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SEC Suspends CryptoCurrency/Blockchain Companies

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in three firms that have made public claims about crypto-currency and blockchain, not that they have been involved in an Initial Coin Offering (yet). The suspension resulted from … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Consultants Don’t Add Much

As more crowdfunding campaigns are failing to raise their targeted amounts (66% this year vs. 50% last year), more startups are turning to PR firms, Twitter masters and other types of “experts” who promise to raise the campaign’s profile to … Continue reading

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False and Misleading? April Fools Joke Results in Stock Moves

When is a joke actionable? How about the folks who bought 400,000 shares of Tesla right after it issued a press release about its new product the Tesla Model W? Although it was an April Fools joke, the buyers who … Continue reading

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First Hedge Fund Video Advertisement

The hedge fund industry is closely watching the first advertising video from the alternative investment fund Omnistrat run by Topturn Capital. The highly produced video is a subtle pitch that ties Topturn’s investment strategy with the zen of surfing, utlilizing … Continue reading

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