The power of crowds, who can link together and organize effectively through smart mobile technology, is disrupting traditional power bases at political, corporate, media and financial levels. The rise of populist political leaders who communicate with their constituents directly through social media, Airbnb’s Open Homes...

Over 60 speakers from among the world’s top thought-leaders and practitioners in disruptive decentralization and open innovation will convene in October in Washington D.C., where they will share crowdsourcing insights and experiences with astute conference delegates able to join them there.CSW Global 2018 will be a...

The Mayor of London recently announced his annual allocation of £1 million available to a range of grassroots community projects. Operating in conjunction with UK crowdfunding platform Spacehive, and co-ordinated through the Greater London Authority, community project leaders can apply for a maximum contribution of...

The US crowdfunding sector has grown far bigger and wider than the reward projects initially associated with Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Groundfloor is a real estate investment platform that enables everyday Americans to have a fractional involvement in short-term, high-yield real estate deals alongside high net...

“Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance.” Source: Wikipedia.There are four main recognised types of...

We recently ran articles on the increasing decentralization of sustainable energy production and energy distribution. In August 2017 a new type of disruptive energy supplier launched in the UK. After successfully raising almost £500,000 through reward crowdfunding, People’s Energy are aiming for 1 million customers...