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European Parliament Adopts First Reading Position on Proposed Regulation and Directive on European Crowdfunding Service Providers

  On the March 27, the European Parliament issued a press release announcing that it has adopted its position at first reading on the proposed Regulation on European crowdfunding service providers (2018/0048 (COD)). The Parliament’s first reading position sets out … Continue reading

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Erin McGuire: Can Equity Crowdfunding Close the Gender Gap in Startup Finance?

As I have previously explained, there is growing interest in gender and racial gaps in patenting from both scholars and Congress—which charged the USPTO with studying these gaps. But I don't think it makes sense to study these inequalities in … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of ICO Crowdfunding

Shaanan Cohney, David Hoffman, Jeremy Sklaroff, & David Wishnick, Coin-Operated Capitalism, __ Columbia L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN. James Grimmelmann Oldthinkers unbellyfeel blockchain. We are told that blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts are about to revolutionize everything. They … Continue reading

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California Charities and Crowdfunding Bill – AB 2556

California is considering passage of a crowdfunding bill sponsored by Pay Pal Giving Fund and applicable to charitable organizations and crowdfunding solicitors. The bill, AB 2556, was introduced by Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin on February 15, 2018 and later amended … Continue reading

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Commission proposal for a Regulation on European crowdfunding services providers

The European Commission has published a proposal for a Regulation on European crowdfunding services providers. The legislative proposal for a European crowdfunding regime is not intended to interfere with national bespoke regimes or existing licences, including those under MiFID II, … Continue reading

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