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Overstock CEO and Blockchain Visionary Patrick Byrne Resigns Following “Deep State” Comments

In a “Dear Shareholders” letter, Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) CEO and blockchain visionary Patrick Byrne submitted his resignation as both CEO and board member effective immediately. In afternoon trading, shares in Overstock are up by around 7%. The move by Byrne came following the fallout from comments… Read More

Star Citizen Hits $35M, Announces New Stretch Goals

Star Citizen has surpassed $35 million in funding. Chris Roberts announced the milestone in a recent backer update posted to robertsspaceindustries.com… Wow! When I started this journey I would have never guessed that we would have come so far in such a short time. $35M… Read More

Who needs Kickstarter? Projects look outside the box for new crowdfunding

Independent projects dodge fees and grab data, but face a harder road On August 1st, a campaign for the space simulator Star Citizen raised its 15 millionth dollar. It was enough to fund the first installment of the game and put the developers on track for the… Read More

With $7.7M raised via crowdfunding, Chris Roberts makes his sci-fi game in the public eye

Chris Roberts is under a lot of pressure to get Star Citizen right. The new massively multiplayer online sci-fi title from the creator of the legendary Wing Commander sci-fi spaceship combat games raised $7.7 million via crowdfunding on the promise of bringing back the glory days of science fiction combat simulations in… Read More

Crowdfunding Games: Veteran Austin game designer back in the saddle

A few years ago, Chris Roberts felt the itch to return to his old stomping grounds – making video games. The veteran Austin designer responsible for the iconic “Wing Commander” franchise had been making movies for most of the past decade. Meanwhile, the gaming universe… Read More

Austin video game ‘Star Citizen’ raises more then $6.2 million via crowdfunding

Needing to raise millions to make his plan space video game a reality, veteran Austin game designer Chris Robert didn’t bother going the usual industry route. Instead, he took his funding drive to the people. Roberts — the man behind the famed “Wing Commander” series… Read More

‘Star Citizen’ Crowd Funding Campaign Surpasses $3 Million

Chris Roberts, who helped define the space sim genre in computer games during the 1990s with his Wing Commander and Privateer franchises, is back in the cockpit again with a new title he says will change the way people perceive games for the PC and will breathe new life… Read More

Australian Police Force Seizes Drugs & $1.5 Million in Cryptocurrency

Australia Border Force (ABF) announced on Wednesday detectives from WA Police’s Forces Drug & Firearm Square – Meth Transport Team arrested two people for drugs (attempted importation of MDMA) and seized more than $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrency. The organization reported: “On Thursday 31 October… Read More

Saudi Arabia and UAE To Test Cryptocurrency for Cross Border Payments

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Following a meeting of The Executive Committee of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have announced plans to collaborate on a “joint pilot cryptocurrency” for possible use in cross border banking, Emerati state news agency WAM reports. The initiative is one of seven… Read More

Swedish Man Accused of Sending Bomb to London Cryptopay Exchange Jailed for 6 Years

A Swedish man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for sending a “viable” mail bomb to the Lond0n-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopay after an exchange employee refused to change the man’s password. Jermu Michael Salonen, 43, received an additional six months detention for mailing… Read More

Update: Never Ending Campaign Star Citizen Now at $42 Million

The never ending crowdfunding campaign for video game Star Citizen from Roberts Space Industries continues to grow now standing at over $42 million for game in development.  For those of you that have not been following the odyssey of Star Citizen, back in November of… Read More

Why crowdfunding is increasingly popular for SME financing

As SMEs struggle to access traditional funding, this year crowdfunding could provide over £200m of Small and Medium Enterprise financing. As a child, I loved the story my grandfather told me about the commanders who, about to go to war, sent a verbal message down… Read More

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