Technology

Energy & Environment

Can Bitcoin mining become a campaign issue?

Jumaane Williams is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to put a stop to proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.

Technology

What you need to know about Eric Adams and cryptocurrency

The new mayor is converting his first paycheck into Bitcoin and Ethereum in a bid to make New York City a cryptocurrency capital.

Technology

Adams orders consolidation of city tech agencies under one authority

Reorganization seems to answer the calls of civic technologists looking for more efficiency.

New York City

Is the future of open data in NYC going to be decentralized storage?

The city's open data on demographics, air quality and legal notices was uploaded to Filecoin’s distributed network to evaluate its security and reliability.

New York City

Could Eric Adams’ new tech chief bring NYC out of the dark ages?

Matthew Fraser will serve as chief technology officer, a new position that seems set to carry expanded authority.

Technology

5 ways Eric Adams could revamp how NYC uses tech

Adams has championed New York City as a home for tech companies. Can he make his own city’s technology work?

Technology

Will New York pull the plug on Bitcoin mining?

The state blocked two new power plants for not aligning with new climate goals, and environmentalists hope cryptocurrency mining plants will get the boot next.

Technology

How New York is subsidizing Amazon

Local agencies across the state lure the retail giant to town using generous tax incentives.

Technology

Fighting the digital divide with tribally owned fiber

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe launched its own broadband network in a previously unserved area.

Technology

Will New Yorkers need to download another vaccine passport app?

New York City will launch its own vaccine passport app next month on top of the state-run Excelsior Pass.

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Personality

How Elon Musk can save New York

The tech billionaire has so much more to offer than electric garbage trucks. Like tiny submarines and dubious investment advice.

New York City

NYC launches website to highlight social equity outcomes

New data shows the city’s race and gender gaps on health, economic and educational indicators.

Andrew Cuomo

How Cuomo wants to safeguard your data

A proposal in Cuomo’s executive budget would make it harder for companies to share and sell user data but some say it only scratches the surface of privacy concerns.

Technology

Vaccine website frustrations point to larger government tech problems

New York had months to prepare for rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, and yet signing up for a vaccination is complicated and difficult. Here’s why.

New York State

Ideas for a new New York

Experts, advocates and lawmakers on the ambitious policies that could remake New York after the pandemic.

Technology

How the new normal could narrow New York’s digital divide

State lawmakers and activists say better late than never in expanding Internet access for millions of people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Education

The inequities of remote learning

New reports reveal that students still do not have tablets or internet service required to participate in remote classes.