Tagged: civic

Crypto Exchange Coinbase has Added Support for Civic (CVC), Decentraland (MANA), and district0x (DNT)

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has added support for Civic (CVC), Decentraland (MANA), and district0x (DNT). Users of Coinbase.com (for retail traders) can begin trading these tokens. Support for CVC, MANA, and DNT tokens has also been added for Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase… Read More

Blockchain-Powered Identity & Payment Solutions Civic Launches Digital Wallet Out of Private Beta

Civic Technologies, the premier blockchain-powered identity and payment solution provider, announced on Wednesday its  Civic Wallet, previously only available in private beta, is now generally available. Civic claims that Civic Wallet offers a safer way to store and transact with digital identity and currency. Civic… Read More

Roche Cyrulnik Freedman and Selendy & Gay File Multiple Class Actions Against Well Known Crypto Exchanges, Also Targets Manipulative Conduct at Bitmex

Two law firms, Roche Cyrulnik Freedman and Selendy & Gay, have jointly filed 11 class actions against well-known crypto exchanges. The lawsuits also include accusations of “manipulative conduct” by Bitmex. The allegations were filed in the Southern District of New York against four crypto exchanges… Read More

Blockchain-Powered Identity & Payment Solutions Provider Civic Beta Consumer Wallet Built on BitGo Multisig Technology

Civic Technologies, the premier blockchain-powered identity and payment solution provider, announced on Tuesday it has collaborated with BitGo to launch the Civic Wallet in beta, the first consumer digital wallet built on top of BitGo’s multisig technology, which will be released in the fourth quarter. According… Read More

Virtue Poker: Blockchain’s Peer-to-Peer Trust Functions Disrupting Fairness Issues in Gambling.

One of Ethereum’s cofounders, Joseph Lubin, is backing a new online poker platform built on Ethereum, a programmable cryptocurrency and cousin of Bitcoin. Virtue Poker promises to eliminate problems that may have informed a US-wide shut down of the online poker industry in 2011, a… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Paper Promoting the Benefits of Civic Crowdfunding

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the leading advocacy group in Europe for all things alternative finance, recently published a paper entitled, “The European Dimension of Civic Crowdfunding.” Specifically, the document discussed the potential for investment crowdfunding to boost economic effectiveness within the parameters of the… Read More

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is Inviting Communities Across the City to Crowdfund London

Londoners are being invited to pitch for cash to improve their local areas in an initiative sponsored by the city of London. Crowdfund London will allow select projects to be supported with up to £50,000 through crowdfunding model. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is inviting… Read More

A Voluntary Tax? Ontario Parliament Debates Bill to Crowdfund Public Projects

Finding and allocating money public projects including urban improvements is hard. Constituents never want to see their taxes increase and inevitably some people support certain projects. Others, not so much. Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac & Addington in Ontario, believes he has the solution. Hillier… Read More

Brief: Government of Gujarat Debuts India Civic Crowdfunding Platform “Fund for Unity”

Fund for Unity, a civic crowdfunding platform that facilitates public funding and participation in community development projects, has been launched by the government of Gujarat on October 31st as a step towards the envisaged icon based development of the Narmada district in Gujarat. The website was made available… Read More

In California, Everyone Should Drop A Brick in Their Toilet

  In probably one of the cleverest crowdfunding campaigns of all time,  a creative group of concerned Californian’s has launched a project on Indiegogo to save water by literally dropping a brick in your toilet. Yes this is full of toilet humor but this is… Read More

New Crowdfunder Campaign Set to Transform UK Voting Scene

Over a third of the UK didn’t vote in the last general election, for young people it was over a half. Worse still, almost two-thirds didn’t vote in the recent European elections.London-based online voting support service, Vote for Policies, is crowdfunding to change these stats. Vote… Read More

Crowdera and Umojawa Team Up For Civic Crowdfunding Platform

Crowdera and Umojawa have joined forces on a new crowdfunding platform for civic crowdfunding initiatives across the globe. This move merges the complementary strengths of both companies — Crowdera’s product development and technology expertise with umojawa’s proven success in funding projects and passion for community… Read More

Social Enterprise Projects on Crowdfunder Benefit from Match by Santander

Twelve South West England social enterprises are to benefit from £10,000 match funding from the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge, run in partnership with the UK’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder. The challenge was created to fund promising social enterprises from across the South West. Social… Read More

Firelily Launches Crowdfunding For Disaster Recovery

Firelily announced on Wednesday the launch of its new crowdfunding platform for individuals and communities impacted by disaster can access information on disaster recovery, connect with donors who want to aid in their recovery process, and tell their story. Co-founder of Firelily, Paul Lewis noted, “Every… Read More

Crowdtilt and Illuminate the Arts Launch a Civic Crowdfunding Initiative to Keep the San Francisco Bay Lights Shining

San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt and Illuminate the Arts, announced on Thursday they are launching a civic crowdfunding initiative as part of an effort to keep The Bay Lights by artist Leo Villareal shining until 2026. The campaign can be found at The Bay Lights website and aims… Read More

State College, PA Looks to Crowdfunding to Boost Community

The borough of State College, Pennsylvania has decided to test the crowdfunding waters to raise funds for civic projects.  Acknowledging that many communities across the nation (and around the globe for that matter) struggle with funding for projects and amenities desired by the community –… Read More

In Hawaii, Proposed Bill Would Establish First-Of-Its-Kind Civic Crowdfunding Program For School Repairs

A bill proposed in Hawaii’s House of Representatives aims to establish a pilot program for civic crowdfunding in the island state. HB 2631 was introduced on January 23rd of 2014 and its five sponsors include members from both sides of the aisle, continuing a trend… Read More

Watch: Rodrigo Davies On Why Citizens Back Civic Crowdfunding Projects

Rodrigo Davies writes regularly on the topic of civic crowdfunding at the MIT Center for Civic Media blog, and his most recent post raises an important and interesting question: is crowdfunding participatory citizenship or a sign of institutions in decline? He frames the question in… Read More

Citizenvestor Offers Phased & Matching Project Types

Citizinvestor, a crowdfunding platform for government projects in the United States crowdfunding project page, becoming the first platform to offer “Phased” and “Matching” project types to its unique customers. “Even though new crowdfunding platforms pop up every day, the classic crowdfunding project page has changed little,” said Tony DeSisto,… Read More

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