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SEC Warns Professionals About Bitcoins

As the futures price of Bitcoin surged past the spot price on the first official day of futures trading on the Cboe, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ramped up his warning. In a public memo, Chairman Clayton … Continue reading

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Spectacular Crowdfunding Failures

What do mini-drones, gills for people, coolers with speakers, shoes with magnets and a home 3D printer have in common? All were notorious crowdfunding failures. Reasons for the failures included embezzlement, disappearance (with all the money it raised), delivery delays/failures,technological … Continue reading

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Better Business Bureau Rates Crowdfunding Portals

The Houston Better Business Bureau has put out guidance for consumers about crowdfunding and has even accredited two in their area. “BBB has determined that NextSeed TX, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding A Gut Investment Or Is A Ratings Firm Needed?

The equity crowdfunding field is getting crowded with companies that have product ideas, prototypes or even actual businesses. Everyday, non-accredited investors can now wager on the future of these businesses, but the disclosure about them remains rather nominal. So, in … Continue reading

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Conquering the Information Asymmetry

How do you solve the information asymmetry problem in crowdfunding? By having lead investors who then syndicate their investment with the crowdfunding public. Lead investors typically have the background, experience and reputation for picking good investments and are technically able … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Secrets Revealed !

The secrets to a successful crowdfunding campaign have been found by a University of Buffalo School of Management study that says: “high quality photos and video, previous crowdfunding success and positive comments from backers are the keys to a successful … Continue reading

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Who Is Responsible for Crowdfunding Scams?

Under SEC rules, disclosures to investors must be true and correct, but what about crowdfunding? The Wall Street Journal points out that some crowdfunding campaigns aren’t quite there yet. For example, Ritot failed to disclose that it was located in … Continue reading

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