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Republic’s GC Comments on SEC Enforcement Action Against Two ICOs: “Industry Participants Should Study this Settlement Closely”

Earlier today, CI reported on the first enforcement actions taken by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pertaining to post-DAO initial coin offerings (ICOs). The case is precedent setting and sets a clear path for enforcement officials to proceed with other ICO issuers who raised… Read More

Reg CF Crowdfunding Activity Jumps in September

StartEngine has published their tally of Reg CF crowdfunding campaigns for the month of September. According to their numbers published on their StartEngine Index, September showed a solid increase in total raised on active CF funding portals. StartEngine reports that $8.7 million was raised under… Read More

Republic Lists Two Crypto Startups: Nori and Quarters

Quarters on Republic

SEC regulated crowdfunding platform Republic, has listed two “high promise” cryptocurrency startups to its investment offerings. Nori and Quarters are raising capital on Republic Crypto – a token pre-sale platform for everyone to participate in “Legal Token Distributions” aimed to democratize blockchain investing. Quarters is a… Read More

AOIP: New Association Launched to Help Guide Investment Crowdfunding Industry

Youngro Lee of NextSeed 3

Association of Online Investment Platforms Seeks to Boost Trust, Educate Investors & Help Businesses in Need of Funding The investment crowdfunding industry in the United States was launched following the signing of the JOBS Act of 2012. This bi-partisan legislation enabled online platforms to promote… Read More

Republic is Going to Tokenize Itself & Sell the Security on its Platform

Republic, a Reg CF crowdfunding platform that is an offshoot of AngelList, recently visited with Fortune to talk about its services and expectations for the near future. During the discussion with Republic CEO and co-founder Kendrick Nguyen, he indicated that Republic will be issuing its… Read More

US District Court Rules RECoin ICO May be Considered a Security, Crypto Industry Responds [u]

This past February, RECoin initial coin offering (ICO) Creator Maksim Zaslavskiy filed a motion to dismiss pertaining to a lawsuit brought against him by the federal government and his allegedly fraudulent offering. Zaslavskiy, via his attorney, argued in US District Court that tokens are not securities and… Read More

Seedrs Teams with Republic in Significant Cross Atlantic Crowdfunding Partnership

Seedrs, a leading European investment crowdfunding platform, has formed a partnership with US based investment platform Republic. The details of the arrangement have just been revealed but rumors of a pending arrangement have percolated for months. This is not the first UK / US pan-Atlantic… Read More

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

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