Bitcoin Center NYC

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Bitcoin Center NYC was founded by Nick Spanos and it is in the financial district of New York City. [1]

Bitcoin Center NYC hosted classes, talks, and a trading floor. [2][3]

In 2015, the center's operating company filed for bankruptcy protection following a dispute with its landlord[4] and in the midst of uncertainty surrounding impending regulation of digital currencies by the New York State Department of Financial Services.[5] Afterwards, the center temporarily relocated to Cleveland Place in Nolita[6][7] and is currently located at 157 Prince Street.[8][9]

Early years[edit]

Before 2014, New York's bitcoin community originally met in Union Square and also in a Whole Foods on the Lower East Side.[10]

Notable visitors[edit]

Elected officials and political candidates to have visited the center to voice their support for cryptocurrency include former U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas[11][12][13][14] and Maine State Senator Eric Brakey.[15]

Notable personalities to have spoken at or visited the Center include Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin[5] and Bitcoin educator and evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos.[16] The center was also prominently featured in CNN's Morgan Spurlock Inside Man[16] in 2015 and in the 2016 Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin.


  1. Brown, Jeff (2018-06-11). "For brave investors there's two ways to bet on bitcoin". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  2. Rob Wile and Joe Weisenthal (February 4, 2014). "We Went Inside The Raucous Bitcoin Trading Pit That Sits In The Shadow Of The New York Stock Exchange". Business Insider. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  3. Nitasha Tiku (February 4, 2014). "New York's Bitcoin Trading Floor Is Real and It Is Ridiculous". Gawker. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. Michael del Castillo (March 19, 2015). "Bitcoin Center NYC bankruptcy barely dents blockchain momentum". New York Business Journal. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nathan Schneider (February 24, 2015). "After the Bitcoin Gold Rush". New Republic. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  6. Anne Kadet (September 25, 2015). "Follow the Money—to a Museum in NYC". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  7. Peter D'Amato (February 18, 2016). "New York is the Bitcoin ATM capital of the world". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  8. "What Is The Bitcoin Center?". October 2, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  9. "Inside a Bitcoin ATM". Cheddar. March 2, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  10. Jim Epstein & Naomi Brockwell (January 28, 2014). "Wall Street's New Cryptocurrency Headquarters: Inside the Bitcoin Center NYC". Reason. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  11. Rob Wile (January 1, 2014). "This Texas Congressman Is Now Accepting Bitcoins For His Senate Run". Business Insider. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  12. Aman Batheja (January 3, 2014). "Stockman Enters Legal Gray Area With Bitcoin Donations". Texas Tribune. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  13. Will Tucker (January 3, 2014). "Stockman rallies for Bitcoin". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  14. Todd Gillman (February 3, 2014). "Updated: Stockman, in NY for another Bitcoin event, skips more votes in House". Dallas News. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  15. Cameron Fuller (January 24, 2014). "New York's Bitcoin Center: Where The Cryptocurrency Elite And Newbies Gather". International Business Times. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Kim Lachance Shandrow (February 20, 2015). "'Days Felt Like Years': What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week". Entrepreneur. Retrieved August 2, 2018.

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