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First Sustainable Crowdfunding Platform Launches in Ecuador · Global Voices

First Sustainable Crowdfunding Platform Launches in Ecuador · Global Voices | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The United Nations Development Program has launched the Small Grants Program, the first crowdsourcing platform in Ecuador.

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Why a New SEC Ruling Could Be ‘Revolutionary’ for Bitcoin Crowdfunding | The Bitcoin News - Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Why a New SEC Ruling Could Be ‘Revolutionary’ for Bitcoin Crowdfunding | The Bitcoin News - Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jared Marx is an attorney at Washington, DC law firm Harris, Wiltshire Grannis. He advises companies about bitcoin-related regulatory law and represents companies and individuals in civil and criminal proceedings.
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is crowdfunding charity? | common-knowledge.eu

Crowdfunding is -according to Wikipedia- “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, today often performed via internet-mediated registries, but the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods”. Both Crowdfunding and Peer to Peer (P2P) funding (though they differentiate in some ways), come under the generic term “alternative finance”, which describes finance that comes from sources alternative to the traditional places (banks and venture capital trusts, for example).

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Crowdfunding campaign about wireless mesh networks in Greece

Crowdfunding campaign about wireless mesh networks in Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On October 16th 2015, the Personal Cinema group, in cooperation with Sarantaporo.gr Non Profit Organization, launched a crowdfunding campaign at goteo.org crowdfunding platform to gather resources for the production of a documentary titled «Building Communities of Commons in Greece - A documentary about mesh and community networks in Sarantaporo area in Greece»


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New Platform to Unify the Student-Led Zero Waste Movement

New Platform to Unify the Student-Led Zero Waste Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hitting zero waste on a college campus is a big undertaking, but one organization wants to make it easier. The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), based at the University of New Hampshire, was created to “help build student-led, self-sustaining waste-reduction programs at universities nationwide.” They’re now crowdfunding a platform to make sharing zero waste resources easier.
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Announcing major new crowd-funding effort to help pay for Chelsea Manning’s legal appeal

Announcing major new crowd-funding effort to help pay for Chelsea Manning’s legal appeal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today we’re proud to announce a major new crowd-funding campaign in support of whistleblower Chelsea Manning to help pay for her important legal appeal. Chelsea is currently in the process challenging of her unjust Espionage Act conviction and draconian 35-year jail sentence at the Army Court of Appeals.
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Not Disrupting, Building - Crowdfunding and P2P Lending Will be an Integral Part of new Financial Systems in Developing Economies | Nesta

This blog explores how Crowdfunding and P2P lending could become an integral part of new financial systems in developing economies
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UK shoeseller launches Greece crowdfunding push

UK shoeseller launches Greece crowdfunding push | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Online crowdfunding drive to bail out Greece has raised more than 500,000 euros in two days.
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Coase's Blockchain: can equity crowdfunding accelerate past Venture Capital? | P2P Foundation

Coase's Blockchain: can equity crowdfunding accelerate past Venture Capital? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Free The Sun - Crowdfunding Campaign | P2P Foundation

Free The Sun - Crowdfunding Campaign | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This looks like a project well worth supporting: We are crowdfunding to connect communities, entrepreneurs & makers with the world’s most powerful energy source, by releasing free construction methods and guides. Free the Sun! The energy from the sun is free, with free construction guides to build high-powered solar concentrators, anyone, anywhere could tap into …
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OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword | P2P Foundation

OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Being lost does not mean that we should give up our hope for a happy ending, but that the happy ending depends on us”
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Goteathon. Open Crowdfunding Data and Visualizations - Medialab-Prado Madrid

As part of the event OJO al DATA. Data Culture, Economy and PoliticsFundación Goteo has put together a couple of days of hands-on sessions to share our work with people interested in data, API and visualizations, specifically data on crowdfunding and our Goteo.org community. The ultimate aim is to build new standards in the world of collective finance and collaborative economy, while also contributing to the open data commons. 

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Fundraiser: Is Facebook taking on Kickstarter?

Fundraiser: Is Facebook taking on Kickstarter? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is Facebook planning to give crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter a run for their money?

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Phishing For Phools: Crowdfunding Or Crowdphishing?

Phishing For Phools: Crowdfunding Or Crowdphishing? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If one were seeking a perfect example of why it’s so hard to make financial markets work well, one would not have to look further than the difficulties and controversies surrounding crowdfunding in the United States. After deliberating for more than three years, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last month issued a final rule that …
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Local Food Takeaway Project

Local Food Takeaway Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A community-run project putting local food on the takeaway menu and providing space for educational workshops and pop-up restaurants.
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Video of the Day: Tom Dawkins of Start Some Good on Peerfunding | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: Tom Dawkins of Start Some Good on Peerfunding | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tom Dawkins thinks crowdfunding needs a new name. In this talk, he gives a thorough overview on http://wwwStartsomegood.com‘s perspective on peerfunding.\ Watch the video here at:
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New York Coop Creates Permanently Affordable, Commercial Real Estate

New York Coop Creates Permanently Affordable, Commercial Real Estate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Faced with the rising rents of commercial properties in cities, one New York organization is modeling a way for people to invest in permanently affordable, commercial real estate. The New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) leverages patient crowdfunding—small investments by a large number of people over time—to turn vacant municipal properties into sustainable community resources.
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Multitude Project: Crowdfunding capacity for peer production

Crowdfunding capacity for peer production - from #sensorica 's experience http://t.co/OIeBhbnu87 @SENSORICA_OVN
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Crowdfunding: By the people, for the people - The Economic Times - Economic Times

Crowdfunding: By the people, for the people - The Economic Times - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy will be new branch of finance that will be truly democratic. As the crowdfund campaign for Greece says, it will be by the people and for people.
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CrowdFunding will replace traditional project financing! 

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The Evergreen Direct Investment and other alternative investment efforts | P2P Foundation

The Evergreen Direct Investment and other alternative investment efforts | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Without conscious awareness, we have confused speculation for investment. From an overview by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns: “Many small and medium-sized businesses have a difcult time raising money, as they are too small to attract large investors, yet also too big for other sources such as family and friends. The Small Business Administration …
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Meet the World's First $9 Open Source Computer

Meet the World's First $9 Open Source Computer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If anyone was wondering whether the world is ready for a $9, open source computer that you can hold in the palm of your hand, the answer is a resounding yes.
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FairCoop, Swarm, and "Cryptoequity" Funding | P2P Foundation

FairCoop, Swarm, and "Cryptoequity" Funding | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This blog has been following the adventures of the FairCoop project since it began and we are now seeing another development. Coopshares is an emerging example of a ‘cryptoequity’ platform, launching during the Ouishare Fest (where FairCoop was nominated for the Collaborative Finance award). I have been in touch with Enric Duran, the founder of …
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OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword

OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Wednesday May 20th was the opening of OuiShare Fest 2015, held again in Paris under this year’s theme “Lost in Transition”. Casual conversation about this theme was a good icebreaker; most people I spoke with felt that the theme had a rather dark tone, although a few felt it was nothing more than a provocative choice of words. “Being lost does not mean that we should give up our hope for a happy ending, but that the happy ending depends on us”, noted Francesca Pick, OuiShare Fest Co-Chair and International Community Connector in her article about the debate that surrounded the name-choosing process.

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SENSORICA: Crowdfunding capacity for peer production

SENSORICA: Crowdfunding capacity for peer production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding capacity for peer production http://t.co/B4wERWEu3I
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