Despite the ongoing bear market, New York City has launched a blockchain centre focused on the training of software developers and the general public in the area of the distributed ledger technology (DLT ), Bloomberg reports on January 10, 2019.
New York Collaborates With Corporate Organizations for DLT Initiative
New York city has collaborated with corporate organisations, Future Perfect Ventures, a venture capital firm, and Global Blockchain Business Council, a trade organisation, to launch a 4,000-square-foot blockchain centre in Manhattan.
Based on reports, the State is investing $100,000 into the hub, a one-time fee that will see to its initial running. The centre will then be funded at a later time through membership fees and by organisations like Microsoft and IBM.
In line with that, the new centre is open to software developers as well as the general public where coding and lecture classes which were scheduled to begin on January 9, will commence.
Blockchain Center Launches at a Difficult Time for Crypto Industry
While the price of bitcoin and other cryptoassets is definitely not where they were in late 2017 when BTC nearly hit $20K, a vast array of market participants remain optimistic things will change for the better even though the bloodbath has forced many firms to close shop or downsize.
Commenting on the recent development, Jalak Jobanputra, managing partner at Future Perfect Ventures said:
“This is a neutral spot, no one platform or company has undue influence over programming. What we want entrepreneurs to have is a choice.”
Blockchain Technology Steadily Gaining Traction
Reportedly, there is already a centre of this nature in New York,