Puerto Rico: Where Bitcoin is a Force for Good

  Bitgive is a long-running Bitcoin-based charity since 2013. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO (link down the right side if you want to use CB to buy or sell crypto) just announced his crypto-based charity fund GiveCrypto. The Pineapple Fund distributed millions in crypto to various charities. What does this have to do with a map of Puerto Rico? … Read morePuerto Rico: Where Bitcoin is a Force for Good

The Challenges of Small Business Marketplace Lending part 1

Marketplace lenders are having a tough time getting a combination of consistent volume and good loan portfolio performance from business lending. Why is small business lending so difficult to master? Is it tougher to understand than consumer lending? Most people say yes. When I was at Lend360 in Dallas last fall, I heard a presentation from … Read moreThe Challenges of Small Business Marketplace Lending part 1

Lending Club Settles Class Action Lawsuit

Federal judges in California approved of Lending Club’s settlement of its 2-year running class action lawsuit with some shareholders. The essence of the suit described well by our friends at Crowdfund Insider, covers a period from 2014 through May 2016. Those of you who were investing in p2p lending at that time, like many of you … Read moreLending Club Settles Class Action Lawsuit

New Retail P2P Investment: The Worthy Bond

  When I wrote my book on P2P Lending for the retail investor, P2P Investing 101 (the paperback version here), that came out in November, there were only 7 options for retail investors.  Those options were Lending Club and Prosper, as well as 5 options that take advantage of the adjustment to SEC Regulation A known … Read moreNew Retail P2P Investment: The Worthy Bond