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Joe Beashel writes on the regulation of crowdfunding in Ireland
The remarkable rise of crowdfunding during the past decade came about thanks to the widespread availability of high-speed internet and the increasing digitisation of social activity. However, crowdfunding has recently moved centre-stage in discussions about access to finance – thanks largely to the economic crisis and the resulting difficulties many smaller enterprises have experienced in obtaining finance from traditional financial institutions.
Republished with kind permission of the Tax & Legal Work Group of the European Crowdfunding Network.