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5 Countries to Start a Business In

While it makes sense for most people to set up a business in their home territories, some savvy (or adventurous) teams have opted to take their operations overseas. Relative political and societal stability, low tax rates, relaxed regulations: these are just a few reasons why people flock to various countries to set up their business. […]

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HZ Capital's News Digest: April #1

Legislation Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Include Cryptocurrencies in Criminal Laws The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill that would include cryptocurrencies in sections of the Michigan Penal Code. These include laws for money laundering, embezzlement, credit card fraud and illegal financial gains. This bill was said to be inspired by a […]

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Some Crowdfunding Facts You Should Know in 2019

Crowdfunding has existed for a good part of the past decade, and has been responsible for bringing many ideas and services to market that would otherwise have been wasted just from a lack of funds. Today, we look into crowdfunding’s current state, like market size, and the behaviour of backers and founders. The sizes of […]

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How To Kill Your Blockchain Project

Blockchain projects are usually doomed to fail. In the middle of 2018, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology declared that 92% of blockchain projects had already gone belly-up; the average lifespan of those projects were about 1 year and 3 months or so. Overpromising also seems to be a recurring problem. A late […]

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How Much Protection Do “Mom-and-Pop” Investors Really Need?

What constitutes a retail investor, or an institutional investor? An institutional investor generally comprises of “whales” – investment banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, and private equity investors, to name a few. According to Investopedia, these investors are responsible for about three-quarters of all trade volume on the New York Stock Exchange alone. A retail investor, […]

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Will Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing Replace Traditional Investing?

Crowdfunding Today The financial crisis of 2008 left in its wake unemployment, bankruptcies, and most of all shattered confidence. Institutions, fearing for their bottom lines more than ever, tightened their screening processes. This had the unpleasant side effect of excluding more people from funding – anyone with relatively unknown track records or weren’t “high-profile” enough […]

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