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Crowdfunding and Cryptocurrencies

By Mark Roderick CrowdFunding Beat  Sr. contributing editor and crowdfunding attorney with Flaster/Greenberg PC. Cryptocurrencies are hot. And often the sale of cryptocurrencies is referred to as Crowdfunding. Unfortunately, the use of “cryptocurrencies” and “Crowdfunding” together creates confusion about both, along with some pretty serious legal risks. We use “Crowdfunding” to mean raising money for a business or other venture online. We say “donation-based Crowdfunding” when we’re talking about Kickstarter, where people ask for donations. We say “equity-based Crowdfunding” when we’re talking about raising money from investors, who receive a stock certificate or some other security. A cryptocurrency is, well, hard to pin down. It’s a transaction registered in a distributed, secure database.…

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Bitcoin 2.0 & Crowdfunding

Bitcoin 2.0 & Crowdfunding

By Amanda Cole, CrowdFundBeat contributing Guest Editor, With startup culture on the rise and mainstream crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter still becoming more popular by the day, the idea of funding a business through the contributions of hopeful users online is still developing. While there are sound methods and proven practices in place for online crowdfunding, a lot of new companies continue to look for innovative ways to tweak these practices to provide new incentives for funders and increase growth efficiency. And one such way that some newer startups are looking to accomplish these feats is through the use of Bitcoin and its underlying technology.  Many…

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SME, Shadow Banking & Digital Currency


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WATCH: Bitcoin CrowdFunding : Digital-Currency Revolution [Infographic]

WATCH: Bitcoin CrowdFunding : Digital-Currency Revolution  [Infographic]

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Similar to how Kickstarter revolutionized crowdsourcing projects through e-payments, Lighthouse hopes to move that into the undertapped Bitcoin sphere of influence starting yesterday (Jan. 21), when the site went public on Mac, Linux, and Windows. Conceived by creator Mike Hearn, with a huge investment from noted Bitcoin entrepreneur Oliver Janssens, Lighthouse hopes to create a “specialized wallet” for decentralized crowdfunding using the blockchain that has made Bitcoin so attractive.   Like Kickstarter, Lighthouse allows people to donate to causes they believe in by pledging a certain dollar (or bitcoin) figure to the project. This amount is released to the project’s organizers once…

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A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding

A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding

By  Greg Kumparak As the popularity of crowdfunding grows ever larger, an interesting new trend has started popping up: developers, curious if a new feature is worth adding to their products, are asking interested customers to chip in to cover the costs of development. In other words: if you really want a feature, put your money where your mouth is. Balanced, a payment service, recently used crowdfunding to support adding a new money sending feature. App.net, a subscription-based/ad-free Twitter alternative which as a whole was born out of a $803,000 crowdfunding campaign, is currently using it to determine if they’ll accept Bitcoin payments on their site. This morning, App.net announced…

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There’s A Kickstarter For ‘Bitcoin: The Movie’

There’s A Kickstarter For ‘Bitcoin: The Movie’

A crop of Bitcoin enthusiasts has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a film about the digital currency. “Bitcoin: The Movie” will require a minimum of $100,000 to make (but they’ll amp up international coverage if donations reach $150-200,000). “The fact that Bitcoin is relatively unknown can also act as the catalyst to making a good film,” would-be producer Andrew Wong writes. “A good Bitcoin documentary will play an important role in educating the public and helping them adopt to a new currency.” The team is offering the usual Kickstarter swag for donations — Tshirt, posters, DVDs, private screenings, your name in the credits, etc. Bitcoin reached highs north…

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Jamaica GleanerPointers to Publishing | Consider crowdfunding to finance your bookJamaica GleanerYou have great ideas but do not have the funds, or you do not want to take the risk of taking a loan or asking for financial support from family. Crowdfunding might be your best bet, and t [...]

The VergeDonald Trump's terrible crowdfunding site was a microcosm of his political careerThe VergeAnd from the beginning, the site had Trump's populist edge. Zanker boasted that “the reign of Kickstarter's Brooklyn hipsters is over,” referring to Kickstarter's New [...]

FortuneCrowdfunding: Women Better at Raising Money Than Men Are ...FortuneA new study has found that women are generally better than men at crowdfunding.Women are better at crowdfunding than men, shows study | The ...The Independentall 3 news articles » [...]

Social media, crowdfunding skirmishes encapsulate Endy debateThe Herald JournalAfter that, a campaign with the same goals and the same organizer appeared on a separate crowdfunding site, FundRazr.com. This campaign also drew negative attention on social media, and after a few hours th [...]

ForbesWhy Crowdfunding Is Still Booming, Especially For Chinese Tech CompaniesForbesBased on recent media reports, it looks like crowdfunding is now in the "disillusionment" phase of the famous Gartner hype cycle, after peaking a few years back. I will argue that crowdfundin [...]

Wired.co.ukAfter budget cuts, museums are crowdfunding to preserve historyWired.co.ukIn 2015, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. launched its very first crowdfunding campaign to 'Reboot the Suit'. The idea was to raise much-need funds to conser [...]

Business Daily (press release) (blog)How Women Trounce Men When Raising Seed Crowdfunding CapitalForbesMale entrepreneurs may account for the majority of business owners raising finance on crowdfunding platforms in the UK, but their female counterparts are far more likely to get the s [...]

Yahoo SportsCan crowdfunding save women's college hockey? - Yahoo SportsYahoo SportsNorth Dakota cut its women's hockey program in March, in one of the saddest and most stunning decisions to rock the sport at the collegiate level. “When you ...and more » [...]

road.ccCanadian cyclist charged with fraud after crowdfunding fake booby trap injuriesroad.ccA cyclist who pretended to have been injured by a barbed wire booby trap and asked for cash on a crowdfunding website has been charged with fraud and public mischief. Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37 [...]

ReutersStudy says women are better at crowdfunding - ReutersReutersWomen around the world are less likely than men to tap the crowd online for money to fund their businesses and projects, but when they do they are likely to.and more » [...]

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