Niranjan Shah was a newly elected chairman of the University of Illinois in 2009. After an unfortunate event involving a U of I professor being arrested at his own home during a misunderstanding when someone called the police thinking he was attempting to burglarize the home that same year, President Obama invited both the professor and the arresting officer to the White House in an effort to reconcile the situation.
The controversial arrest of the professor sparked interest in the leadership at the university, particularly regarding favoritism. Niranjan Shah was not exempt from the scrutiny. His firm has had millions of dollars in government contracts and he has been a very generous contributor to campaigns. However, there is no evidence that Niranjan Shah has ever used his contributions to secure more contracts.
Niranjan Shah did not try to cover up his contributions or use them to get an upper hand. His contributions were spread out over a period of 20 years. Furthermore, there was never any correlation between the size of his contributions and the size of his government contracts. Rather, he made contributions because he wanted to make sure that he had a chance to have the same opportunities as everyone else.
The contribution of Jed McCaleb in the blockchain industry is phenomenal. He is one of the industry early innovators who have played a critical in the development of the industry to date. His contributions in the early days of the blockchain industry led to the creation of the first centralized exchange which was known as Mt.Gox. This is an exchange that had great potential to change the industry were it not that it was hacked in 2014. However, at the time of its hacking, Jed McCaleb had already surrendered the management of the exchange to another person. He held a small stakeholding in the firm despite selling it. McCaleb sold the exchange because he wanted to tap into the potential of the blockchain industry an make even more innovations. Since then, he has been to various companies where his knowledge about the industry has been greatly improved.
The experience he has gathered from other industry players and his research has led to the creation of Stellar. Jed McCaleb is a co-founder of Stellar. It was created in 2014 so that it could address the challenges that are currently slowing down the cryptocurrencies industry. Many people are now looking for opportunities in the cryptocurrencies industry hoping that it will boom in future. Unfortunately, this can only happen if there is persistent research in the industry. Jed McCaleb is leading the innovations in the industry by working on a payment system that will be universally used. The payment system that Stellar is working on will lead to revolutionization of the banking industry. People will be able to pay through cryptocurrencies and recipient will get the money in the form of their choice.
Jed McCaleb is aiming at creating a platform that will even digitize the non-cryptoassets such as shares and stocks. In years to come, there will be a lot of applications of the blockchain technology in the financial sector. In fact, Jed McCaleb is predicting that everything could be controlled from the blockchain technology since it will incorporate every aspect of the financial industry. Blockchain industry is promising a decentralized system where the money will not be centrally controlled. With this technology, the current banking system will change to adopt the new measures.
One might be in need of money and they do not have, this being the main reason why they ask for help through fundraising. People like politician have to ask their family and friends to assist them to raise funds for campaign purpose. Organizing a fundraising is not an easy task either, it needs a lot of coordination and adequate planning. Due to the nature of fund drives which is mainly time-consuming, the production of information, as well as the need for proper planning, an expert is needed to carry out the task. Individuals, as well as organizations, have realized the gap that is there between the people who need to organize the fundraising and the expertise required, the reason why NGP Van was established.
NGP Van is a leader in the distribution of technology services. NGP Van was created to deliver their services and products to social groups, democratic as well as advanced campaigns. NGP has been distributing quality services including social networking products, field, compliance, best fundraising, as well as organizing. Since the foundation of the fundraising firm, it has been organizing a lot of funds drives for their clients. NGP Van serves other clients among them non-profit making organizations, as well as labor unions. NGP Van is committed to offering their clients a campaign that is integrated with technology.
NGP Van does no longer work as a limited -use organization, recently the group opened their doors to individuals donors. The group refers to itself as a technology distribution company and they have used the technology to invite individuals to make small contributions through the social media including emails, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns as well as SMS. The NGP VAN employees use the campaign technology to build the network which in return help the fund request to reach as many people as possible. The digital platforms do not only help the information to reach as many people as possible but to also enable the donors to know where their donation is going.
NGP Van technology is of a great help to not only the politicians and the organizations using it but also to the people contributing to the campaigns as they are they know the exact purpose and use of the funds being raised. The NGP Van restricts those politicians, staffs, and volunteers from asking for money for their own personal interest. NGP Van was established in 2011 and the operation from their Head Offices in Columbia, Washington. NGP Van has grown ever since and it currently has over 200 staffs.