Analysis: Crypto companies bet new mayor will make New York digital asset hub

Analysis: Crypto companies bet new mayor will make New York digital asset hub

Jan 12 (Reuters) – With U.S. cities such as Miami and Austin trying to court digital asset companies, John Wu was unsure whether to make New York City the permanent home of his cryptocurrency and blockchain start-up Ava Labs – until Eric Adams was elected mayor in November.Wu said the election of Adams, a bitcoin-enthusiast … Read more

Miami and New York race to become the country’s crypto capital : NPR

Miami and New York race to become the country's crypto capital : NPR

Left: Miami skyline Right: NYC skyline. Miami and New York City are competing to become the country’s crypto capital. Lynne Sladky/AP; Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lynne Sladky/AP; Patrick Smith/Getty Images Left: Miami skyline Right: NYC skyline. Miami and New York City are competing to become the country’s crypto capital. Lynne Sladky/AP; Patrick … Read more

Upstate New York Hospitals Are Overwhelmed as Covid Cases Surge

Upstate New York Hospitals Are Overwhelmed as Covid Cases Surge

Covid-19 is widespread in Warren County, where there are 93 cases per 100,000 residents, about 5 times the rate in New York City. The virus test positivity rate is 12 percent, compared to 2 percent in New York City.Yet masking in local stores in Glens Falls appeared uncommon, even as urgent care centers and hospitals … Read more

New York governor warns of Covid rise as US braces for Omicron arrival | New York

New York, one of the states hit hardest and earliest by Covid-19, is taking steps to limit a new winter wave of infections as transmission rates approach those of April 2020 and the US braces for the Omicron variant, discovered in southern Africa.Late on Friday, Governor Kathy Hochul said: “While the new Omicron variant has … Read more

cryptocurrencies: New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams envisions crypto paychecks for all

cryptocurrencies: New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams envisions crypto paychecks for all

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams said he wants to explore ways that might allow New Yorkers to be paid directly in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as he seeks to turn the city into a hub for innovation. Speaking to reporters in Puerto Rico, where he is attending the Somos Puerto Rico Conference, an annual … Read more

New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

New York hospitals fire, suspend staff who refuse COVID vaccine

NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and resulting staff shortages prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference the city’s hospitals were … Read more