Although the Bitcoin price stumbled, fundamental developments for the crypto industry’s facets remained strong during the second week of 2019. New York opened a so-called “Blockchain Center,” purportedly funded by Microsoft, Ripple achieved a key milestone, and Bloomberg claims that Japanese regulators may green light a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the future.
- New York Opens Blockchain Center: In an evident pro-crypto move, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit focused on bolstering the Big Apple’s economy, and an array of partners have launched the so-called “Blockchain Center.” This 4,000 square foot center, which will be located in the metropolis’ iconic Flatiron District, will give everyone from coders, blockchain engineers, to common Joes a chance to learn about ledger technologies and crypto— for a currently unstipulated membership fee. The Blockchain Center has been funded in part by the municipal government and by an…
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