A group of Chicago entrepreneurs and investors have launched the city's first bitcoin and blockchain hub.
The incubator's advisory board comprises prominent entrepreneurs including Andrew Filipowski – chairman of the centre and another founding partner of Tally Capital; Don Wilson, founder and CEO of DRW Trading; Jeff Garzik, bitcoin core developer and Luke Sully, director of advisory services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Alongside the launch, 1871 announced it will accept bitcoin payments, enabling its tenants to pay their rent with the cryptocurrency.
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