Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 29, 2013

crowdfunding-news-roundupThe Lane Report | OP-ED: Kent Oyler – Let the 2014 crowdfunding rule games begin

Kent Oyler says that initially the cynics are outnumbering the fans when it comes to the SEC’s proposed rules for equity crowdfunding. He postulates that equity crowdfunding will provide a great opportunity for investors if the SEC and FINRA don’t smother it with regulation.

Financial Conduct Authority FCAMoney Marketing | FCA wrong to lump P2P lending and crowdfunding together

Christine Farnish expresses concern that recently proposed FCA regulations for the crowdfunding space in the UK lump peer-to-peer lending and equity crowdfunding under the same umbrella. In her words, “this is ultimately unhelpful and will cause confusion among industry participants and consumers.”

Massively | The Daily Grind: Do you want crowdfunding to succeed?

This one isn’t so much about the story as it is about the comments. Massively (part of the Joystiq family of sites) asks readers whether they want crowdfunding to succeed. The context: Star Citizen, which recently surpassed $25 million in funding. Some of the comments are really interesting.

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