MIAMI, FL – Miami will host the first-annual Blockchain Shift conference
(www.blockchainshift.io), bringing together leaders from industry, technology, finance and the
arts to celebrate the potential of distributed ledgers, crypto currencies and the democratization
of finance. The event will take place from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at Mana Wynwood (318
NW 23rd St, Miami). Blockchain Shift has already confirmed the participation of key sponsors
such as IBM, seriesOne and tZERO; as well as an array of A-list speakers including U.S.
elected officials, City Mayors, federal regulators, billionaire technologists and internationally-
“The ground is shifting beneath our feet, as technology advancements have disrupted virtually
every sector of society,” said Dan Viola, attorney, entrepreneur and Founder of Blockchain Shift.
“Our event will celebrate these advancements, while bridging the gap between a crypto crowd
and more advanced legacy industries that are beginning to understand blockchain is here to
The event agenda will feature a main stage for keynote addresses, panel discussions and
fireside chats; with topics ranging from Crypto Hedge Funds, Crypto Broker-Dealers, Banking
and Blockchain, Blockchain Solutions for Wall Street, Real Estate and Art, combined with a
current look at SEC, FINRA and FinCen regulations. A second stage for STOs to present to
accredited investors and receive general marketing and legal feedback. Finally, an exhibitor
space will serve as a place for engagement, networking and learning with unique lounge-style
seating that will be equipped with Bloomberg terminals and a live television broadcast so that
attendees can stay abreast of the markets and not miss the presentations on the main stage.
A sampling of confirmed speakers includes Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera,
Alchemist Co-Founder Steve Neyaroff, Jalak Jobanputra of Future/Perfect Ventures, Jon
Najarian of Investitute.com, Paul Brodsky of Pantera Capital, Chris Ferris of IBM’s Digital
Business Group, Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge, Nick Spanos of Blockchain Technologies,
the Mayor of Miami – Francis Suarez and of the Mayor of Coral Gables – Raul Valdes-Fauli.
Although the event has just been publicly announced, it has already made great strides with key
attendees and partnerships. Current partners include IBM, tZERO, Alchemist, seriesOne,
Americas Execution, LLC, AV Yachts, Security Token Partners, BitGo, CoinBoost, Securitize,
Ledger, Cohen & Co., Harneys, Empire Asset Management Company, Joseph Gunnar & Co,
A portion of the event proceeds will go toward funding the Florida Blockchain Foundation, a new
501c3 organization aimed to create a crypto-friendly state and hub for the Americas, by
stimulating high-paying jobs, increasing the tax base and ultimately fostering a more equitable
economic landscape for all. The organization will focus on advocacy, promotion and education
across our state.
“This event will serve as a catalyst to put Miami on the blockchain map,” said Alex Lopatine,
Managing Partner of Park Capital and Executive Chairman of Blockchain Shift. “We believe
quality content and having fun should not be mutually-exclusive, and that’s what Miami is all
about. The gorgeous weather, interesting people, favorable tax rates and friendly political
climate are the perfect ingredients to make our city a Crypto Hub, and Blockchain Shift aims to
celebrate this bright future.”
Blockchain Shift will place an equal emphasis on quality of experience, with curated sponsor
events, yacht excursions, curated food trucks, networking opportunities and Night Shift, an
unparalleled event featuring top-shelf spirits, internationally-renowned DJs and VIP bottle
service. Furthermore, the event will provide much-needed white glove approach, offering a
concierge app, accepting crypto for tickets and sponsorships, delivering badges pre-registered
to the hotel and preventing inconveniences such as long lines.
To learn more, purchase tickets, or explore our sponsorship opportunities, visit