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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hatched from the New Deal’s heady days.  Many thought unfettered capitalism was done, disinterested technocrats could smooth free-market excesses and regulate economic affairs more fairly and efficiently. FDR and many others—wrongly as it turned out—blamed the 1929 market crash on insufficient government oversight. Hester Peirce, CryptoMom The SEC now...
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Will blockchain kill Big Data? Will upstart companies untangle the internet from our Silicon Valley overlords? Will the future web center on security and privacy or free and surveilled? Will Google soon stop “assisting” us? Author George Gilder tackles these questions in Life After Google. He believes a new cyber world is almost upon us....
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In 2017, Canadian-based social-media company Kik sold Kin, a token usable within and outside its native ecosystem. Late last year the SEC kiboshed the kibitzing and now the lawyers have drawn their swords. A Kik or a knife? This case could be fervently important to the unsettled token regulatory environment. The SEC has been flummoxed...
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Venture capital. It sounds so cool right? The phrase invokes images of Silicon Valley sharks and hotshot Stanford drop outs dueling over the soon-arriving billions from the next Apple or Google. The reality is different. First, venture capitalists are wrong most of the time. Only around 15% of venture-backed firms become superstars. That doesn’t mean...
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Trustwire Corporation is a Maryland company specializing in cybersecurity and encryption. Since launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on the WeFunder portal in December, Trustwire has garnered 112 investors and topped $100k in investments. You can find out more about Trustwire and their crowdfunding campaign at the link below. https://wefunder.com/trustwire
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One place where Washington politicians have worked together is small business capitalization and the nascent token economy. The regulatory space around digital tokens is befuddling. The Token Taxonomy Act (Act) (H.R. 7356) introduced by Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Darren Soto (D-FL)tries to sort the muddled mess. The Act amends the Securities Act of 1933...
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Who says the best time to start an equity crowdfunding raise isn’t the weekend before Christmas? They never heard of Trustwire, an encryption-based file sharing company poised to compete with Google Drive and Dropbox. Learn more about our investment opportunity here! https://wefunder.com/trustwire
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Elliot Begoun, principal of The Intertwine Group, focuses on branding strategies for food and beverage companies.  He recently wrote a post titled ‘5 ways a crowdfunding campaign can help your startup.’ You can read it here. As a lawyer focusing on equity crowdfunding and Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF), much of what...
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Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012, commonly known as Reg CF, turns two today. The law got a Rose Garden ceremony and “game changer” status from then President Obama. Six years hence, however, that lofty forecast has crashed. The game is changing for small businesses trying to capitalize through equity crowdfunding but our...
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