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So You Want to (Legally) Raise an ICO?

  On Tuesday, July 25, the SEC announced that Initial Coin Offerings, also called Token Sales, in many cases may be considered securities. Of course, this probably terrifies a large amount of the ICO community. So how do you actually legally raise an ICO? Your… Read More

Doug Ellenoff: We Have Concerns about ICOs But Want to Work With the Industry to Ensure a Successful Outcome

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) space has been rocketing recently. It seems that every few days the next hot ICO is raising incredible sums of money from global investors. ICOs have plenty of supporters and detractors with most followers advising caution in this largely unregulated… Read More

So You Want to Equity Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

Crowdfunding campaigns tend to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless. What I’m about to say sounds dumb—so dumb that I’m reluctant to have to even say it—but a lot of folks contact me thinking that crowdfunding is easy,… Read More

Y Combinator + Imagine K12: Together ‘Making Something People Want’

Y Combinator announced that the five year partnership with Imagine K12 has taken its next step on its Posthaven blog, the original edtech accelerator, has joined Y Combinator to form an edtech vertical within YC. Agreeing that 2016 was the right time to create YC/Imagine K12, the team decided to… Read More

Power Rangers Star Amy Jo Johnson Suits Up in Hero Costume to Celebrate Her Indiegogo Campaign

Ready to share her excitement with the world over her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo reaching its initial $75,000 goal, Power Rangers star Amy Jo Johnson stepped out as the original pink ranger on Friday (November 7th). The campaign, which is for her debut feature film, The Space Between, is about… Read More

Legaltech Sagewise to Utilize Hedera Hashgraph to Build Out Smart Contract Resolution Service

Sagewise, a smart contract resolution ecosystem, will be building out its service on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. By utilizing this new blockchain, Sagewise will be able to leverage its super speedy technology. Smart contract losses exceeded half a billion U.S. dollars in value in 2017,… Read More

Round 2: Following Spring Success, Crypto Invest Summit Schedules Fall Edition

The “West Coast’s Largest Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Event” has scheduled a second event for later this year. Following the gangbuster success last month, Crypto Invest Summit will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 22nd. The organizers say that after the Spring event… Read More

The Sometimes Dubious Practice of ICO Advisors

The world of initial coin offering (ICO) investing is chock full of peril and risk, as well as opportunity. Purchasing a tokenized asset has become a trip to Vegas-like event as investors attempt to discern which ICO will rise and which offering will quickly plummet…. Read More

Crypto Invest Summit Books Live CNBC Show “Crypto-Trader” by Ran Neu-Ner

  The Crypto Invest Summit, a cryptocurrency and blockchain investment conference, has announced that popular “crypto-trader” Ran Neu-Ner will bring his show live to the forthcoming event scheduled to take place on May 1st and 2nd. The inclusion of the show is nice addition to… Read More

Smart Contract Safety Net: Sagewise Announces Public Alpha SDK to Freeze Ethereum Contracts When Necessary

Sagewise says that more than $500 million was lost in Smart Contracts that ended up being not so smart during 2017. While everyone wants to believe in a “trustless” digital society that is not always the case. To better manage this issue, Sagewise has launched… Read More

Initial Coin Offerings: Is this How it Should’ve Been a Few Years Ago When US Securities Crowdfunding First Became Legalized?

    The very first initial coin offering (ICO) took place in June of 2013 when Mastercoin raised around $5 million in Bitcoin. That was the same year that Title II of the JOBS Act launched allowing general solicitation (SEC lingo for advertising) under Regulation… Read More

The SEC Goes Hot with ICO Subpoenas but are Regulators “on Shaky Legal Ground?”

The fact the Securities and Exchange Commission has been issuing subpoenas to initial coin offering (ICOs) issuers has been rumored for quite some time. Recently, multiple publications, including Crowdfund Insider, revealed this fact. The SEC has been warning of this sort of activity for many months… Read More

Sagewise Pitches Dispute Digital Resolution Protocol for Blockchain Based Smart Contracts

Ethereum (and Solidity for that matter) are far from perfect. While lauded for the ability to create smart contracts that are “immutable”, when something goes wrong and money disappears with no recourse, immutability may be the number one problem. Right? Ethereum is pretty cool, but… Read More

Crypto Invest Summit to Be Held in Los Angeles Convention Center This Spring

On Wednesday, organizers of the Crypto Invest Summit announced the event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 30th to May 2nd. The event will notably feature a robust agenda spanning a variety of cryptocurrency related themes such as investment analysis,… Read More

ICOInvestor.tv to Stream Live Every Tuesday, this Week’s Guests Include Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin & Sweetbridge ICO

ICOinvestor.tv, is the first video platform dedicated solely to the fast growing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) industry.  Streaming live each Tuesday at 5PM ET, this week’s guests on “ICO Insight” will include Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin and Sweetbridge ICO creator Scott Nelson. Pointing to the… Read More

Investing in Startups and Crypto (Bitcoin)! – Los Angeles

We will be speaking with experts on how to invest in startups, ICOs and crypto currencies. Come to learn the basics and get advanced insights from some of the brightest investors and entrepreneurs in the space. Due to a sudden priority call, David will be… Read More

Women Became the Story in 2017

As Oprah Winfrey put it during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on January 7th, 2018. The reverberations of her words have re-ignited, for anyone who thought it was a just a trend, the importance of #metoo, the industry-agnostic movement. Actually, it is all-encompassing… Read More

North American Bitcoin Conference Pledges to Do Better Following Diversity Fail

Last week, on LinkedIn, I called out the North American Bitcoin Conference for having merely 1 female speaker, out of 85 male speakers, and for having their afterparty at what essentially is a strip club. All that, accompanied by event photos from last year’s conference,… Read More

Why Massive Discounts & Short-Term Liquidity Are Bad For Most ICO Investors

In the early days of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), basically for much of this year, one of the keys of a successful ICO raise was ability to snag a crypto-influencer onto one’s advisory board – or to get them to be an early investor in… Read More

First Regulated Initial Coin Offering Conference ICO 2.0 Summit Dives Deep into ICO Legal, Regulatory & Economic Implications

On Friday, November 10, 2017, StartEngine, a Regulation Crowdfunding platform based in Los Angeles, California organized ICO 2.0 Summit, the first regulated ICO conference – or at least the first that I’ve seen. While there seem to be an explosion of ICO and Blockchain-related conferences… Read More

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