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New York City hosts its first Blockchain Week

From May 11–17, New York City hosted its first Blockchain Week, a joint initiative between New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and leading blockchain news organization CoinDesk, in an effort to nurture the blockchain industry on the East Coast. Revolving around the three-day Consensus conference hosted by CoinDesk for the fourth year, Blockchain Week featured many events led by cryptocurrency companies as well as the first Blockchain Job Fair in New York.

Consensus featured 8,500 attendees from around the world and, with the average ticket costing roughly $2,000, sold approximately $17 million worth of tickets. Over 20 events aside from Consensus took place during Blockchain Week, ranging from forums and panels to company-sponsored parties and events.…

Crescent Crypto CEO speaks to the future of cryptocurrency investment

Crescent Crypto Asset Management is a cryptocurrency investment firm launched in 2017.  The firm’s flagship fund, The Crescent 20 Private Index Fund, seeks to provide investors with a vehicle for passive investing in the cryptocurrency space, and holds twenty of the largest and most liquid cryptocurrencies in the space. Co-founder and CEO Ali Hassan began his career at Goldman Sachs, followed by stints at Granger Management and Fairview Capital. Crescent has two other co-founders, Christopher Matta who also hails from Goldman Sachs, and Michael Kazley, who previously worked as an investor and trader at Cedar Lake Capital.

“Towards the middle of last year, we started to see the asset class really grow,” Ali said.…

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