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Terrorists Using Crypto-Currencies

“Donate anonymously with Cryptocurrency” and that’s the issue as the appeal is often coming from ISIS and other jihadists typically through the message app Telegram. Money laundering laws world wide have increasingly been focusing on “know your customer” and trying … Continue reading

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Groups Crowdfunding To Transform Terrorist Hangout

Three Belgium groups are crowdfunding in order to raise money to transform the coffee house formerly occupied by the Absalem brothers into a new venue. Remember those jerks? They were to terrorists from Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels who attacked Paris, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Sites Turning Away White Supremacist Suspect

While other criminal types have been successful in crowdfunding their defense, the man alleged to have run over and killed Heather Heyer is being turned away. GoFundMe, the prime charity crowdfunding portal, says that it has turned away a number … 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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Charity Crowdfunding Portal Working Around-The-Clock To Stop Fraudsters

GoFundMe, a charity crowdfunding portal, says that it has taken down “a handful” of fraudulent campaigns seeking money for victims of the Manchester, United Kingdom bombing. One such false campaign was put up by a guy “Mike Collins” for his … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Love Through Crowdfunding

A great crowdfunding Valentine’s Day story from USC. Alumnus Nikaam Mehta and Poonam Kaushal, MD, are getting married on today. But instead of spending a fortune on a lavish traditional Indian wedding they invited their family and friends to help … Continue reading

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Orlando Victims Crowdfunding

One of the major issues with “charity” crowdfunding is trying to determine whether the money you are sending will be responsibly delivered to the victims of the crisis. The Washington Post reports that the crowdfunding campaign for the Orlando shooting … Continue reading

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The Evil Side of Crowd Sourcing

Like all things, crowdsourcing has an evil side. The downing of the Russian Metrojet over the Sinai is now being blamed on a bomb. The Wall Street Journal discusses how terrorist groups are using the internet to crowd source bombmaking. … Continue reading

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Can Crowdfunders Sniff Out Fraud?

Can the crowd do better than the CIA? If so, can the crowd sniff out fraud in the crowdfunding marketplace? According to NPR, the Good Judgment Project has determined that ” if you take a large crowd of different people … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing The Search

CNN reports that ” More than 115,000 volunteers have joined the crowdsourcing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane by going to their computers and reviewing satellite photos of the open ocean to find signs of the aircraft.” DigitalGlobe, a … Continue reading

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