bank http://michiganradio.org en Bitcoin digital currency could be the way of the future, according to two Michigan students http://michiganradio.org/post/bitcoin-digital-currency-could-be-way-future-according-two-michigan-students <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bitcoin: Is it something that could alter centuries of banking and money practices? Or is it an unstable "funny money" fad?</span></p><p>Bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a digital currency or "cryptocurrency" not backed by any central bank.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But our next guests are banking on </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">b</span>itcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Kinnard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hockenhull<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> actually left the University of Michigan to set up his </span>bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> business called </span>BitBox<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Daniel Bloch is a U of M junior in the College of&nbsp;</span>Literature, Science and the Arts<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Engineering. He's working with </span>Hockenhull<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on </span>BitBox<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and he's launched his own </span>bitcoin-based<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> nonprofit called </span>Coingive<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that tries to give charities a helping hand with </span>bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They joined us today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:34:18 +0000 Stateside Staff 16494 at http://michiganradio.org Bitcoin digital currency could be the way of the future, according to two Michigan students Proposed changes to Michigan’s home foreclosure laws allow unannounced inspections http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-changes-michigan-s-home-foreclosure-laws-allow-unannounced-inspections <p>Housing advocates are asking Governor Rick Snyder to veto a <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(rmhgbm3wr0tlbpmqchqs5omv))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectName=2013-SB-0383">package of bills </a>that would change home foreclosure rules.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:05:40 +0000 Lindsey Smith 13197 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed changes to Michigan’s home foreclosure laws allow unannounced inspections Lawmakers seek to shorten the amount of time to stop a bank foreclosure http://michiganradio.org/post/lawmakers-seek-shorten-amount-time-stop-bank-foreclosure <p>Opponents of a plan to change the foreclosure process in Michigan say it would put more people out of their homes and hurt property values.</p><p>They were in Lansing today to protest a package of bills in the state Legislature.</p><p>The legislation would shorten the amount of time homeowners have to stop a bank foreclosure from six months to two months.</p><p>Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. says banks have wrongly foreclosed on thousands of properties across the state.</p><p>He says it often takes months for people to prove they don’t deserve to lose their home.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:08:01 +0000 Jake Neher 12778 at http://michiganradio.org Lawmakers seek to shorten the amount of time to stop a bank foreclosure