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ICO’s Explained

“ICO”. “Blockchain”. “Digital wallet”. “Crypto”. “Bitcoin”. “Tokens”. “SAFT”. Wow, the acronyms are a bit overwhelming. Let’s simplify things… An “Initial Coin Offering” (ICO) is not a Bitcoin. It is a […]

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ICO’s & Bitcoin – a reality-check

At Prime Trust I receive ICO (“Initial Coin Offering”) inquiries almost daily, with people wanting us to act as escrow agent for the offerings. More on this in a moment. […]

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Arcimoto & NASDAQ – a new paradigm for Reg A

Today marks a watershed moment for the Reg A industry as Arcimoto, led by WR Hambrecht + Co, successfully closed their offering and begins trading on NASDAQ tomorrow. The problem: […]

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Real Estate Crowdfunding – when things go badly

I’ve been hearing some unsettling things in the real estate crowdfunding sector. One mid-tier platform (approx 100 deals done) is not letting investors log onto their accounts, is not answering […]

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Credit Cards & Crowdfunding – Some Considerations

The industry, at long last, has a credit card processor willing to service equity and debt crowdfunding. As portals, brokers and other people jump to do this, I want to […]

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Escrow Costs for Crowd-Direct Offerings Significantly Lowered by FundAmerica and Prime Trust

Traditional bank escrow agents cringe at this new era of “crowd-direct” offerings. Their business models, catering to offerings with perhaps just a handful of investors, never required them to develop […]

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Credit Cards & Securities Offerings

Can people use credit cards to invest in securities offerings? And if yes, how can issuers enable that? This has been a constant request…the thinking is that since Kickstarter allows […]

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Concurrent Title III & 506(c), Considerations

As expected, we are starting to see issuers who want to run a 506(c) Reg D offering concurrently with their Title III/4(a)(6) Reg CF crowdfunding offering. However, I didn’t expect […]

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Fixing ‘Test the Waters’

Reg A+ allows a company to reach out to its friends and family, its employees, its customers and vendors, its Facebook friends, and even the general public to ask “if […]

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SEC Metrics on Reg A+

On 12/31 the SEC published a report on Reg A activity as of Q3 that has some eye-opening bullets. Here are a few of the key metrics, along with my […]

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