The world of cryptocurrency is advancing at a rapid pace. There are daily stories in the media about its ascendancy.
This introductory walking tour is designed for the cryptocurrency novice; it will provide a primer on this emerging technology and financial system. In addition to explaining the fundamentals of cryptocurrency, the tour compares and contrasts cryptocurrency with our central banking system and government-issued fiat currency (cash). The route will include The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Hall, the Merchant’s Exchange, and the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues.
J.A Squires will lead the tour; he is a former Registered Representative for major American brokerage E. F. Hutton & Co, where he trained in investment strategies and was licensed to sell stocks, bonds, commodities, and insurance. Since 2012, J.A. has been a full-time NYC Tour Guide focused primarily on Financial District walking tours. While exploring, you will learn the following:
- What is a cryptocurrency, and how does it differ from fiat currency? What is its history, and who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the messiah-like figure behind the launch of Bitcoin in 2009?
- What are the five (5) layers of crypto decentralization, and why is each layer crucial to its future success?
- What is a “Ponzi scheme,” and why is this fraud so prevalent in crypto? Is the currency subject to the same government regulations as traditional banking institutions?
- What are the best arguments for and against crypto when contrasted with our central banking financial system (i.e., the pros and cons of crypto compared to our current economic system)?
- What does the future hold? Is crypto a natural evolution of our financial system or an unworkable hyped-up form of fool’s gold?
The tour will present an entertaining and balanced view of the emerging role of digital currency. Ultimately, you will have a basic understanding of this complicated and sometimes confusing new world of cryptocurrency.
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HAPPY CLIENTS REVIEW
"Thank you Fred for an awesome tour! I love the fact that this tour not only includes easy transport from Midtown Manhattan out to Dyker Heights and a walking tour of some of the best holiday lights but also includes a tour and history of everything we pass on the way there and more holiday lights on the way back!! A wonderful way to see NYC during the holiday season!!"
"Fabulous tour- the whole family enjoyed it- the bus ride to Brooklyn was so informative and full of snippets of facts and information about the districts we passed through- yes it’s pricey but we had so much more for our money"
"JA was so educated - wise - funny - learned so much on the tour . He led us through the streets - but gave guests option to walk on their own"
"Large bus tour with on board guide. Left on time with a mix of families, couples, both old and young. Guide was knowledgeable, informative, but a bit corny. Drove through several Manhattan areas including Chelsea, Meatpacking, then Dyker Heights (the crown jewel), Brooklyn for Manhattan skyline view, Washington Square and Rockefeller Center. Dyker heights was crowded and the group moved slow, but we were free to explore on our own as we had the departure time and location spelled out. Lights are ridiculously amazing and worth the trip. The tour bus will drop you off at the numbered cross streets as you make your way north on 5th (?) Ave. to Rockefeller, but you'll miss the famous tree. Otherwise, tour ends and you need to find your way back to your hotel (there is a subway station at Rockefeller, FWIW)."
"We really enjoyed the Christmas lights. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained during the bus ride to Dyker Heights providing a lot of interesting information about NYC. Once you arrive to Dyker Heights It can be a bit fast paced for some people if you choose to stay with the tour guide which I highly recommend if you don’t want to get lost. Forget about stopping to get hot chocolate or ice cream and treats from vendors. You won’t have time and will be left behind if you do, you have the option to go your own way and see the lights at your own pace but it’s better to follow the guide as he has some interesting info about some of the houses. This tour gets you into the holiday spirit 😊. I recommend this tour."
"The guide is wonderful the lights are beautiful this should be on everyone's bucket list. We have done this 2 years in a row and still learn something new each trip."
"Our guide Dave I believe his name was , he has so much knowlegde of New York. Everything was beautiful so worth it"
"I’ve wanted to do this tour for ages so when we booked our dream trip to NYC from the UK, this was a must on the list. It did not disappoint. We were picked up and greeted by the lovely Ray. He was amazing, so knowledgeable and funny telling us everything he knows, it was a lot! Once at Dyker Heights, Ray takes you around some of the best decorated houses you’ll ever see whilst constantly giving you Information. He showed an interest in his guests, where they were from etc. That was really nice. The houses blow you away. Some really get into the festive period. We came on the 1st December so not everyone had decorated but it was an incredible experience. I highly recommended this tour and trip. We’ll definitely do it again when we come back."
"Fred was an amazing guide from historical facts, to knowledge of all the trials, to amazing fun and laughter through the whole tour. Highly recommend. Even for those NYC residents who have never ventured into the North Woods (me)."
"Fred the tour guide was wonderful and knew so many people in the Park and on the tour. We walked a lot and there were some steep parts"