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NYC Blockchain Center
New York City Economic Development Corporation, Liberty Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

the City’s first public-private NYC Blockchain Center

NYCEDC selected FuturePerfect Labs and Global Blockchain Business Council to launch and operate the NYC Blockchain Center

SecondMuse to spearhead NYC BigApps Blockchain Challenge

New York, NY – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced it has selected FuturePerfect Labs and Global Blockchain Business Council Future to launch and operate the City's first public-private NYC Blockchain Center and SecondMuse to operate the NYC BigApps Blockchain Challenge. Both initiatives will help foster the continued growth of New York City's burgeoning blockchain industry.

FuturePerfect Labs, an affiliate of FuturePerfect Ventures (FPV), and GBBC Labs, a subsidiary of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) will manage the NYC Blockchain Center, which will be located in Chelsea and is expected to open for business on January 10th, 2019. Jalak Jobanputra of FPV and Sandra Ro of GBBC, both early pioneers of the technology globally and notable fixtures in New York City's blockchain ecosystem, will co-lead this unique private-public partnership and bring their extensive blockchain expertise and networks to the Center.

"We are thrilled to partner with two accomplished blockchain industry leaders to help grow New York City's blockchain network," said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “The new Blockchain Center will serve as a vital resource to professionals in a booming industry, as well as those eager to learn and utilize this technology.”

The Center will play a pivotal role as an access point to the growing blockchain ecosystem by providing entrepreneurs and other innovators with shared space, business support, and mentorship. This supportive and inclusive peer community will help those in the space launch and scale new ventures. The Center will also act as a vehicle for providing public education about blockchain technology across the five boroughs to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to resources to help them understand the potential impact of blockchain on their daily lives. Finally, the Center will convene industry, government, investors, innovators and academia alike to advance a shared dialogue around how New York can foster a regulatory environment that will support both consumer safety and innovation in blockchain.

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