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Crowdfunding Platform Republic is Now Two Years Old

Last week, Republic – a Reg CF crowdfunding platform founded by AngelList veterans – announced that it was celebrating its second birthday. How time flies. Republic announced its intent to enter crowdfunding sector as a FINRA regulated funding portal back in 2016 – the same… Read More

Prominent Group of Fintech Leaders Send Letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton Demanding an Increase in Regulation Crowdfunding to $20 Million

In a letter forwarded to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, a group of Fintech leaders demanded the Commission to increase Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) from the current $1.07 million max amount to $20 million – a substantial increase to current rules. The… Read More

aelf Names Republic as First Official Funding Partner of Expert Innovation Alliance

Multi-chain blockchain network aelf announced on Wednesday it named crowdfunding platform Republic as its first official funding partner of its Innovation Alliance, which is described as a coalition of industry “superpowers” working to accelerate mass blockchain adoption through open-source, community-driven practices. According to aelf, Republic will… Read More

In June, Businesses Raised Over $6.5 Million via Reg CF

Reg CF is the smallest segment of the crowdfunding industry but it is also the securities exemption that was designed to cater to the smallest of businesses. Signed into law in 2012, Reg CF became actionable in May of 2016 and since that time has… Read More

OpenFinance Network Targets $7.7 Trillion Market with Blockchain based Security Token Platform

  OpenFinance Network is scheduled to officially launch tomorrow (June 28th, 2018). The platform is geared to operate as a security token trading platform working in concert with brokerages, custodians, transfer agents, and more. The site claims it will enable investors to buy, sell, manage,… Read More

What’s in a SAFE? New Site Open Sourced by Republic Helps Investors Figure it Out

SAFEs or Simple Agreements for Future Equity are popular investment options for early stage startups that are not quite ready to peg a value on the company.  They are also commonly used on investment crowdfunding platforms. SAFEs typically represent an opportunity to purchase stock at… Read More

Diversity Report: Crowdfunding Platform Republic Says “Good Ideas Are Universal. Opportunity Isn’t”

Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform that is mission driven, has published a new Diversity Report that recognizes the fact that “good ideas are universal – opportunity isn’t.” In the US, securities laws have been skewed to favor the wealthy (think of the current punitive definition… Read More

Republic: Coinvest Offering Hits Investment Limit Almost Immediately, Partners with OpenFinance Network to Trade Securities

Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform that also participates in initial coin offerings (ICOs), had a couple interesting news items this week. First of all, its Coinvest offer sold out almost immediately – before Republic could even shoot an email out to its wider audience.. Coinvest… Read More

OpenFinance Network Inks New Partnerships, Now has 130+ Security Tokens in Pipeline Representing $6 Billion in Value

OpenFinance Network (OFN), a trading exchange for tokenized securities, has announced new partnerships with a list of prominent platforms. According to OFN, this most recent group of collaboration adds a listing pipeline of more than 130 different security tokens with a current market cap of over… Read More

Republic Updates on Reg CF Progress, Partners with Jason Calacanis on Launch Festival in Sydney, Australia

Republic, a mission driven investment crowdfunding platform that enables companies to raise money by selling securities including initial coin offerings, has provided an update on their progress. Shared on the 2 year anniversary of when Reg CF became actionable, Republic shares the following stats: To… Read More

Telegram Founder Pavel Durov is Latest Target of Twitter Spoofing Crypto Scam

This crypto spoofing scam has become almost predictable as it happens all of the time. Crooks attempting to steal cryptocurrency will try and spoof Twitter accounts to make it look like a trusted, known individual or business is giving away ETH or BTC only to… Read More

Meet the Drapers Gets Picked Up by Sony Pictures Networks for Season Two

Season two of Meet the Drapers has received a nice boost as Sony Pictures Networks has picked up season two of the venture capital meets investment crowdfunding series. The series will be carried in over 150 countries with the news. The Drapers, Bill, Tim and Jesse,… Read More

Most US Crowdfunding Platforms will Become Broker Dealers and Some May Become ATSs

Any US based cryptocurrency exchange is going to be compelled to become an Alternative Trading System (ATS), a regulated trading platform but not a full blown exchange. They have to do it or else. The Securities and Exchange Commission has been increasing the volume of… Read More

Republic Reports Record Week. Second Crypto Offer Hits Max Funding in Days

Republic, a US based crowdfunding platform that utilizes the Reg CF exemption, says it had a gang-buster week – one of their biggest ever. Activity was driven in part due to their second crypto offer – Witnet. that easily hit the max amount allowable. Witnet… 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

First Republic ICO Sees Strong Demand as Platform Introduces New Securities Structure “Token DPA”

Republic, a Reg CF crowdfunding platform, listed its first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) this past week. Republic Crypto offered the security in conjunction with CoinList that is hosting the offer for accredited investors under Reg D (506c). Both CoinList and Republic are the creation of… Read More

Not Everyone Is Doing It: Kickstarter Is A 100% Firm No For ICOs

Following Indiegogo’s announcement that it, along with partner Microventures, listed their first ICO coming for a “Fan-Controlled Football League” (FCFL), that global crowdfunding platform’s competitor Kickstarter has officially announced it will not be doing any ICOs. As previously reported, the rapid rise of tokenized securities… Read More

Props Token Sale Now Open on CoinList, Republic Investors See ICO Sell Out Immediately

Props, a decentralized video network operated by YouNow, Inc., has opened its public token sale on CoinList. The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) expects the offer to close on December 22nd making it the third ICO to fund on the AngelList founded platform. YouNow’s community that is… Read More

CoinList + Republic Crypto : PROPS ICO Accepting Registrations

PROPS initial coin offering  (ICO) is now accepting registrations on CoinList for accredited investors that are interested in participating in the token sale. The CoinList sale begins on December 11th. Simultaneously, a separate pre-sale of Props tokens will begin on “Republic Crypto” on December 11th… Read More

CoinList – Republic Partner on Initial Coin Offering Enabling both Accredited and Non Accredited Investors to Participate in PROPS Token Crowdsale

  First Ever Side-by-Side Reg D – Reg CF Initial Coin Offering Takes Place YouNow, a global video platform featuring mobile live streaming, has announced an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on CoinList using Reg D (506c).  The offering for PROPS tokens will also be  listed… Read More