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Webinar: Can Black People Survive Post COVID?

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Come advocate for change! SPECIAL GUESTS: CONGRESSMAN HANK JOHNSON (D-GA) DR. CHARLES STEELE, JR., PRESIDENT AND CEO, SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WILLIAM MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM, FOUNDER - CREATIVE INVESTMENT RESEARCH Wednesday May 13, 2020 6:00 pm ET. Zoom Webinar.  https://www.creativeinvestmentresearch.org/covid

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Africa by Diya Wang (Georgetown University) and Zhiqiang Qing (University of Maryland), Interns

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The Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Africa panel discussion was hosted on April 10th at the African Union Representational Mission, Washington D.C. The discussion aimed to introduce blockchain and cryptocurrency to the Diaspora and African delegates in town for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. During the discussion, issues including defining what is blockchain and cryptocurrency, how blockchain changes the nature of money , a forecast of the development of blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa, the impact of government regulations, current barriers to the use of these technologies and many other issues were brought up. Cryptocurrency is internet-based money not bound by geography; transactions are stored in a database called a blockchain , a group of connected computers that record transactions in a ledger in real time. Many experts say the conditions on the African continent are great for cryptocurrency. Interest in cryptocurrency in Africa keeps incre

William Michael Cunningham on Impact Investing, Blockchain, and Crowdfunding

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September 2018 - 10 Questions William Michael Cunningham on Impact Investing, Blockchain, and Crowdfunding Interview by Carly Schulaka WHO: William Michael Cunningham WHAT: Economist, impact investing specialist, founder of Creative Investment Research WHAT'S ON HIS MIND: “Any finance professional in the U.S. should learn how to create a blockchain.” 1. You are an economist, an inventor, and an impact investing specialist. I’ve heard you say: “True innovation happens in a way that is independent of monetary returns.” How does this statement influence your work? It’s really about finding an interesting problem and applying financial technology to solving that problem or to dealing with that problem. You know, the people who invented the alphabet didn’t do so to make money. They had an interesting problem—communication on both a local and a grand scale—and if you were to calculate the social return for the invention of that technology or technique, it’s almost infinite. S

African American-owned bank get $1M deposit

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This article is a direct copy of one I submitted to the Post. It adds some additional quotes, but otherwise is a copy. See my blog posting below. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/industrial-bank-dcs-last-african-american-owned-bank-receives-1m-investment/2013/10/04/de5ab232-27bc-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html Related articles CBCF makes a $5 million deposit in Black banks Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Makes Historic Deposit In Black-Owned Banks Washington, DC's Last Black-Owned Bank Receives $1 Million Investment from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation