CoinDesk, Inc, a digital media, events and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community, will partner with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to sponsor “Blockchain Week New York City”, an event which will run from 11- 17 May, showcasing the big apple as a rising hub for blockchain jobs and innovation.
“Our joint initiative with the NYCEDC will see “Blockchain Week New York City” become one of the most important weeks in the entire blockchain industry, anywhere in the world. Right now, there are simply not enough people working in the blockchain industry because of its historic growth trajectory in such a short period of time,” explained CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth. “We’ve seen an immense demand for talent in terms of diversity, skills, and backgrounds, which has created a huge gap between the labor market and industry needs. Our partnership with the NYCEDC is a tremendous opportunity to shrink that gap, leveraging the unparalleled diversity and skill of the New York City labor market to strengthen the industry and establish the tri-state region as the world-leading hub for blockchain technology development, and a hot spot for high potential jobs.”
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“Blockchain Week New York City” will feature a series of events, anchored by headline event Consensus, as well as an industry Hackathon and a public Blockchain Job Fair. Companies already lined up at the job fair include IBM, Accenture, ConsenSys, Ripple, KPMG and Ledger. The purpose of the joint initiative is to not only boost blockchain-related employment opportunities in New York, but also establish New York City as a growing center for the blockchain community.
“New York City is home to many of the world’s leading blockchain companies, as well as some of the largest events in the industry, and it’s rapidly becoming the global blockchain capital,” indicated Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with CoinDesk on Blockchain Week New York, helping New Yorkers access these quality innovation jobs, and raising awareness of this transformative technology. We are committed to keeping New York City a leader when it comes to innovation and jobs within emerging sectors.”