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JOBS Act 4.0: Improving the Regulatory Environment for Entrepreneurial Capital Formation

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Passed with large bipartisan majorities and signed into law by President Obama, the 2012 JOBS Act was a bipartisan achievement of consequence. The JOBS Act substantially improved the laws governing entrepreneurial capital formation and has had a measurable positive impact on entrepreneurial capital formation. But… Read More

Terra Stops/Starts Validators Again, LUNA Goes to Zero with TerraUSD Chasing it

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The collapse of TerraUSD (UST), an attempt to create an algorithmic stablecoin, and the demise of LUNA has captured the attention of the entire crypto-sphere. Going from billions to almost nothing is a spectacular event. Inevitably there is a pile on of “I told you… Read More

Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital, Comments on Collapsing Crypto & Stock Markets. When Will the Pain End?

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The past few weeks have been tough for investors. Both traditional markets and crypto markets have been battered. Expectations for much higher interest rates, aiming to mitigate crushing inflation, means the pain is here to stay – at least for a while. Regarding stock markets,… Read More

Commissioner Hester Peirce Questions Why SEC is Leading with Crypto Enforcement

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Last week it was reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was doubling the size of its crypto enforcement team. The SEC also revealed that it had rebranded its Cyber Unit to the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit to reflect its additional focus on… Read More

OurCrowd Sees Silver Lining During Challenging Market in the World of Global VC Investments

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COVID, war, inflation, rising interest rates … the global economy is being hammered from multiple directions right now. After years of calm sailing, a global pandemic marked a dramatic change in markets that have endured a growing list of geopolitical and economic challenges. Like all… Read More

SEC Climate Risk Disclosure: What are People Saying About Proposed Rules?

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This past March, Chairman Gary Gensler announced the Securities and Exchange Commission was aiming to require disclosure on climate impact for registered firms. The Fact Sheet may be viewed here. Climate-related information would be required in firms’ registration statements and annual reports, including information about… Read More

SPAC Market Cools in 2022, Meanwhile the SEC Has Proposed New Rules that May Undermine SPACs Further

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Last year was a big one for the SPAC [special purpose acquisition company] market. Reportedly, 613 SPAC offerings were floated on an exchange easily topping 420 traditional initial public offerings. Since the beginning of 2022, SPAC offerings have slowed to around 62 so far. SPACs… Read More

UK’s Blend Network CEO Yann Murciano Shares Insights on Streamlining Business Processes

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Blend Network CEO Yann Murciano has discussed the challenges of building a property “power team.” Yann recently focused on the “all-important” challenge of simplifying and streamlining “overly time-consuming processes and operations.” When speaking with property developers, one of the “most common” complaints that Blend Network… Read More

“Hatchet Job” : Times Article Rips Future Fund COVID Support Scheme for Startups

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This week the Times published an article on the Future Fund and its performance, slamming it for “over 30 failures.” Managed by the British Business Bank, the Future Fund was one of several COVID support programs designed to backstop firms impacted by the pandemic. The… Read More

Deal Quality: Investing in Crowdfunded Securities – What You Need to Know

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    A couple of weeks back, CI held a webinar with two investment platforms, Rialto Markets and Republic,  which both sell securities online. The topic of discussion was deal quality and the different types of securities issuers pitch when pursuing an investment crowdfunding offering…. Read More

The Definition of “Exchange” and Regulation ATS: Comments on the Proposed Rule Change by SEC and the Impact to Digital Asset Markets

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As was noted last week, this past January the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to the Exchange Act and the definition of an Exchange as well as Regulation ATS (Alternative Trading System). While described in relatively benign terms, the language of the proposed… Read More

High Powered Digital Asset, Blockchain Leaders Comment on SEC’s Proposed Rule Changes Impacting ATSs, Definition of Exchanges

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In late January, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to the Exchange Act and the definition of an Exchange as well as Regulation ATS (Alternative Trading System). The proposal was opened to comments with a deadline of this week (April 18). The SEC… Read More

Congressman Emmer: The Accredited Investor Definition is “Absurd”

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Congressman Tom Emmer, a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, has distributed a tweet calling the definition of an Accredited Investor “absurd.” The SEC’s accredited investor regulations are absurd. Gatekeeping wealth creation is un-American. Americans are smart enough to make their own financial… Read More

How to Implement Artificial Intelligence in Your Business So That Your AI Investment Pays off

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AI solutions development In the 21st century, artificial intelligence for business is like the invention of electricity over a century ago. Nowadays, AI technologies are also revolutionizing the work of all sectors of the economy. The main thing is to properly implement AI in your… Read More

Republican Staff Report Reviews Past Decade of JOBS Act Benefits: More Work Must Be Done

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The Republican Staff of the House Financial Services Committee has produced a report revisiting the JOBS Act of 2012 and the decade since the legislation became law.  Perhaps the best-known outcome of the legislation was to legalize online capital formation – or crowdfunding – but… Read More

LendInvest Founder Christian Faes Discusses Challenges to UK Fintech: “I’m still excited for UK Fintech”

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Christian Faes is one of the leading voices in the UK advocating on behalf of the Fintech ecosystem. He is a founder and Executive Chairman of LendInvest – a successful property financing platform that is now traded on the LSE, and the Chairman of Fintech… Read More

Apple Predicted to Move Deeper into Fintech

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A report from earlier today should come as no surprise as it is being predicted that Apple (NASDAQ:APPL) will move deeper into digital financial services or Fintech. According to Bloomberg, a person with knowledge of the matter said that Apple is building its own payments… Read More

Paradigm Drift: Pricing Legendary Series A Terms Against Today’s Market

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The blistering pace of venture capital deployment has emerged as one of the more salient investment themes from the pandemic. As Fred Wilson, partner at Union Square Ventures, observes, “It is tempting to mourn the loss of careful and considered investing but from where I… Read More

An SEC Committee Wants to Make it Easier to Qualify as an Accredited Investor, Will the Commission Listen?

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Last month, the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee held a virtual meeting to discuss the definition of an Accredited Investor. For anyone viewing the meeting, it was clear that Committee members would like to make it easier for individuals to qualify as Accredited,… Read More

Crowdfunding is Now a Serious Way for Privately Held Businesses to Raise Serious Capital

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One of the biggest challenges founders and CEOs of startups face is funding: courting angels and VCs, pitch decks, travel, and meetings, getting ghosted, negotiating and swallowing unreasonable terms, eroding control–all at the expense of actually running and growing the business. When you hear the… Read More

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