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What is the Bitcoin Center?

Bitcoin Center NYC is the only place in the U.S. dedicated to promoting Bitcoin, educating the public, and hosting the local Bitcoin community. In other words, we are THE place for Bitcoin! We have a strong following in the New York Bitcoin community and our events often feature and are attended by prominent figures in the Bitcoin world. But this is not enough. We will not rest until every man, woman, and child has a Bitcoin wallet and is transacting in Bitcoin!

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Founded by Nick Spanos, an accomplished entrepreneur who cut his teeth in real estate, Bitcoin Center NYC first opened with a kick-off New Year’s Eve party on December 31st 2013. More than four years later, we are still the premier name in Bitcoin in NYC. Located at 157 Prince Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan where they share the space with Spanos’ other venture, Blockchain Technologies Corp., we’ve created a place where people can walk in and learn about Bitcoin at any time. 

The Bitcoin Center is open 7 days a week to shed light on the world of Bitcoin to whoever walks in our doors! Our staff can provide an overview of Bitcoin on the spot or register guests for our comprehensive Bitcoin courses, offering everything from a basic “101” to expert level topics all taught by our enthusiastic Bitcoin/Blockchain expert, “Professor” Ben Young.

In addition, Bitcoin Center NYC seeks out any Bitcoin activity in the city and sends representatives. Representatives have met with politicians and the press to educate them on Bitcoin and answer any questions they may have, as well as harboring and growing the local New York Bitcoin community.

We are also proud to serve as an incubator for Bitcoin startups; providing valuable business experience, networking opportunities, and access to interested investors. In addition, our staff is on hand to provide their Bitcoin and marketing expertise to these budding companies. Our communications team is always available to answer any press questions about Bitcoin.

  • From what I can tell, the center recently closed down. I’ve visited there a few times in the past http://debanked.com

    • The moved due to the bitlicense making any venue hosting bitcoin p2p trading illegal.

      • Where did they move to? Are they still in NYC?

        • Mike Carter

          25 Cleveland Place in NYC. I’m going tomorrow, I will report back if it is still open and functioning. Apparently, they have 2 BTC machines, one for buying and one that buys and sells.

          • Mike Carter

            Def up and operational. There is one BTC ATM in a Vape Shop.. you can both buy and sell BTC from it. Very cool. You do need to provide a phone number in order to receive a verification code, other than that it’s cash only so no paper trail, if you’re concerned about that type of thing. 🙂

          • Thanks. I’d be interested to know if they’re still around.

          • ben_btc

            We have moved into our “corporate offices” at 157 Prince Street, working on other bitcoin/blockchain-related projects right now. Hoping to re-open a public Bitcoin Center some day soon.

            We do have a buy/sell Bitcoin ATM available at our current location.

  • Joe the Plumber

    the headquarters is OPEN
    157 Prince street

  • Regan Straley

    If you’re planning to visit Bitcoin Center at 157 Prince Street to learn about Bitcoin and how to buy it, don’t bother. It’s nothing but a Bitcoin ATM in a real estate office, where no one will help you. There’s a developer office upstairs, but if there’s anyone there, they won’t help you either. This website is nonsense, and so is Bitcoin Center to anyone who is new to Bitcoin.

    • CryptoMike

      Thanks for sharing, if I can offer any advise or assistance feel free to email me at mikebitcc@gmail.com

      • Regan Straley

        Sorry my comment was so negative, but I’m getting frustrated trying to find a secure way to buy some Bitcoin. For whatever reason, my credit union and Coinbase can’t seem to agree enough to get my bank account or debit card verified for use. I’ve made multiple attempts to verify my bank account, and in each case my statement only shows Coinbase making one small deposit instead of the two it requires me to report to them. Attempts to verify my debit card automatically fail because fraud alerts are triggered by any activity outside the U.S., in this case the UK, even though Coinbase is supposed to be U.S.-based. I was only in NYC for the day when I stopped by Bitcoin Center hoping someone could walk me through the process of buying Bitcoin on an ATM. I tried it but I don’t use a smartphone and am not familiar with the use of paper and brain wallets. Anyway, it’s frustrating to watch what’s happening in the cryptocurrency world and not be able to participate.

        • CryptoMike

          It’s good your looking for support so you can get involved. A friend of mine lost 50k by not being able to get involve when he wanted to invest 5k. So here is my advise. Coinbase is partner with gdax.com if you go to http://www.gdax.com login will be your same coinbase info. Verify your account with ID ect. and the best way is to do a wire transfer so you can get your money bin USD into the account then buy crypto. Another option is to click add account see the banks they work with and sign up to once of those banks and do a wire transfer to that account then to gdax.com
          Your transaction will appear in coinbase or the coinbase app. Fees are cheaper with Gdax. If you want to learn how to maximize your investment I offer free training videos and skype and show people what I am doing. A 1000 investment can earn your a profit daily. I use 3 platforms to do lending, trading and can share my knowledge with you. Let me know if this advise helps, other option is sign up at http://www.gemini.com another US based exchange that works with some additional banks.

    • Manana Samuseva

      Oh, thanks! I just wanted to go))