The Decentralization of Finance: New Role For Gatekeepers

The Decentralization of Finance: New Role For Gatekeepers

In a networked world where people can freely talk and transact with one another, it’s inevitable that people will also freely fund one another. From our point of view at Indiegogo, it’s just a matter of time until finance will become fully decentralized, just like communication has become through tools like Twitter and commerce has through portals like Ebay.     continue...

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Canadian securities regulators eye rules on crowdfunding

Canadian securities regulators eye rules on crowdfunding

Canada’s provincial securities regulators are looking to extend their jurisdiction to cover crowdfunding, the grass-roots form of fundraising being pursued by a growing number of start-ups and small ventures. The move is part of a broader plan to revise rules around who is qualified to invest in a publicly-traded company without first seeing a prospectus. Prospectus documents are designed to disclose the risks of buying into a company and...

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Asia Weekly: Crowdfunding: How it works

Asia Weekly: Crowdfunding: How it works

Platforms help creators raise funds while giving small investors a wide range of opportunities Crowdfunding uses the power of large groups to generate capital for specific projects. The range of projects is limited only to the imagination of those who create them and the policies of the platforms that facilitate them. Although still in its infancy, crowdfunding makes it possible for people with ideas to reach out to the world and attract...

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SEC Urged to Scale Back 'Crowdfunding' Rules

SEC Urged to Scale Back 'Crowdfunding' Rules

Firms Warn Current Restrictions Will Serve as a Deterrent to Smaller Companies Washington – Startups and entrepreneurs are criticising proposed “crowdfunding” rules designed to ease their ability to reach large numbers of investors online, warning the current restrictions will deter smaller companies from using the financing technique. Continue...

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Young Cadbury launches new property 'crowdfunding' site

Young Cadbury launches new property 'crowdfunding' site

The Cadburys are back in business – with not a chocolate in sight – after a new generation of the famous Birmingham family started a property crowdfunding firm. James Cadbury, the great, great grandson of George Cadbury, is following in his family footsteps by co-launching Property Moose, an online firm which allows people to invest their money in property. The 28-year-old accepted he is unlikely to change the lives of thousands like his...

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