Why Is New York State Experiencing a Bitcoin Boom?

A bitcoin mining operation is opening this month at the site of the last working coal plant in New York State, northeast of Niagara Falls. A former aluminum plant in Massena, currently one of the largest cryptocurrency sites in the United States, is expanding across the state. And in Owego, metal recycling king with 11.3 […]

Can a Green Economy Boom Town be Built to Last?

When the factory cut production in the 2000s and closed in 2015, Normal felt the strain as white-collar workers were laid off. Suppliers left and many workers left to look for new work. Uptown, an elegant brick-accented neighborhood with a restored 1930s theater and suddenly an oversized couple’s hotel, has become a monument to the […]

Teens Make Money From NFT Art Boom

Last fall, Randi Hipper decided to “go deep in the crypto space,” as she recently said. After hearing about NFTs on Twitter and other social media platforms, Ms. Hipper, a 17-year-old senior at Brooklyn’s Xaverian High School, began posting her own digital artworks – cartoonish and self-referential pieces cruising in the car with a Bitcoin […]