Understanding Blockchain and Crypto

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Date/Time
Date(s) - March 16, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Embarc Collective

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Speakers:

Rosa Shores
CEO – BlockSpaces

Gabe Higgins
CBO – BlockSpaces

Rob Cheaney
Software Engineer – Celsius Network

Sam Desai
Community Ambassador – Celsius Network

Rosa Shores

Rosa Shores is a 9-year veteran in the blockchain industry and is the co-founder/CEO of BlockSpaces, a company that provides blockchain integration software for connecting business applications with blockchain networks, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. She is the former Vice President of the Florida Blockchain Business Association, which is dedicated to ensuring that business-friendly, industry-led legislation is promoted in the state, and continues to serve as that organization’s Corporate and Community Engagement Committee Chair. She is a member of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Ag Innovation Work Group, as well as a member of the Blockchain Task Force for the national Produce Marketing Association, and serves as a mentor for the University of Arkansas Blockchain Center of Excellence.

 

Gabe Higgins

Gabe Higgins is an author, speaker, investor, and the Co-Founder/Chief Blockchain Officer of BlockSpaces, a company that provides blockchain integration software for connecting business applications with blockchain networks, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. As an early adopter of Bitcoin, he has been active in the cryptocurrency space since 2012 and is the lead organizer for the largest Bitcoin and blockchain meetup groups in Florida. He is a Subject Matter Expert speaker with university leaders and government organizations including the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and the Florida Blockchain Task Force. Since 2014, he has been an advisor to VC-backed cryptocurrency companies and has advised private corporations about adopting digital assets and blockchain technology. He is the co-author of “Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption, and Redemption of Money” outlining a case for why Bitcoin is morally superior to money from a biblical perspective.

Rob Cheaney

Rob is an experienced full-stack software engineer who has primarily focused on building small-scale web-focused software solutions for a variety of DoD-focused initiatives.

He currently works at Celsius Network as a Software Engineer. Prior to Celsius, he worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory architecting, designing, and developing software solutions to solve challenging problems ranging from real-time situational awareness and control for the testing of unmanned autonomous vehicles to data processing and management of data used for weapon systems analysis. Rob has a BS in Mathematical Sciences and a Minor in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Information Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. In his free time, Rob enjoys video games, playing sports, working out/exercising, and stuffing his face with delicious food.

Sam Desai

Sam is a Community Ambassador with Celsius Network, creating educational & digital content in the Crypto space. He has been involved in Crypto since 2016 when he first learned about Bitcoin at a Tech Camp for his son. Being very fascinated with this concept of blockchain technology & digital finance, he became an avid student and wanted to learn as much as he could. In 2019 he learned about Celsius Network and after doing extensive research and comparing all other companies in the space, he was convinced that Celsius was the best for him to earn a steady passive income vs. trading his crypto assets. In 2021 he became a Community Ambassador and plans to work with Celsius Network to educate and bring the next 100 Million people to Crypto!