Some lawmakers are trying to pause bitcoin mining in New York. They’re facing an uphill battle.

Energy-sucking bitcoin operations are taking over old polluting power plants and siphoning off hydropower from the public.

New York State

What makes New York vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?

The federal government has urged local governments and private businesses across the country to step up cybersecurity measures.

Interviews & Profiles

Jason Myles Clark steps in to lead Tech:NYC

The new executive director talked about workforce development and championing the city’s tech sector.

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.


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.


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.


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?

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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.


How New York is subsidizing Amazon

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


Fighting the digital divide with tribally owned fiber

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


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.


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.