Tagged: regulation

Deloitte Report: “There is a race to regulate Bitcoin. Is it too soon?”

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In a Deloitte report entitled “Bitcoin at the crossroads,”  Managing Director Jon Watts opines that Bitcoin need not yet be regulated, offering three reasons why global policy makers and regulators may want to consider giving Bitcoin more time to develop. Regulation could in fact slow innovation, an innovation with a… Read More

Exit: SEC’s Dan Gallagher – Enter: The Crowdfunders!

SEC Reveals Retail Crowdfunding Soon

  Are Final JOBS Act Crowdfunding Rules Truly Upon Us? It’s been too long since I graced the pages of Crowdfund Insider with one of my many missives – or as some at the SEC might say: missiles.  Well, since Regulation A+ went live in… Read More

Coming Up: Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) To Announce Crowdfunding Regulation

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Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, or OJK, will announce a countrywide crowdfunding regulation next week, said OJK Chairman Muliaman Hadad, according to DealStreetAsia. The regulation will be simple and allow startups open access to funding, he added. The upcoming regulation would lay out plans for promoting VC businesses and for establishing new… Read More

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Lists Crowdfunding Legislation as Significant Accomplishment

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The Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, has taken an outsized approach to promoting, and improving, the state of Arizona.  He was quoted last month in the Capitol Times as saying; “What we’re not going to have are overly aggressive regulators who are going beyond the scope… Read More

SyndicateRoom CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Shares Secrets of UK Crowdfunding Platform’s Success: Exclusive Interview

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“The [SyndicateRoom] model was a result of my experience. I was working with business angels when equity crowdfunding appeared. I loved the idea of a wider group getting access to investment in early stage companies, but I didn’t like how it was being done, and… Read More

Thai Regulator Finalizes Crowdfunding Rules: SEC Secretary General Vorapol Socatiyanurak Comments

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The number of foreign and domestic crowdfunding portals is expected to rise in Thailand once the regulations to govern crowdfunding in the country will be out. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand said the rules are now being finalized and could be out… Read More

24 Members of Congress to SEC: Keep State Blue Sky Preemption for Title IV of JOBS Act

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In a comment letter addressed to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, 24 members of Congress have demanded the SEC keep state “Blue Sky Review” preemption as part of Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly referred to Regulation A+.  The Congressmen also requested removal of… Read More

Crowdfunding, Parliament & The Gagging of YouTube, Twitter & Social Media: A ‘Terrifying Misuse of Legislation”

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What has been called a “Terrifying Misuse of Legislation” was debated Thursday at the Westminster Crowdfunding Forum where it was unanimously agreed that it’s essential to tackle an over regulation of social media which is threatening both the Crowdfunding industry and the individual liberties of… Read More

WATCH: Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 4 – Nick Meehan On Crowdfunding Lobbyists, An Exit For FundersClub, A New Michigan Bill, More

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Hey, this week we got through a whole episode of Inside Crowdfunding without any major glitches! Success! Alon and I had a great conversation with Nick Meehan of The Lobby. Nick’s project piqued our interest after he was profiled in a piece for Vice. It’s… Read More

Brief: New Zealand VC Expresses Optimism About Equity Crowdfunding


In an interview with BusinessDay, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund CEO Franceska Banga expressed optimism when asked about the impact equity crowdfunding’s implementation could have on New Zealand startups and the investment community as a whole. The early-stage investment community, and particularly angel networks and… Read More

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Volpit To Issue Report On Economic Impact Of FCA Regs


Volpit, an equity crowdfunding platform based in the UK, plans on releasing a report detailing how the Financial Conduct Authority’s new regulatory regime will impact the UK economy and startup investing. The report is set to publish on March 31 and will be called “Enterprise… Read More

Crowdfunding & What You Should Know About Online Payments Before Launch

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Throughout 2013, PayPal and crowdfunding project creators repeatedly found themselves at odds. First it was Lab Zero Games, the company behind the hugely popular campaign for Skullgirls. Paypal froze Lab Zero’s account only to later release all but $35,000 of Lab Zero’s Indiegogo cash. It… Read More

Spain Weighing Crowdfunding Regulations Amidst Criticism


The Spanish Government and Minister of Economy and Competitiveness Luis de Guindos are weighing regulations that would limit both overall project size and individual contribution size for crowdfunding-related campaigns in Spain. A draft bill would limit deal size to €1 million. Contributions for individuals would be capped… Read More

Barry James: Breaking The Missing Link Could Kill 20,000 New Jobs in 2014

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Tens of thousands of new UK jobs and many millions in new investment are riding on UK regulators’ ability to come to grips with a changing economy. With regulators in the US and around the world increasingly coordinating their activities, deadlines and announcements, the implications… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Bill Approved In Alabama Senate, Heads To House


Yesterday the Alabama State Senate approved a bill that would set into motion an intrastate crowdfunding exemption. The vote was unanimous, 31-0. Crowdfunding legislation continues to garner bipartisan support. The bill now heads to the House where it is already receiving some praise. The Associated Press… Read More

Alabama Takes Pragmatic Approach To Intrastate Crowdfunding


We caught wind of a proposed crowdfunding exemption in the State of Alabama in the fall of 2013. As any regular reader of Crowdfund Insider knows, intrastate crowdfunding exemptions are popping up left and right as of late. Just this week we reported on proposed legislation… Read More

Crowdentials Offers Low-Friction Solution To Investor Accreditation For Private Issuers


The implementation of an exemption under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D in September of 2013 creates a new set of opportunities for private issuers looking to raise capital. It also creates a new set of challenges, specifically a need for issuers (and, by proxy, the… Read More

FINRA Makes Crowdfunding A Priority For 2014

As they do every year, FINRA has released a letter outlining their priorities for the forthcoming year. Regulatory changes prompted by the passage and implementation of the JOBS Act are featured heavily in the letter as risks that mandate diligence on behalf of FINRA. Issues… Read More