BlockSpaces is a specialized education and development center for blockchain technology. Founded in Tampa, Florida in early 2018, the space was built organically by the community in response to the needs of the rapidly emerging industry. It quickly became known as a trusted hub of information about cryptocurrency/blockchain technology from knowledgeable, experienced professionals in a friendly environment.
In 2013, a little known, fringe technology called “bitcoin” caught the interest of Gabe Higgins and Rosa Shores. After months of research, with little available information and a desire to meet others who understood this new thing referred to as “cryptocurrency”, the couple decided to organize a meetup and, in early 2014, the Tampa Bay Bitcoin meetup was born. Although attendance would spike and was based on the price of bitcoin throughout the years, a solid core of attendees began to settle as understanding and promise of the potential of blockchain technology and adoption of cryptocurrencies grew. In 2017, blockchain entered a hyper-growth phase as meetups began attracting hundreds of new enthusiasts and developers interested in learning and working together. It became obvious that a dedicated space was needed to answer the needs of the community, and with their support, BlockSpaces opened its doors in March 2018.
In a collaborative learning environment, BlockSpaces is now home to several blockchain startups and offers a variety of cryptocurrency/blockchain related meetups, educational classes, bootcamps, workshops, and hackathons daily, in addition to blockchain development services.
BlockSpaces is truly a community working together for a shared vision, which is realizing that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology could be one of the most important discoveries in history. BlockSpaces has managed to attract some of the best and brightest minds in the Tampa area to achieve that vision and to encourage others to invest in knowledge to gain an understanding of blockchain technology and it’s wide range of potential applications.
The founders say; “Our team is our community. We invite all interested individuals to bring their skills, knowledge, and resources to BlockSpaces and work with us to learn, grow and maybe even create a better, more