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New York Firefighter Mugged and Stabbed Over Bitcoins No Comments

What is the digital world coming to?  An era of hardcore crime has made its way into our little cryptocurrency community and it’s giving digital currency enthusiasts a bad name. Dwayne Richards, a New York City firefighter, was recently held up, robbed, and stabbed by thugs who were bent on stealing his bitcoins.  Richards allegedly met with the criminals in Brooklyn under the idea that he wo...

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In the Big Apple , You May Pay Your Parking Ticket in Bitcoin No Comments

New York State is the home of the BitLicense.  In other words, New York is hoping for regulation amongst bitcoin businesses and entrepreneurs.  The latest edition has recently made the news, and the final 30-day commentary period is now underway, giving the public a chance to read the document and voice their opinions one last time prior to its solidification. But now New York is suggesting som...

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Lamassu Bitcoin ATM Hits Manhattan's West Village No Comments

Despite being America's most populated city, New York City hasn't seen a terrible lot of bitcoin ATM action (namely the Manhattan borough) since the rainfall of ATM machines from a slew of manufacturers have seemingly rained down all over the world. But according to New Hampshire-based Lamassu (the bitcoin ATM manufacturer who would appear to have the most devices out in the wild), their very fi...

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Holiday Inn Location in Brooklyn, New York to Accept Bitcoin Payments in Pilot Program No Comments

As promised on Friday, the bitcoin community's own Charlie Shrem has announced that a single location of the Holiday Inn hotel chain will be accepting bitcoin in New York City. Shrem made the announcement today at the Bitcoin Fair (which takes place at the Hester Street Fair), in which he included that he will be responsible for piloting the program at the hotel this week. Shrem told NEWSBTC Su...

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Bitcoin Job Fair Coming to New York City This Month No Comments

We've heard plenty about the bitcoin recent job fair that took place in Silicon Valley -- which saw over 300 attendees, and large bitcoin-related companies looking to hire some of the best and brightest in the community. That job fair is now headed toward the East Coast of the United States. The Bitcoin Center NYC has partnered with Coinality and the Plug and Play Tech Center to host a job fai...

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Bitcoin Center NYC Featuring 'History of Money and Invention' Exhibition No Comments

Here's something for our friends in New York City. The Bitcoin Center NYC has announced on Wednesday that their center will feature a mathematics and monetary themed exhibit by The Museum of Interesting Things. The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration / exhibition of antiques and inventions that inspire innovation and creativity, eliciting learning from the past ...

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NYC Bitcoin Fair Aims to Hold Weekly Fairs Starting This Summer No Comments

Beginning this summer, New York residents that also take interest in bitcoin will have access to an outdoor bitcoin fair, aptly named the NYC Bitcoin Fair. According to the group organizing the fair, it starts on Sunday, June 15th -- and if things go according to plan, it's an event that could be held every week. Described by the organizers: We want to be able to provide a free Bitcoin event for...

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Bitcoin Center NYC Holding "Blockchain Demystified" Reporter Roundtable Thursday No Comments

The Bitcoin Center NYC has announced that they'll be holding a roundtable discussion on both bitcoin and the block chain which they say is tailored specifically for journalists on Thursday. According to the Center, "The roundtable will offer a dynamic group discussion as well as the opportunity to speak directly with Bitcoin Center NYC staff in a relaxed setting." The discussion is designed to b...

First Bitcoin ATM Soon Coming to New York City No Comments

[caption id="attachment_1682" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The proposed location for the first bitcoin vending machine in Manhattan. Source: Google Street View[/caption] There's been a lot of talk about when a bitcoin ATM would finally hit the means streets of New York City. It's seems the time has finally come. Willard Ling of Brooklyn is aiming to bring a Lamassu bitcoin machine to the Eas...