrowers are vetted, the … Continue reading

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UK Regulatory Pendulum Swings Towards Tighter Crowdfunding Rules

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, says it will be cracking down on Peer to Peer crowdfunding lending sites. The FCA said it is “difficult for investors to understand the risks and returns of crowdfunding, marketing material … Continue reading

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Clouds and Silver LInings

Is this a good thing? A new crowdfunding site in Switzerland is entering the litigation funding business. Plaintiffs can offer rewards, typically a percentage of the win (the site claims a 500% return- uh-oh) but defendants can only ask for … Continue reading

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Co-Opting the Crowdfunding Disrupters

Who said big banks are over? Wells Fargo, the only partner in an early Lending Club investor, has seen about a 70X return on its nearly $18 million investment. Its 50 million shares are now valued at $1.22 billion. The … Continue reading

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