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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  10/13/2020
BlockSpaces, Inc
CONTACT: Rosa Shores rosa@blockspaces.io
 
INNOVATION EXPERT, MICHELLE ROYAL, JOINS BLOCKSPACES BOARD OF ADVISORS
 
TAMPA, Fla., October 13, 2020 -- Michelle Royal, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group), has joined the BlockSpaces Board of Advisors as the company continues to combine their core blockchain technology capabilities with innovative enterprise software expertise ahead of the rollout of their core iPaaS, BlockSpaces Connect.

“Michelle brings an extremely rare and unique blend of business acumen and emerging technology expertise that is critical for our team to incorporate into the design of our platform,” said Shores. “Additionally, for the last five years, Michelle has served as a consultant for an exclusive community of blockchain experts in support of implementing this emergent tech, and we look forward to continuing to leverage their collective expertise across policy, infrastructure and development of new business ideas.”
 
Royal is a 20 year innovation expert using proven methods to create breakthroughs in strategic business growth. Focused on enterprise level digital transformations, Royal has helped her clients prioritize and implement innovation portfolios that enhance market leadership, define new pathways for growth, and enhance the client facing experience of the company services. Using the RIDG Business Innovation and Leadership Design (pronounced BI+LD) program, Royal aligns the executive strategy to maximize impact and profit with their organizations’ latent and unproven ideas. This work has often led to six-to eight-figure returns on client growth, all using principles applied through the RIDG unique methods. 
 
“Blockspaces is a leader in the application of enterprise level blockchain solutions, across industries, technologies and applications”, said Royal. “Most importantly for global and enterprise companies and their mid-market partners, Blockspaces’ expert knowledge was formed and mastered within the earliest groups of coders, developers and users from 10 years ago. They are like a skilled surgeon, advancing the cutting edge and relevant medicine of this technology. Blockpaces can target with laser precision the application of blockchain to innovate security, identity and real time data applications, while working within legacy systems, and I am delighted to be a part of their growth.”

Royal joins Gregory Pierce (CCG Analytics;DXC Technology;Concerto Cloud/Tribridge) who serves as Chairman of the Board and James Olson (AgileThought) The additions also complement the leadership and business model changes the company made earlier this year , which are being led by Chuck Dyer, BlockSpaces COO, formerly with DXC Technologies, and Chris Tyler, the company’s CTO, from IBM, who joined founders Rosa Shores and Gabe Higgins in late 2019.

About BlockSpaces

Founded in 2017, BlockSpaces is an end-to-end tech company that connects blockchains to existing business applications through a seamless, easy API based platform, BlockSpaces Connect. Dedicated to accelerating enterprise blockchain adoption, the company combines advisory, technical functionality, and industry focused support through their core PaaS to provide business value to an ecosystem of client innovators. The company works out of the Downtown Tampa Innovation Hub, Embarc Collective. For more information, visit https://blockspaces.io/
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 12:33

BlockSpaces, Pocket Network Announce Partnership

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Tampa, FL— October 6 , 2020
—  Today, BlockSpaces released a new Node-As-A-Service product feature to their core blockchain integration platform, BlockSpaces Connect, and announced the product will be immediately supporting Pocket Network. The partnership culminates after years of mutual support between the two blockchain-focused organizations around the emerging technology.

“As a local company I am beyond excited to see Blockspaces jump into the Node Provider service to support Pocket Network,” said Michael O’Rourke, CEO of Pocket Network. ”As professionals in the space with years of experience, Blockspaces is perfectly positioned to provide an increasingly growing number of services for the Pocket protocol with security and integrity.”

“For years, BlockSpaces has remained focused on blockchain technology from an agnostic perspective, and we have seen the value in the entire spectrum of it’s innovation”,  said Gabe Higgins, BlockSpaces’ CBO/CoFounder. “We’ve known for a long time that Pocket is on the forefront of distributing cost-effective, highly-reliable access to various blockchain networks and uniting them as a unified Blockchain API layer. We are excited to support their efforts as fully decentralized systems become the standard and play a crucial role in the rapid advancement of this protocol and inevitable movement toward a multi-blockchain world.”

