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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Belgium Warns Citizens About Crypto Scams

Some government financial regulators are taking a more pro-active approach to cryptocurrency matters. Take, for instance, Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) that now warns its public about those cryptocurrency offers and exchanges that are not fully compliant with … Continue reading

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Crypto Scams Continue Apace

Cryptocurrency publications are noting that “exit scams” are continuing to cost investors significant coin. The linked website (below) notes a fintech analysis that these frauds have stolen over $96 million, with about $67 million taken in the past 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College’s Carroll School of Management recently published a study of initial coin offerings (#ICO) concluding: “We find evidence of significant ICO underpricing, with average returns of 179% from the … Continue reading

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81% of ICO’s May Be Scams

A recent study by the crypto-currency consulting firm Satis Group of initial coin offerings greater than $50 million has classified them as either a “scam,” “failed-pre-trading,” “gone dead-pre-trading,” “dwindling-trading,” “promising-trading,” or “successful-trading.” Their conclusion was “On the basis of the … Continue reading

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Is The Verge Crowdfunded ICO A Scam?

Doubts are creeping into the successful Initial Coin Offering crowdfunding campaign by Verge. Verge initiated the ICO by disclosing that it was about to enter into a partnership with a “mysterious partner” that “owns a “vast network of super high … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker. Taryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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