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February 28, 2019

The Detroit Blockchain & Fintech Pitchfest is the next step in the evolution of Detroit's blossoming blockchain & fintech communities.

Detroit and the Midwest region as a whole lack comprehensive blockchain educational programming that explains the why and how of the industry in a manner that is useful to builders and businesses. The pitchfest will create this environment by inviting established...

February 25, 2019

JPMorgan Chase will make a $15 million investment in Detroit for redevelopment work in commercial corridors in the city’s neighborhoods, the company said Thursday.

The contribution to the city’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund includes a $5 million donation and $10 million in a low-interest loans, officials said.

“We wanted to target our investment in the neighborhoods,” Peter Scher, JPMorgan Chase head...

February 19, 2019

DETROIT, Mich., February 19, 2019 —The Detroit Blockchain Center announced today that it will host the inaugural Detroit Blockchain & Fintech Pitchfest powered by FinTech Consortium in partnership with Detroit FinTech Bay at the Next Energy Center in Midtown, Detroit on February 28, 2019.

The Detroit Blockchain & Fintech Pitchfest is the next step in showcasin...

February 18, 2019

Financial technology research and education at the University of Michigan will get a $1 million boost courtesy of Ripple.

The funding to the university – one of 11 universities in partnerships with Ripple – will support academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments.

The university will put the cash towards establishing a ‘FinTech Collabor...

February 11, 2019

Public Ivy League school, University of Michigan (UM) just announced their participation in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI).

The partnership entitles UM of $1 million grant, which will be used to encourage multidisciplinary curricula in fintech through their new facility, The Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance.

Quoting the official statement from the university, “The mo...

February 3, 2019

After years of designing their own often-faulty voice recognition systems, auto companies are handing the reins over to tech giants that have already developed the technology for their devices.

The trend is on full display at the 2019 Detroit auto show, where automakers are showcasing new vehicles with increasingly common systems that allow drivers to plug in their phones and bypass built-in infotai...

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