BlockSpaces Connect is BlockSpaces’ B2B  Platform-As-A-Service (iPaaS) that enables business focused integration of both public and private blockchains with day-to-day business applications by leveraging an extensible, connector-based framework. “As blockchain technology becomes more pervasive across industries and business processes, it is becoming more apparent that systems will involve communication and integration with multiple blockchain networks and other technologies, as well as seamless integration into legacy applications,” said Higgins. “This partnership enables businesses to gain the benefits of both private and public blockchains, depending on their application use case, by leveraging the decentralized infrastructure of the Pocket Network.”

Some of the most current leading use cases for blockchain in business are in supply chain, provenance of goods, financial transactions, and decentralized identity. Today, the early adopters of blockchain have built applications specific to the use case, whether that is food safety, logistics and tracking, digital trust and identity management, or building a marketplace for trusted suppliers and buyers. These are generally stand-alone applications built with different protocols and technologies and they’re managed by different organizations within different environments.

“Our goal has always been to provide cloud enablement to our customers as they begin to actively participate in blockchain networks”,  said BlockSpaces COO, Chuck Dyer. “The success of Pocket Network and their node operators is something we are excited to be a part of.

About BlockSpaces:

BlockSpaces is dedicated to accelerating enterprise blockchain adoption. Combining advisory, technical functionality, and industry focused support with a core integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), BlockSpaces Connect™, the company provides business value to an ecosystem of client innovators.

For more information on BlockSpaces, please visit https://blockspaces.io.

About Pocket Network:

Pocket Network is a unified Blockchain API protocol that provides applications decentralized access to the full spectrum of blockchain data, starting with Ethereum, while node operators and infrastructure providers earn $POKT, it’s native cryptocurrency, in exchange for servicing application requests in a completely censorship-resistant manner.

For more information on Pocket, please visit https://pokt.network.

Friday, 02 October 2020 14:16

BlockSpaces presenting at Florida Venture Forum

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We are proud to have been chosen to present at the The Florida Early Stage Capital Conference, hosted by the Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation, on October 14th and 15th.

This virtual conference will offer informative breakout sessions, one-on-one meetings between companies and investors, selected company presentations, and more!

The conference also will feature the 10th annual Statewide Collegiate Start-up Competition, attracting the “best of the best” competitors, representing Florida’s major colleges and universities.   For more information and to purchase tickets:  https://flventure.org.
Blockchain technology and solar energy are both cutting-edge emerging technologies and industries. Both have the ability to deliver incredible innovations, alongside optimisations of existing processes. There have been extensive discussions among businesses and society surrounding these two sectors separately—but there has been little discussion about the potential of them working together. 

Making the switch to solar energy is growing rapidly and it’s having an impact on the American environment and economy.
  • At the end of 2018, the U.S. had 64.2 GW of installed solar–enough to power 12.3 million American homes.
  • Solar energy accounts for 1.6% of total U.S. electricity generation.
  • The US. installed 10.6 GW of solar in 2018 alone.
  • Solar has ranked either first or second in capacity added to the U.S. electric total every year since 2013.
  • There are over 1.47 million solar panels in use across the contiguous 48 states, according to satellite machine learning from researchers at Stanford.
  • American solar power offsets over 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year, which is like planting almost 1.2 billion trees.
  • America has over 242,000 solar workers – more than the coal, oil, and natural gas industries combined!
  • The sun produces enough energy every second to cover earth’s needs for 500,000 years.
  • Based on average solar production across the U.S., it would take about 21,250 square miles of solar panels to meet the country’s electric needs. That’s about 0.5% of American land, and about half of the 40,223 square miles leased by oil and gas.
  • 89% of Americans support more solar farms.
 
