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NY to Have First Crypto Task Force

Recently, New York State became the first state in the nation to create a cryptocurrency task force to study how to properly regulate, define and use cryptocurrency. Last week, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, signed into law The Digital Currency Study Bill,...

Life by 2030, New York State Get Ready

From September 9, 1777 to June 30, 1778, the first New York State Legislature convened in Kingston New York. And that time, mail was being transported by foot or horseback. The lawmakers traveled to Kingston by horse. The automobile, airplane and telephone...

Did Russia Hack our Elections? NY Lost 126,000 Voter Records! The Case for Blockchain Technology

Since the United States presidential election in 2016, there remains uncertainty on whether Russians hacked into our various state boards of elections. In the same year in New York, 126,000 registered voters were found to be missing from the election...

Bitcoin Around the Corner, Literally

Recently, while sitting in my office in Queens Village, I decided to conduct a Google search on Bitcoin ATM’s near me. To my surprise, a number of results came up. The closest Bitcoin ATM is located in a convenience store 1/10 of a mile away on the...

NYS Net Neutrality

In 2015, under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advanced rules that treated telecom companies and Internet service providers (ISP) like utilities, aiming to stop them from meddling with the Internet. The rules also...


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