BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE together
Twenty-five years ago most of us couldn’t have imagined how the internet would transform society by providing a world’s worth of knowledge to any connected computer.
Similarly ten years ago most of us weren’t able to imagine how the “shared economy” would transform and improve society. Uber, AirBnB, WeWork, Lyft showed that sharing resources was mor efficient that hoarding resources.
Today many experts predict that the changes that will be brought by “blockchain” enabled businesses will create even more profound changes as to how we live, work and play by spreading out information rather than concentrating it. The Florida Blockchain Foundation is your on-ramp to this exciting new distributed world.
Financial institutions, civic governments and entrenched infrastructures often use archaic methods to service our societal needs. There is a better way.
Blockchain technology has already disrupted countless industries for the better, opening a new world of possibility to consumers in banking, providing simpler ways to transfer funds, funding new ventures that benefit consumers, and making our communities more transparent. It’s time we leverage this underlying technology for the betterment of society as a whole, unleashing the potential of residents in partnership with government.
As a first step, we are introducing the Florida Blockchain Foundation with a mission in place to:
EDUCATE the public and our youth about the benefits of implementing blockchain technology through the creation of solid educational programming and new curricula in collaboration with each Industry and Universities to develop the next generation workforce.
ADVOCATE by collaborating with State and Federal legislator and all the blockchain and cryptocurrency organizations throughout the state to serve as a strong voice of the community.
PROMOTE Florida as a new global hub for distributed ledger technologies and the most advanced State in digital transformation of its industries into the 21st century.
DEVELOP technology solutions in collaboration with the main stakeholders per industry in Florida to assure local growth and interoperability of systems in order to transform Florida into a leading tech state.
Working with industry leaders and government agencies locally the Foundation is committed to transform Miami and Florida sector by sector starting with supply chain the main economic engine of South Florida and the best environment to develop Blockchain technologies.
FLORIDA SHOULD LEAD THE WAY
As the third-most populous state in the United States and fourth-largest economy with upwards of $950 billion in GDP, Florida plays an important role in the national conversation. But for too long the state has been known merely for tourism, agriculture and real estate.
Isn’t it time it leads in other areas?
The Florida economy will benefit tremendously by attracting Blockchain entrepreneurs and the exponential-growth companies they create. It stands poised to be a digital hub for the industry of the future, which will create high-paying jobs, increase the tax base and ultimately foster a more equitable economic landscape for all.
Florida Blockchain Foundation is committed to promote blockchain technology as an infrastructure layer between companies to exchange value and datas. The Foundation believes that a regional development per industry will benefit the State of Florida in terms of efficiency and jobs creations; starting with the Supply Chain sector which not only is the driver of South Florida's economy but also one of the most promising use of the distributed ledger technologies.
Miami being one of the largest freight hub in USA serving the North America, the Caribbean market, South America and now far east and Asia it's a natural fit for the sector. The Foundation has made partnerships with large organizations like Miami Dade Beacon Council, Florida Custom Brokers and Freight forwarders association, BITA (Blockchain Alliance for Transportation) and is organizing workshops on digital transformation to educate companies on how the technology can be implemented (coupled with IOT, AI, machine learning) and become an infrastructure layer for the entire sector.
The effort will be duplicated in Real Estate and Health Care working with the largest stakeholders to create the protocols and enrolling companies through workshops series after having assessed the needs, costs and benefits of the technology.
Stanley Rigaud, Director of Economic Development of The Miami Dade Beacon Council for Trade and Logistics
Gary Goldfarb, Chief Strategist Officer at Interport Logistics Group of Companies
Maurice Jenkins, Director of Information Systems and Telecommunication at Miami International Airport
OUR ADVISORY board MEMBERS
OUR executive team
OUR PARTNERS AND MEMBERS
Legislative – advocate at the local and state levels to enhance a crypto-friendly environment. This includes promoting the passing of sensible legislation that would spur job creation and incite favorable legal frameworks.
Educational – the youth in our society are what will ultimately create a brighter future for all. FBF aims to educate children at an early age, helping to train coders, programmers, technologists and blockchain thinkers.
Entrepreneurial – an important element of our mission is to spark ambitious projects locally that can scale globally. Florida is home to some of the world’s most entrepreneurial talent, and we’ll aim to foster that with our committee. Blockchain technology opens up an ocean of new entrepreneurial opportunities to bring new business models to life.
Investor – even the brightest entrepreneur can’t scale without funding. That has long been an insurmountable challenge outside of traditional monetary centers such as Silicon Valley and New York. Blockchain can solve this quandary in our backyard, and our committee will take a concerted approach to facilitate this.
Marketing – ultimately, none of our efforts will succeed if we don’t get the word out. Our marketing committee will harness the distinct skills of public relations professionals, social media mavens, digital marketing experts and event producers to educate the world about Florida’s benefits that go beyond sunny beaches and nightlife.
Tech – even the brightest entrepreneur can’t scale without funding. That has long been an insurmountable challenge outside of traditional monetary centers such as Silicon Valley and New York. Blockchain can solve this quandary in our backyard, and our committee will take a concerted approach to facilitate this.
Cybersecurity – our current technology changes at a rate most businesses can’t keep pace with, this lag introduces risk into any organization’s business operations. Our committee insists is overseeing programs and issue areas in cybersecurity and infrastructure protection with the revolutionizing blockchain technology.
Womens’ – encouraging leaders to learn and get involved with blockchain to help shape the direction of this emerging technology. Our committee strives to introduce more women to blockchain technology through networking and educational events such as conferences, hackathons, meet-ups, and work opportunities.
I. We believe that distributed ledger technology will allow people and companies to establish new protocols on how to exchange and protect their data.
II. We believe that through this collaborative network we will create economic growth with a more efficient and equitable ecosystem.
III. We believe in open-sourced societies, and therefore invite developers to work with our underlying protocol to build applications that will enhance our efforts.
IV. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and therefore their right to keep their savings, or spend their money, anywhere in the world
V. We believe in total transparency and that entrenched institutions are inherently closed environments, increasing the risk of fraud.
VI. We believe that waste, in any form or fashion, is unacceptable and that the State of Florida should operate with the highest levels of efficiency possible.
VII. We believe that legacy currencies are poorly conceived, benefit large institutions and are not inclusive for unbanked people of low socio-economic status.
VIII. We believe that every human has financial rights which should not be impeded, but rather be enhanced, by governments, regulators and financial institutions.
join our foundation
Whether or not you live in Florida, we are all interested in having the benefits of blockchain take hold in the United States and ensuring governments are on board as partners in our collective efforts.
As a member of the Florida Blockchain Foundation you will be able to:
Attend local events hosted by the Florida Blockchain Foundation to network with other members and donors
Widen your network to include community members from other major partners cities like Vera Cruz (Mexico), Marseille (France), Amsterdam and Rotterdam Netherlands, Cartagena (Colombia) and others.
Participate in Proof Of Concepts (POC) with other members and stakeholders of the local community.
Receive access to exclusive special offers and discounts codes on partner events.
Participate in the annual planning process for our advocacy efforts and education programs during monthly meetings.
Learn about blockchain related opportunities in your local community in other fields.
Help position Florida as a global blockchain and cryptocurrency hub and promote digital jobs.