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In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?
Finance

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
Catherine Clifford
BitInstant CEO Arrested for Alleged Ties to Silk Road
Finance

BitInstant CEO Arrested for Alleged Ties to Silk Road

BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem and underground Bitcoin exchanger Robert M. Faiella have been charged with using bitcoins to buy and sell illegal drugs to Silk Road users.
Cadie Thompson
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.
Finance

Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.
Kendall Almerico
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999
Technology

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
Ray Hennessey
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)
Finance

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
Catherine Clifford
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process
Technology

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
Laura Entis
Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees
Finance

Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

The National Retail Federation appeals $5.7 billion Visa, MasterCard settlement that was approved in December.
Catherine Clifford
Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World
Finance

Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

Manufacturer Lamassu has sold 120 of its Bitcoin ATMs in its first four months, becoming a major player in a brand-new competitive space.
Brian Patrick Eha
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014
Finance

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
Gene Marks
Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed
Finance

Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed

A Bitcoin that was shown during a segment on Bloomberg TV was immediately stolen by an observant Reddit user, providing the host and his audience with a valuable lesson about security and digital currency.
Sam Ro
Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits
Finance

Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

China is cracking down on Bitcoin, and that means the price bubble is finally bursting.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Finance

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A look at the ups, downs, and tough truths about the future of Bitcoin and digital currency.
Matthew Toren
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing
Finance

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
Ray Hennessey
Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom to Tip and How Much
Finance

Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom to Tip and How Much

Confused about how much to tip your mailman, dog walker or babysitter? Here's a good starting point.
Jacqueline Whitmore