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Forget Bitcoin, Let’s Talk about Food Safety by Hongcheng Chen, Impact Investment Analyst, Creative Investment Research

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The "Killer" Blockchain Application?
On February 14, four witnesses (an analyst in Cybersecurity Policy from the Congressional Research Service, the director of NIST's  Information Technology Laboratory, the vice president of food safety of Walmart, the vice president of blockchain technologies of IBM and the Associate Clinical Professor of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) showed up in 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, to testify about blockchain technology before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The witnesses answered questions from members of the two subcommittees.
Summary
I attended this hearing and below are my summarized findings, in case you didn’t have the time to attend this mind-blowing hearing.
Mr. Chris A. Jaikaran, analyst in Cybersecurity Policy, covered blockchain applications in cryptocurrencies, healthcare, identity management, and supply chain management. He discussed certain pitfalls of the technology.
Dr. Ch…

Socially Responsible WalMart II

In an article originally posted on the Street Insight section of thestreet.com on 5/2/2006 at 12:15 AM EST, we made the case that Wal-Mart was becoming socially responsible. We said, "The firm's poor reputation no longer matches the new corporate reality."

Recent events confirm this perception:

According to the Chicago Sun Times, "As the Obama administration begins investing billions in health information technology, Wal-Mart plans to use its unrivaled size to bring high-tech medical records to U.S. physicians.

In recent years Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has used its buying power to move into health care markets, negotiating steep discounts for prescription drugs and eye care products."

Having completed an in depth analysis of the massive $787 billion dollar Stimulus Bill, we believe this is a stunning and strategic move that bodes well for the company's stock. Our analysis reveals that, of all the publicly traded companies in the US, Wal-Mart s…

Urban Trust Bank links success to business lenders

In a November 2, 2007 article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Senior writer Margie Manning writes that "Urban Trust Bank expects to provide an alternative business lending option with its two new offices in the Tampa Bay area."

We were quoted in the article stating that " Minority owned banks in general have struggled with business lending,"

Urban Trust "opened branches in the Wal-Mart SuperCenters in Gibsonton and Palmetto Oct. 29."

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