With that being said, blockchain technology and solar energy provide a mutualistic relationship; for the distributed energy resources to work with the grid and local distributed system, blockchain has the potential to be the key enabler of that energy network. The traditional energy grid is still centralized, and it remains subservient to it. This old system is fundamentally flawed for the challenges of this new era in renewable, solar energy. The decentralized nature of blockchain could provide a particularly useful answer to the existing problems we see within energy networks around the world. The decentralization of energy systems would democratize information and allow individuals to make better-informed decisions. As a tool, blockchain smart grids could help to reduce inequality and provide cheaper, cleaner energy to areas with developed electricity grids and areas lacking energy access. Blockchain could be one of the many solutions to long term reduction of carbon emissions and help promote sustainable development across the globe. A smarter electricity grid that could give consumers transparent energy choices could push for more integration of clean energy. Cost effective forms of energy, such as renewables, are set to be the market’s favorite choice and could help propel clean energy as a mainstream option.

Due to the reality that the climate crisis is getting worse—in recent weeks and months we’ve seen substantial bush-fires burning on opposite hemispheres with huge parts of Australia and California/Oregon ablaze and witnessing one of the busiest hurricane seasons on record—today’s 25-year timeline will be sped up substantially. Ultimately the push towards greater solar adoption with blockchain is a matter of opportunity and necessity. The sooner this is realized, the sooner nations will be able to seize on such opportunities, and avoid the desperation of decisions made by necessity. I believe that the convergence of blockchain technology and solar energy can create numerous lucrative opportunities for companies focused on solving these energy and climate challenges and can help individuals access renewable energy.
Friday, 18 September 2020 12:18

James Olson Joins BlockSpaces Board of Advisors

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TAMPA, Fla., September 16, 2020 -- James Olson, former Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for AgileThought, has joined the BlockSpaces Board of Advisors as the company continues to combine their core blockchain technology capabilities with innovative enterprise software expertise.

"We are thrilled to have James as part of our growing advisory board,” said Rosa Shores, BlockSpaces, cofounder/CEO.  “We look forward to leveraging his breadth of in-depth knowledge and insights of enterprise product design and B2B rollout strategies as we go to market with our blockchain integration PaaS, BlockSpaces Connect. We have had a great partnership with AgileThought since mid-2019, so having James officially on board is a big win for our team.”

Olson brings over 20 years of Big Four management consulting experience in designing and delivering customer experience strategies and operational transformation for clients in the financial services, retail, automotive, hospitality, government, and pharmaceutical sectors. Additionally, as Managing Director at Autometrics, Inc., he led the launch of the firm's marketing and sales analytics platform in the United States. “To achieve the desired business outcomes from investment in blockchain, large enterprise companies rely on building their network with multiple business partners and vendors,” said Olson. “Working with BlockSpaces to bridge this gap and accelerate the integration with mid-market companies is truly a unique opportunity.”

The addition complements the company's recent appointment of Gregory Pierce as Chairman of the Board who brings decades of enterprise software experience to the organization as current EVP Cloud at CCG Analytics; Former Chief Cloud Officer DXC Technology; and Co-founder and Chief Cloud Officer of Concerto Cloud Services, an affiliate of Microsoft Dynamics 365 integrator Tribridge, which was acquired by DXC Technology in 2017. The additions also complement the leadership and business model changes made recently, which are being led by Chuck Dyer, BlockSpaces COO, formerly with DXC Technologies, and Chris Tyler, the company’s CTO, from IBM, who joined founders Rosa Shores and Gabe Higgins earlier this year.

About BlockSpaces

Founded in 2017, BlockSpaces is an end-to-end tech company that connects blockchains to existing business applications through a seamless, easy API based platform, BlockSpaces Connect. Dedicated to accelerating enterprise blockchain adoption, the company combines advisory, technical functionality, and industry focused support through their core PaaS to provide business value to an ecosystem of client innovators. The company works out of the Downtown Tampa Innovation Hub, Embarc Collective. For more information, visit https://blockspaces.io/
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BlockSpaces is dedicated to accelerating enterprise blockchain adoption. Combining advisory, technical functionality, and industry focused support with our core platform, BlockSpaces Connect™, we provide business value to an ecosystem of client innovators.


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