Alternative Proteins and the Fight for a Standard of Identity

How do you get your daily dose of protein? Do you partake in Meatless Mondays? Maybe you are exploring a more extreme diet change such as becoming a pescatarian or vegan? Food trends are making exploratory diets more accessible, but FoodTech innovation is also changing the way people consume proteins. People are inventing new ways…

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Water and the Internet of Things 2017

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) two years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.(1). Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the world, I thought there should be a better way to track…

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Small Businesses Forced into Chip Technology Assert Violation of Antitrust Law

Major credit card companies in the U.S. are facing an antitrust lawsuit from small businesses and retailers across the country. The suit is based on the theory that credit card companies have worked in concert, against the provisions of U.S. antitrust law, to force small businesses to adopt credit card chip technology. If successful, damages…

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Time to Hide your Bitcoin Wallet: How the IRS is Tracking your Virtual Currency

For the past several years, internet users have been able to remain mostly anonymous while purchasing goods and services by using bitcoins as a means of payment. The cryptocurrency operates outside of banks through a decentralized peer-to-peer transaction system that is impossible for the government to regulate directly. While transactional history is public, the digital…

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