The Economic Development Corporation of the City of New York has returned to launch its most important conference on Blockchain: Consensus 2018 day 1.
That is, in its most important conferences, Consensus 2018. Topics related to Bitcoin, altcoins, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain were deepened.
James Patchett, president, and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced plans to transform the city of New York into a blockchain-based hub.
We are a global leader in finance, real estate, media, and technology: all industries see incredible innovation from this new technology, the city is putting a big focus on blockchain to discover how we can grow the industry and make sure that is creating great opportunities for New Yorkers, “said James Patchett in his speech.
First initiative: NYC Blockchain Resource Center Consensus 2018 day 1
The NYCEDC has in mind to launch two initiatives, the first is the NYC Blockchain Resource Center.
The NYCEDC commented, in Consensus 2018, that it seeks to make this place a center for the entire blockchain industry.
In addition, as well as a place to investigate how blockchain could be implemented to help NYC become more global.
The NYC Resource Center will have a mission to disseminate the blockchain technology, in this way, it will be able to train the New York public about blockchain.
This first initiative will also aim to provide counseling and tutoring services.
Also, it will seek to connect business owners with blockchain technology.
The center will also build a network of investors and stakeholders in blockchain technology, where government officials and consumer advocates will participate.
Second initiative: Competition to encourage the development of Blockchain Consensus 2018 day 1
In the consensus 2018 day 1 also launched a second initiative, which corresponds to a public blockchain competition.
The NYCEDC plans to launch a competition in which projects based on blockchain technology.
Where they will compete to know what can best meet the needs of the services and processes of the public sector.
This second initiative commented on in Consensus 2018, day 1, also mentions that they plan to hold educational workshops for senior officials.
In which government officials interested in knowing the benefits of the blockchain will be trained.
NYCEDC plans to begin this competition by the end of 2018.
There is not a city in the world that is better positioned to lead the blockchain road,” said James Patchett. Patchett could not be more correct. These new NYCEDC initiatives have the potential to be big game changers in the blockchain industry, as New York City is a leader in many industries. It will be exciting to follow the success of your new initiatives.
In this way, Consensus 2018 concluded day 1, with these two surprises, the launching of the interest to turn New York into the blockchain hub.
And looking for healthy competition among developers, managing to train high officials.
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