The BlockSpaces Story
It all started back in 2014 when a group of like-minded individuals came together in Tampa, Florida.
Our passion for decentralization and the power of blockchain technology had brought us together and we were determined to make a difference in the world.
In the beginning, we were just a simple bitcoin meetup group, meeting once a week to discuss the latest developments in the blockchain world.
But as time went on, we realized that there was a real opportunity to turn our passion into a business.
So, in 2017, we officially launched BlockSpaces and set out to bring the power of Web 3 and blockchain technology to the masses.
We knew that this technology had the potential to revolutionize industries from finance to healthcare, and we were determined to be at the forefront of this movement.
As we began to build our business, we quickly identified a problem in the market.
Many companies were struggling to integrate Web 2.0 and Web3 technologies effectively, and we saw an opportunity to develop a software solution that could help them bridge the gap.
With our mission-driven approach and deep understanding of both Web 2.0 and Web3 , we set to work developing a software platform that would make it easy for companies to integrate these technologies into their existing systems.
Over the years, our team has helped numerous companies harness the power of Web3 and blockchain, and we have assembled a team of leaders in the space.
And while we have come a long way since our humble beginnings, our mission remains the same: to bring the power of decentralization to the world and make a positive impact on society.
We Believe The Future of Blockchain isMultiweb
Multiweb is technology that facilitates integrations among Web3 protocols, Web 2.0 applications, and any future iterations of Internet-based technologies.
This is our statement about why we believe the future of blockchain in business is multiweb.
The Multiweb Manifesto
"Why Web3 Chaos Keeps Blockchain Out of Enterprise"
The promise of blockchain and Web3 have always been enticing – a new way to use data that’s opening thousands of possibilities across industries.
But along the way, Web3 got chaotic.
Hundreds of competing protocols. Crypto booms and busts. DeFi vs TradFi. Public and private blockchains. And so many changes in the ecosystem that just keeping up would be a full-time job.
All this chaos means that using blockchain in the enterprise isn’t for the faint of heart.
It means signing up for months of one-off development work.
Deciphering protocols that can’t interact with your core business apps.
Cobbling together disparate technologies that weren't made to work together.
Navigating opinions of evangelists who insist that their approach to blockchain is “best.”
Web3 chaos is why most enterprise blockchain initiatives fail to move past the proof of concept stage.
But no longer.
With multiweb tools and infrastructure, any business can get value from Web3 with tools that make the process simple, scalable, and accessible.
No more custom dev work or expensive consultants.
No more dealing with tools that were designed for crypto bros.
No more limits to where and how blockchain can add value.
No more waiting to get started.
Multiweb strips away the complexity of integrating Web3 with business applications.
Connect your business to the Web3 ecosystem with little to no code.
Extend blockchain applications to industry partners with a few clicks.
Use the technologies that work best for you and your industry, not those that a vendor or contractor has locked you into.
With multiweb, your business can start getting value from Web3 today.
The Multiweb Era is Here
As the Internet has evolved, each major development has brought new possibilities but also introduced new problems. In the late 2010s and early 2020s, the number of blockchain and Web3 projects exploded. But such growth and interest has come at a cost, and developing scalable, stable Web3 solutions for business has been fraught with high costs and uncertainty.
The Early Internet
early 1990s to early 2000s
After a period of skepticism, it became clear that the Internet would provide huge advances to society. “Getting online” quickly became a necessity for both businesses and consumers. New business models and products emerged.
Cloud Computing Drives Scale
late 1990s to late 2010s
Cloud computing and storage allowed businesses to build Internet-based products virtually without limitations, setting the stage for the next evolution, the Centralization Era.
Big Tech Pursues Centralization
early 2010s to early 2020s
Businesses learned they could gather, package, and resell user data for enormous profit and competitive advantage. They built products to capture and analyze as much data as possible. But centralization presented new problems, like the lack of control over one’s data.
Blockchain Grows Amid Chaos
late 2010s to early 2020s
With blockchain, full centralization is now no longer necessary. New business models and products are emerging, much like the Early Internet Era. But along with this explosive growth comes chaos and confusion about what the future of blockchain will look like.
The Multiweb Era
2023 to future
Businesses realize that the future isn’t about moving everything over to Web3, it’s about blending Web3 with other technologies. Multiweb tools and applications (mApps) are needed for blockchain adoption to scale.
Rosa Shores and Gabe Higgins bring innovative blockchain and bitcoin expertise. They lead a dedicated team who collectively bring decades of experience in enterprise software and infrastructure .
About Rosa Shores, Co-founder & CEO (click to expand)
With a background in e-commerce and a deep understanding of the potential of bitcoin, Rosa has been at the forefront of the blockchain industry since 2012.
In addition to her role at BlockSpaces, Rosa is actively involved in the promotion of business-friendly, industry-led legislation through her work as the former Vice President of the Florida Blockchain Business Association and the current Corporate and Community Engagement Committee Chair.
She is also a member of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Ag Innovation Work Group, and the Blockchain Task Force for the International Fresh Produce Association.
Rosa is recognized as a leading woman in the blockchain space, having been featured in Forbes as one of the top women driving innovation in the industry.
She is a mentor for the University of Arkansas’ Blockchain Center of Excellence, and a technology partner/advisor for the University of South Florida’s fintech and business programs and initiatives.
About Gabe Higgins, Co-founder & Chief Blockchain Officer (click to expand)
Gabe Higgins is a well-respected figure in the blockchain and emerging technology space, with a wealth of experience as an author, speaker, mentor, and co-founder of BlockSpaces.
As an early adopter of Bitcoin, he has been actively involved in the industry since 2012 and has spoken at numerous universities, government organizations (including the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security), and private corporations on the adoption of Bitcoin, digital assets, and blockchain technology.
In addition to his work with BlockSpaces, the industry’s first blockchain integration platform, Gabe has also been advising VC-backed startups since 2014 and is dedicated to mentoring innovative entrepreneurs. As the lead organizer for Tampa Bay Bitcoin, the longest-running and most active Bitcoin and blockchain meetup group in the world, Gabe is also heavily involved in community leadership.
Recently, Gabe co-authored the book “Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption, & Redemption of Money,” which makes a compelling case for why Bitcoin is sound money from a Biblical perspective.
Our Team Knows Blockchain Infrastructure
The BlockSpaces team has extensive experience in enterprise technology solutions and blockchain infrastructure, through careers at innovative companies such as...