BlockchainWeekend NYC 2019 Happened and It Was Epic – CoinSpeaker Covers BCW
BlockchainWeekend NYC 2019 kicked off last Thursday, November 7th with an evening opening reception hosted by Gemini, a New York-based cryptocurrency exchange in partnership with Tech:NYC, taking place at their headquarters. Tech insiders, investors and blockchain enthusiasts gathered to celebrate this weekend. You could feel the palpable excitement in the air.
Gemini’s reception set the tone for BlockchainWeekend, a city-backed initiative founded on the basis of creating an inclusive event for all, both involved and curious about blockchain, and to highlight NYC based tech projects. Evoking a vision of where companies could open their physical and creative spaces and welcome the audience in the pure experience; to share their story with the community, without being boxed into a conference format.
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Ana Ariño, Chief Strategy Officer, NYCEDC, stated:
“We are excited to see collaborative, community-driven initiatives like BlockchainWeekend NYC that are helping grow New York City’s blockchain community. BlockchainWeekend is a first-of-its-kind event that aims to provide vital resources and connections to residents across the 5 boroughs, from the blockchain curious to blockchain professionals, giving everyone an opportunity to participate in the development and growth of this technology.”
BlockchainWeekend felt different, more raw and authentic than just the whitewashed spaces of conference halls. With events ranging in topics happening across all five boroughs of New York City, the tech community was embracing this new way to elevate ideas and embrace change. It was an appropriate way to kick off the event.