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Michelle Mone brings a touch of the avant-garde to finance

People who don’t care for finance could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a dreary, dull and monotonous industry. In fairness, it really can be at times.But it’s also a world where intelligent and ambitious people construct the sort of audacious and creative deals that even hardened sceptics can appreciate.For a taste of that side of finance, look no further than the forthcoming initial coin offering (ICO) from Equi Capital.The venture is the brainchild of Conservative peer Michelle Mone and her partner Doug Barrowman, the Scottish businessman. They hope to raise up to m from the general public to build a blockchain-based crowdfunding business for startups.The proposition itself is just as interesting as the ingenious and arguably fine line it walks along existing financial

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Kadhim Shubber
He is a freelance journalist who first bought bitcoins so that he could buy a beer at The Pembury Tavern, Hackney’s bitcoin pub. He has reported for Slate, Wired, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Ampp3d. He is currently studying for a Masters in Journalism at City University London.

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