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.

Adrian Grenier Attends CoinGeek Conference As Panelist About Achieving Green Bitcoin

DETROIT - Adrian Grenier, who is an actor most popularly known for his roles in HBO’s The Entourage, Netflix’s Clickbait and the award-winning film The Devil Wears Prada, has attended the recently concluded CoinGeek Conference in New York City as a panelist discussing how to achieve a green Bitcoin. Grenier is also known as a

By |2021-10-22T15:44:35-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Blockchain, Guest Columns|

Study: Insights On Retaining High-Potential, Skilled Workers In Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Manufacturing Institute’s Center for Manufacturing Research partnered with the American Psychological Association to examine best practices for worker retention among manufacturers and explore the factors that affect retention. Featuring both leadership and worker perspectives, the Manufacturing Engagement and Retention Study analyzed why manufacturing workers stay with their employers and what contributes

By |2021-07-20T12:23:38-04:00July 17th, 2021|Blockchain, Featured|

What Are Cryptocurrency Non Fungible Tokens And How Do They Protect Digital Assets?

ANN ARBOR - Internet attorney Enrico Schaefer joins Matt and Mike to explain Cryptocurrency Non Fungible Tokens - or NFTs, are pieces of digital content linked to the blockchain, the digital database underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Unlike NFTs, those assets are fungible, meaning they can be replaced or exchanged with another identical one

By |2021-03-26T14:49:49-04:00March 26th, 2021|Blockchain, mitechtv|

Walmart To Create Fintech Start-Up For Employees, Customers

DETROIT - Walmart said this week that it’s creating a fintech start-up with Ribbit Capital, one of the venture capital firms behind Robinhood. The big-box retailer did not share the name of the new company or say when its services will be available. It said it will develop unique and affordable financial products for Walmart

By |2021-01-15T15:11:01-05:00January 15th, 2021|Blockchain, IoT|

What’s The Outlook For FinTech In 2021?

ANN ARBOR - Jason Raznick, the CEO of FinTech financial service Benzinga, talks about what has happened in FinTech in 2020 and his outlook for FinTech in 2021 - Spoiler alert - Mergers and Acquisitions. What Is Benzinga.com? Benzinga is a content ecosystem that makes information easier to consume. Our mission is to connect the world

By |2020-12-04T15:57:46-05:00December 4th, 2020|Blockchain, IoT, mitechtv|

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|