New York City Launches First Blockchain Initiatives
New York City launching new initiatives to support growing blockchain industry
NYC’s industry has received nearly $200M in funding in 2017, blockchain job demand has increased by over 800% since 2015
Investing in emerging industries is a critical part of Mayor de Blasio’s job growth strategy
In an effort to serve the needs of the fast-growing industry, NYCEDC will launch the NYC Blockchain Resource Center. The center will serve as a physical hub for the industry, building public awareness for blockchain technology through education, and connecting entrepreneurs to business support, mentorship, advisory services, and a community of peers to help them launch and scale new ventures.
To catalyze blockchain innovation and source government use-cases for the technology, NYCEDC will also launch a public blockchain competition. Built on the foundation of the City’s successful NYC BigApps contest, the City today released a request for proposals (RFP) for an organization to operate a public competition aimed at developing blockchain applications that help improve public sector services and processes.
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On Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1pm, Venture Smarter’s NYC Leadership Summit will bring together key leaders from across the city, state, and region to focus on the intersection of investment, innovation, and impact in the smart city space.
Expanded program portfolio seeks to increase access to DoD-specific electronics manufacturing capabilities, enhance hardware security, and ensure ERI investments translate to DoD applications
The Smart Rural Community® Collaboration Challenge is an opportunity for rural broadband providers to obtain up to $5,000 to deploy broadband-enabled solutions for community-oriented initiatives, including economic development, education, health care and public safety.
StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.
Cincinnati Enquirer — The Cincinnati area will get new help in its opioid fight through a pilot partnership with U.S. Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division that could yield a nationwide response to the epidemic.
StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.
CINCINNATI -- A partnership among businesses, educators and agencies is working to turn Cincinnati into the Silicon Valley of the Midwest. Local schools are training the next generation of cyber experts.
Smart Cities Dive — Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.
Smart Cities Dive — Speakers in Columbus, OH, emphasized the need for cities to put people first, but the age gap between elected leaders and smart city proponents could be a hindrance.