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BitcoinCenter Alumnus Runs for New York Attorney General

Manny Alicandro, an alumnus of Bitcoin Center NYC events and classes, is currently running for New York State Attorney General, following the news surrounding Former AG Eric Schneiderman’s resignation.

Alicandro is a former employee of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2014, where he was going to law school part time. After earning his degree, he left the exchange to work as a lawyer for JP Morgan & Chase, quantitative hedge fund MANA Partners LLC, as well as other firms.

New York state is a difficult state to do business in for cryptocurrency entrepreneurs. NYS’s regulatory regime around cryptocurrency, named the ‘Bitlicense’ has been hurting jobs and stifling innovation. Further, Alicandro is in the process of determining whether it is permissible for his campaign to accept donations in bitcoin, he added.

When asked, Bitcoin Center NYC Founder, Nick Spanos stated that, “His pro-crypto stance could have the potential to help fuel his underdog race,”.

We’re happy to hear what Manny is up to these days, it’s one of the many ways people of every background who came to Bitcoin Center NYC are changing the world right now.