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What is Equity Crowdfunding, and How Does It Work?

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According to this source, equity crowdfunding is when investors who fund a company that is not traded on the stock market receive shares of stock in exchange for their contribution. If the company does well then those who crowdfunded it will receive benefits because they backed the business.

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Title II, Titan of JOBS Act

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The Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) was signed into law by then President Barack Obama in the spring of 2012. The JOBS Act, in practice, is the twenty-first century response to the Securities Act of 1933, passed shortly after the Great Depression. The Securities Act banned the ability for companies to generally solicit the public for investment capital unless the securities were registered.  With the advent of the information age, the internet boom, and the digital era, it became clear how antiquated the Securities Act laws had become.

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SEC Issues Tax Reform Guidance

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On December 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance on the accounting ramifications of the recent tax reform legislation signed into law before Christmas and known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, ("the Act").  Among other things, the Act affects re-measuring and re-assessing how taxpayers realize tax-deferred taxes and how a company recognizes taxes on mandatory deemed repatriation/other foreign income. 

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Ferreting out Fraud in Crowdfunding

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Reuters noted all the way back in 2012 that crowdfunding was heading the risky list for investors. They also noted that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act would make crowdfunding more attractive to the scam artist crowd that always follows the easy money.

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ICOs and the Future of Crowdfunding

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) represent the latest innovation in online investment in companies. By offering company-backed cryptocurrencies or sales of tokens created by the company, businesses give investors an ownership interest in their business without needing to sell equity or incur debt as traditionally done.

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[Event] 2017 SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

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VerifyInvestor.com will be participating at the Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation this year on November 30th, 2017 at the University of Texas at Austin.

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[Event] WORLD FUNDING SUMMIT 2017

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The World Funding Summit has been consistently recognized for it’s amazing content and thought leadership.  This year’s funding summit addresses international funding trends and alternative finance mechanisms such as EB-5 finance, crowdfunding, royalty finance, and initial coin offerings of cryptocurrencies.

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Crowdfunding with Influencers? How do new FTC Rules Affect You?

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Whether you are conducting a crowdfunding to investors under Reg CF, generally soliciting accredited investors for an initial coin offering (ICO) or other capital raise using Rule 506(c), or targeting the general public with a Reg A+ offering, endorsements can be extremely valuable tools if you are trying to crowdfund a new product or a capital raise. Getting them can be a challenge - and a tempting option is to pay an endorser some kind of compensation, or offer a donation to their favorite charity.

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[Event] 6TH ANNUAL GLOBAL CROWDFUNDING CONVENTION

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We are a sponsor for this year's 6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention in Las Vegas. Come join the world’s largest gathering of crowdfunding industry experts network with entrepreneurs, and investors from across the globe.

We encourage you to join us at the GCC annual crowdfunding event and the other sponsors that will commit over time.  Not only will this convention enlighten you on how to create a successful, solution-oriented campaign, it will also put you in a place where investment opportunities await you!

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[Event] Alternative Asset Summit FinTech Shark Tank

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Intentionally designed to limit attendees to a smaller and selective attendance comprised largely of friends and friends of friends, the Alternative Asset Summit generates 3 days of hyper-networking and concentrated open and insightful discussions.  This is a conference for investors and companies, and only a few, carefully-selected service providers.  It touches all the hottest topics in alternative assets, including initial coin offerings (ICOs)crowdfunding, and more.

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