It’s a small world after all, thanks to blockchain

Nicole Sara Sivens
April 20, 2018
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Here are three things people are talking about in the market this week.

Hey, I’m walkin’ here!

In honor of Earth Day, NYC is shutting down Broadway. A two-mile stretch of the thoroughfare—from Union Square to Times Square—will be closed to vehicular traffic, with pedestrians and cyclists getting the run of the place.

Learn more about it on Curbed.

What does this mean for you? If you live in NY and you’re trying to stretch your legs, get out there. For the rest of us, check out some local events that celebrate the Earth. Do your part to help reserve the only planet we have.

It’s a small world after all, thanks to blockchain

Compared to the incredible innovation of adopting standard size shipping containers in the 1960s, Blockchain is ready to revolutionize the world of world-wide shipping.

Read all about it on Bloomberg.

What does this mean for you? More than you may realize. The old saying was “if you have it, a truck brought it to you.” Now, with an increasingly globalized supply chain, it was a boat that got it to you. Blockchain will eliminate the piles of paperwork needed to get your stuff from point A to B. You’ll get everything faster, fresher, and maybe even cheaper.

Let the sun shine in

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services company in the United States, announced an expansion of its partnership with GRID Alternatives. The partnership includes a philanthropic donation to support job training and solar installations for low-income families, which makes sustainable and renewable energy available to more people than ever.

Read about it all at Solar Power World.

What does this mean for you? If you, like a lot of people, are interested in installing panels but unsure how to afford it, this is great news. By leveraging financing alongside innovation, we’ll all be powered by the sun in no time.

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