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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Ideas

So, aside from outright fraud, there are a multitude of crowdfunding campaigns that are just a bad idea, stupid or wrong. Huffpost Australia has cataloged a few, including: the woman who asked for money to finance her US Green Card … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding

Major corporations now embrace crowdfunding as a way to test market appeal for new products. Sony, the Japanese consumer product giant, is on Indiegogo crowdfunding its new education toy called Koov. Koov is a robot building kit (a la Lego) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Local Clean Energy

A United Kingdom solar energy developer is starting a crowdfunding platform to raise funds to construct community energy projects. Individuals will be able to invest up to £20,000 a year “through community energy bonds within a tax-free Individual Savings Account … Continue reading

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Ransomware Crowdfunding Scam: BEWARE!

BEWARE of a new ransomware that is “crowdfunding” bitcoins, claiming to be a charity. The The so-called “Global Poverty Aid Agency” is a group of theives masquerading as a non-profit and encrypting computer files thinly disguised as a non-profit trying … Continue reading

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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

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