How college friends built a $100 million blockchain business

Richard Lee, another founder of GBIC, is working in their New York's office.

By Ang Gao Medill Reports When China banned initial coin offerings, or ICOs, in September last year, a number of Chinese blockchain projects started looking for ICO opportunities abroad but encountered difficulties including foreign regulations, legal issues and language. That was when Minhui Chen, who graduated from Columbia University in 2015 and was working as […]

Daniel Biss’ grassroots bid for governor

Daniel Biss

By Holly Honderich Medill Reports Without fortune or a famous family, State Sen. Daniel Biss tried something different in the Democrat’s primary race for governor of Illinois. [vimeo 261663969 w=640 h=360]

A neckwear business rooted in China prospers in Chicago


By Charlene Zhang Medill Reports “My daughter was given a Harvard logo shirt a decade ago by the school president, when Becky’s father Arnie mentioned me as the Harvard logo tie manufacturer in China,” said Michael Yin, the proud Chinese supplier of custom-made neckwear for Shop4Ties, a Chicago wholesaler and distributor. Shop4Ties was founded in […]