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    1. Colorado blockchain council drafting two bills, considering fintech regulatory sandbox

      Colorado blockchain council drafting two bills, considering fintech regulatory sandbox

      The Colorado Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology is in the process of drafting two bills to help spur innovation in the blockchain industry. “The goal is to create incentives and to not make it difficult to use cryptocurrency to use goods and services,” Snell and Wilmer lawyer Eric Kintner said. Kitner is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology, which Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper created in June.

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    2. Hickenlooper proposes $31B budget that would impact college tuition, job-training tax credits

      Hickenlooper proposes $31B budget that would impact college tuition, job-training tax credits

      In his final budget proposal, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday rolled out a financial plan for the 2019-20 fiscal year that seeks to build on his past economic-development accomplishments and to build opportunities through new initiative like a one-year tuition freeze and a boost in workforce-development tax credits.

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    3. Denver and Fort Collins among nine cities to win $1M in innovative U.S. Mayors Challenge

      Denver and Fort Collins among nine cities to win $1M in innovative U.S. Mayors Challenge

      Denver and Fort Collins are among nine cities named winners of a yearlong competition that challenged city leaders to uncover and test bold, inventive ideas to confront the toughest problems faced by cities today. Bloomberg today announced at CityLab Detroit the winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge.

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    4. Denver wins Bloomberg prize to build air sensor network

      Denver wins Bloomberg prize to build air sensor network

      Denver will receive $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to fund a network of air-quality sensors at local schools — a “smart city” technology on a larger scale than any other U.S. city has directly attempted, according to city officials. The city was to be announced as one of nine winners of the U.S. Mayors Challenge on Monday morning.

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    5. Bird, Lime hit with class-action lawsuit

      Bird, Lime hit with class-action lawsuit

      Accusing the startups of “gross negligence,” a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bird Rides Inc., LimeBike and other companies involved in the proliferation of shared electric scooters. The complaint, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court and spotted by The Washington Post, accuses the defendants of “aiding and abetting assault” by contributing to injuries sustained from collisions with the scooters.

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    6. Polis and Stapleton have subtle but significant differences in economic development policy

      Polis and Stapleton have subtle but significant differences in economic development policy

      On the surface, it’s arguable that little will change in the state’s economic-development policies regardless of whether Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton is the next governor. Both largely support the recruitment and retention framework that Gov. John Hickenlooper has put in place the past eight years, and both support the current effort to use the state’s tax incentives to try to attract Amazon’s second headquarters. But peel back the layers of the candidates’ policy proposals and statements made at several business-focused forums this year, and you will see differing thoughts on the new areas ...

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    7. Polis, Stapleton clash in style and on business issues in first gubernatorial debate

      Polis, Stapleton clash in style and on business issues in first gubernatorial debate

      In addition to displaying a vivid clash in the styles of the two candidates, the forum, sponsored by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and moderated by this reporter, offered a vast difference in the specificity of at least some of the positions of the eight-year GOP state treasurer and the 10-year Democratic congressman. And in a smaller amount of instances, it showed similarities between the two men, particularly on the issue of finding innovative ways to create more pipelines to jobs that don’t require four-year degrees.

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    8. Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting the third annual Northern Colorado Women’s Conference on Oct. 18 in Greeley. The event, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Park, will include breakout sessions on employee retention, marketing, donor relations and a keynote speech from Wende Curtis, owner of ComedyWorks.

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    9. Global Blockchain Summit Returns As The Cornerstone Of Denver Blockchain Week

      Global Blockchain Summit Returns As The Cornerstone Of Denver Blockchain Week

      Global Blockchain Summit, the premiere event featuring all things blockchain, Hyperledger, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Ethereum and fintech, returns to Denver on Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 20. The Summit will be the cornerstone of Denver Blockchain Week, Denver's top blockchain industry event, which puts the Denver and Boulder corridor on the map as a prime location for the blockchain industry. 

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