Laying an ethical foundation for the blockchain future

The blockchain is hot. But without strong ethics, the technology could face the same backlash already rocking the tech world. To help integrate ethics into blockchain applications, the Beeck Center, a center for social-innovation at Georgetown University, has released Blockchain for Ethical Design Framework, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The group says blockchain developers can mitigate

Impact investors mobilize around inclusive Opportunity Zones

The passage of the Investing in Opportunity Act created equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Now, worry has, at least in part, begun to shift toward a mobilization of resources, networks and identified best practices for effective community investment. The provision of last year’s U.S. tax bill lets investors defer and even reduce capital gains taxes by