Earlier this year, Mayor Suarez of Miami, Florida stated that he intended to make Miami a major hub for technology and cryptocurrency. His progressive leadership has already established Miami as a rising hot-spot that is embracing blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and supporting the tech industry overall. Miami has long been viewed as a “center of culture and innovation in the U.S.” and over the last year, Suarez has promoted efforts to make Miami the “Bitcoin Capital of the World.” …

On July 21, I attended a fascinating webinar hosted by CommPRO. The webinar was called Democratizing Data & Financial Services Solutions. This webinar gave insight and predictions as to where we are in the world of financial communication and financial technology and where we may be going. Although there were several speakers with incredible panels, the one I am going to speak of was my personal favorite; it included an interview with Mr. Leo Melamed.

GDA Capital’s Europe Disruptive Investments Summit: Webinar Highlights

On July 15, I attended GDA Capital’s Europe Disruptive Investments Summit, which included several speakers from different industries. GDA Capital specializes in serving financial technology, blockchain, and digital asset companies. GDA Capital provides digital asset companies with access to growth capital, as well as providing access to advisory services on digital asset transactions.” In this brief blog I am going to discuss two of the most memorable panels and discussions led by speakers.

Mass Adoption of Disruptive Technology: led by Nell Dally, Kimberly Adams, Valerian Bennett, and Andrew Kononykhin

From this panel it was evident that there is a great need for education in order for mass adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain to be achieved. The…

On July 6th, DC Finance, a global family office and high net worth individual community, hosted a webinar, “The World of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies,”that included several speakers and an audience from all over the world. In this brief recap, I am going to highlight some of the speakers that most stood out to me:

The first speaker and panel that I found fascinating was one led by Diana Adachi, Partner, True North Impact, along with Susanne Somerville, CEO, Chronicled and Lucas Perez, Co-founder of Health My Project. Ms. Adachi along with her peers discussed the applicability of blockchain technology to…

“Coins.” “Crypto.” “Bitcoin.” We hear these terms quite frequently in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology; but, what exactly is a “stablecoin?” You may see the ticker USDC on your digital wallet but wonder what it really is? I know I did.

Stablecoins are an interesting subset of cryptocurrency and have ample emerging use cases. After you read this article, you may not be overlooking USDC, along with many other stablecoins, any longer.

Collateralized Crypto: The Stablecoin

Stablecoins are a class of digital currency that are collateralized by the value of an underlying asset. Essentially, they aim to resemble traditional and stable currencies…

Miami Bitcoin Conference 2021 & Its Aftermath

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On June 4 and 5, Miami hosted the largest Bitcoin event in the world and one of the first in-person crypto conferences since the pandemic. After a year of quarantine, Twitter had come to life; the jargon around NFTs, Bitcoin, and blockchain flowed, just like the sun and nightlife there. More than 12,000 people from around the world converged on Miami and the conference. Speakers, investors, and scholars gathered in Miami; and, officials welcomed the attendees in hopes of attracting Miami as the new tech hub spot. Mile long lines were seen Friday…

Featuring my My ‘UnFURgettable’ Fosters

On Saturday June 12, I hosted a foster Pawty. My foster pups were invited back to my house with their dog brothers or sisters, human siblings and parents, and dog friends who were involved in their foster journey for a fun filled day and reunion. This was probably one of the best days of my life.

Let me recap how I even got into dog rescue and fostering before talking about the Pawty!

In Spring 2020, I graduated from Tulane University and had intentions of taking a gap year before heading to Law School at the University of Miami. During…

Cryptocurrency coins and tokens are unique subclasses of digital assets; however, many people often use the terms cryptocurrency coins and tokens interchangeably. While the two may have similar properties, they are different in numerous ways.

A Token For Your Thoughts

A token is a subset of cryptocurrency and a unit of value that is developed on top of another pre-existing blockchain network. The majority of the time, tokens are programable, permissionless, trustless, and transparent; most tokens exist to be used with decentralized applications. Tokens can hold value and be exchanged on a trading platform. Additionally, tokens may represent physical assets…

Over the past few weeks, significant attention has been drawn to the environmental impact of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. One of the many causes of this environmental exposure and movement was driven by a tweet by Elon Musk. Musk stated that Tesla would not accept Bitcoin any longer and the company would hold onto the crypto asset until environmental consequences of Bitcoin ameliorate. Additionally Musk tweeted, “To be clear, I strongly believe in crypto, but it can’t drive a massive increase in fossil fuel use, especially coal.” Another related quote of his is illustrated below:

Prior to the development and mass adoption of the internet, many were skeptical of its capabilities and influence. In a 1995 Newsweek article, Clifford Stoll stated, “The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.” In his piece he declares with confidence that the “internet won’t change anything.” Little did he know it would change the world.

The rise of the internet was impressive; and, although Bitcoin may be behind the internet’s timeline relating to commercial use cases…

Jordana Cohen

Associate at Alpha Sigma Capital; University of Miami School of Law Class of 2024; Magna cum laude graduate from Tulane University Business School.

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