By allowing digital information to be distributed without being copied, blockchain technology creates the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally invented for crypto-coin technology, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology.

Automation Alley Project DIAMonD Creates 3D Printer Network

TROY - Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub for North America, has unveiled Project DIAMOnD (Digital, Independent, Agile, Manufacturing on Demand), creating the country’s largest 3D printer network on a blockchain technology platform. The project aims to accelerate digital transformation among Michigan manufacturers and strengthen supply

By |2020-10-18T15:39:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|Blockchain, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

An Israeli Blockchain Startup Claims It’s Invented an ‘Undo’ Button for BTC Transactions

TEL AVIV, Israel - Kirobo, a two-year-old Israeli blockchain startup, announced on Tuesday that it has found a way to tackle problems related to human error in cryptocurrency transactions. In a recent survey by the Fio Foundation, 55 percent of respondents reported experiencing stressful human errors when sending cryptocurrency, and 18 percent reported loss of

By |2020-07-12T16:51:40-04:00July 12th, 2020|Blockchain, IoT|

GVSU Studies 3 Possible Learning Options For Fall Courses, Including Fully Online

ALLENDALE - Grand Valley State University is studying three learning options for fall courses:  fully online, a hybrid model, and face-to-face instruction. The news came from GVSU President Philmena Mantella during a Laker town hall meeting on May 1, where she welcomed 1,200 new students and their parents. Philmena Mantella "We are planning

Southfield Fintech Company Credibly Approved As Paycheck Protection Program Funder

SOUTHFIELD—Credibly, a small business fintech provider and lender, announced its designation as an Approved Lender for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As an SBA Approved Lender for the PPP program, Credibly will use its online application and servicing capabilities to help small businesses receive streamlined access to federally-backed COVID-19 stimulus funding. As part of

By |2020-04-25T17:32:31-04:00April 25th, 2020|Blockchain, ESD, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

FinTech Consortium, Detroit FinTech Bay Launch Partnership With UM Finance Center

 DETROIT – Fintech Consortium and Detroit FinTech Bay have launched a partnership with the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance at the University of Michigan to offer a global online certificate program in InfraTech that will be promoted through the Fintech Consortium’s hub locations in Detroit, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Bahrain. The Center is a cofounder

By |2019-10-04T15:41:55-04:00October 4th, 2019|Blockchain, New Products / Contracts|

Detroit FinTech Bay To Share Space At TechTown With Detroit Blockchain Center

DETROIT – Detroit FinTech Bay announced that it will welcome the Detroit Blockchain Center as a resident within its space in TechTown Detroit. Additionally, Detroit FinTech Bay’s first board of advisors is announced. Entrepreneurs and leaders from financial institutions, corporations, community groups and academia make up the group’s membership. Partnership with Detroit Blockchain Center Co-founded

By |2019-09-06T17:46:52-04:00September 6th, 2019|Blockchain, New Products / Contracts|

Wayne State, Amesite Partner To Offer Professional Certificates In AI And Blockchain

ANN ARBOR - Amesite has partnered with Wayne State University on a new online professional certificate programs to advance knowledge and skill in artificial intelligence and blockchain. These six-week programs are tailored to engineers seeking the latest innovations and applications of this technology, or professionals in other fields — law, health care, accounting or business —

By |2019-03-06T18:28:46-05:00March 6th, 2019|Blockchain, IoT|

Blockchain Voting Offers Security, Transparency And Efficiency

ANN ARBOR - As concerns mount about possible Russian interference in U.S. elections, blockchain technology appears to be getting a second look at the ballot box. That is, electoral committees are viewing the blockchain as a way to ensure election integrity. Blockchain voting use-cases continue to attract media attention, as countries and organizations explore the

By |2019-01-29T16:44:59-05:00January 29th, 2019|Blockchain, IoT|

Blockchain Promises To Remove Patient Data Silos

ANN ARBOR - Healthcare specialists increasingly view blockchain technology as a way to streamline the myriad Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) populating the industry. At present, these HIEs are hindering the development of a more interoperable records system. In essence, they serve as information silos created by vendors hoping to lock-in their customers. As a recent Forbes article put it

By |2019-01-27T13:58:07-05:00January 27th, 2019|Blockchain, IoT|

Digital Business Forcing Infrastructure Services From the Cloud Beyond The Edge

EGHAM, U.K. — Digital business initiatives are forcing infrastructure service providers to expand their offerings beyond edge computing technologies in order to deliver digital touchpoint services, according to Gartner Inc. A digital touchpoint can be any kind of interaction with a digital device, product or service. For example, when an individual has a Q&A session

By |2018-11-27T15:02:00-05:00November 27th, 2018|Blockchain, IoT|