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In June, the head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, William Hinman, opined that Bitcoin was not a security, “but that many, but not all, ICOs are securities and will come under the regulatory control of the SEC and relevant securities laws.” He went on to say that the […]

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The technology underlying bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies—the blockchain—can be useful for any activity needing transaction verification or a trusted repository of information. Blockchain technology is particularly advantageous as it allows unfamiliar parties to interact with each other quickly and securely without high legal and transactional costs or the need to trust a central […]

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The Rise of Real Estate Crowdinvesting

On October 9, 2014 By

The use of crowdfunding has provided a welcome boost to the sluggish economy of recent years. Crowdfunding, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people[,] especially from the online community.”  Crowdfunding campaigns, thus, do not focus on soliciting one or two major […]

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It’s very common, at one time or another, for the average sports fan to feel like he can run his favorite team better than the club’s owner or manager. What happens though when many such fans, who spend […]

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Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging service, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, opting to go public in the U.S. rather than Hong Kong.  As the largest asset of Chinese Web-giant Sina, Weibo has grown impressively since its creation in 2009, boasting […]

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No One Likes Kristen: What Should Kristen Saban Do?

On July 19, 2012 By

University of Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban, who has been hailed as one of college football’s great coaches, is in the news again.  And no, not over allegations of oversigning, oversigning again, using medical scholarships, or just generally being reviled by LSU fans […]

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Baylor to Texas A&M: “You can’t do this to us!”

On September 15, 2011 By

The saga of shifting NCAA conferences has written a new chapter.  Last Tuesday, Sept. 6th, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) voted to accept Texas A&M as their 13th member, provided that the members of A&M’s old conference, the Big 12, waive their right to sue. The Big 12 commissioner sent a letter on […]

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2010-2011 Bowl Season: Conference Rankings by Dollar

On January 13, 2011 By

It’s that time of year again, when Southern pride swells after the SEC claims another BCS National Championship, this time as a result of Auburn’s 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks on Monday night. Fans of other conferences can look forward to another year of the grating sounds of those incessant “SEC! SEC! […]

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Mark Cuban Mocks SEC

On October 27, 2010 By

Money is not really an issue for Mark Cuban. As the outspoken, self-made billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban has been fined a staggering $2 million by NBA Commissioner David Stern over the years.  Whether he is fined for criticizing NBA refs via his Twitter-feed, criticizing NBA refs during a post-game […]

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