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Wall Street Journal Creates and Shuts Down Own Cryptocurrency Experiment

“I realized if you really want to understand this crypto craze, you kinda have to be a part of it.” And so begins the short documentary profiling Wall Street Journal cryptocurrency reporter Steve Russolillo’s effort to create, and then desert, a Wall Street Journal-branded cryptocurrency. “I’ve been… Read More

New York Accelerator StartUp Health Among First Accelerators to Launch Crowdfunding Syndicate on AngelList

StartUp Health, a New York-based technology accelerator, is now among the earliest accelerators to begin health-investing syndicates on AngelList, according to a recent story in Wall Street Journal’s blog, Venture Capital Dispatch. The accelerator also calls itself an “academy,” due to its multi-year involvement with digital-health startups. Companies… Read More

Brief: Sony Hits Crowdfunding Platform Makuake to Raise Funds For New Smart Lock

Seeking to bring a new type of lock to the market, electronic giant Sony has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Japan-based platform Makuake for the Qrio Smart Lock. According Gizmodo, the lock is described as the smallest of its kind and is considered a retofittable… Read More

CEO of MD Insider Shares Details About Crowdfunding Success

With his company continuing to enjoy the success of its recent crowdfunding campaign, CEO of MD Insider, David Norris, discussed his experience with the funding method with the Wall Street Journal this week. As previously reported, the data healthcare innovator, which significantly reduces healthcare costs for employers, announced… Read More

Investment Falls Off a Cliff

U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery. Half of the nation’s 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to a… Read More

SEC Forum Considers Obstacles To Small Business Capital Formation

The Securities and Exchange Commission is sending fresh signals that it intends to modify rules governing small private and public companies to give them greater access to capital, but the agency faces a wide range of views on how to balance this against its mandate to… Read More

On Crowdfunding and Other Threats

Attention, investors: Congress has a deal for you! Thanks to the JOBS Act of 2012, you soon will have new ways to drop your money into high-risk start-ups, private offerings, hedge funds and maybe even your neighborhood gelato shop. The changes are intended to help… Read More

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