December 3

Miami, FL

How can NFTs empower communities, engage residents while improving the quality of life in our city?


MiamiCoin x Art Week 2021

Miami is known for being a hub for culture, business, and technology. This will be on full display at MiamiCoin Art Week 2021. The goals for this event are as follows:

Event Details

Date: Friday, December 3rd (Miami Art Weekend)

Time: 4-11pm

Location: The Sagamore Hotel - South Beach - 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL


5pm: Welcome / Announcements 

5:30pm: How MiamiCoin is Transforming Civic Engagement 

Mike Sarasti, Haider Rafique, Amanda Cassatt

6pm: Building MiamiCoin: The Applications and Use Cases

Jason Schrader, Drew Falkman, Jamil Dhanani, Kyle Ellicott

6:30pm: CityPacks NFTs for Miami Public Schools 

Diego Mey, Orlando Cosme, Eva Regueira, Ann de las Pozas

7pm: The Creator Economy: Bitcoin and MiamiCoin NFTs

Brittany Laughlin, Newton Porter, Gianni D'Alerta, Michael Gold

7:30pm: Where Meat Meets Meta (Can The Metaverse Save Our Planet?)

Mitchell Cuevas

7:45pm: Diverse Future of NFTs - 25 mins

Alla Koretsky, Jessica Greenwalt, Rachel Terry

8:15pm: MiamiCoin is Part of the Bitcoin Family Unveiling - 10 min

CuratorBTC, Borges

8:30pm: How Stacks Accelerator Can Support Founders Building on CityCoins - 15 mins

Kyle Ellicott (Managing Director at the Stacks Accelerator)


Bring together builders, creators, developers and innovators in the MiamiCoin and Stacks ecosystem

  • Highlight new projects that incorporate MiamiCoin
  • Identify key opportunities and use cases for MiamiCoin builders
  • Give voice to community and foster cross-disciplinary discussions


Raise awareness for the MiamiCoin vision and protocol

  • Discuss how MiamiCoin might address some of the city's challenges (affordable housing, STEM education, etc.)
  • MiamiCoin in 2030: how will we define success?


The space will be showcasing a series of NFT galleries and panelists covering a range of topics in the Miami and Stacks ecosystem, followed by a networking event and after party.

Welcome / announcements - 5 mins

Vision Panel - 45 mins

Discuss long-term goals and impact

Technical Panel - 45 mins

Speakers share their experience building on MIA

Creative Panel - 45 mins

Speakers discuss their MIA NFT projects

Closing Remarks - 10 mins

Networking Reception - 1 hour



Amanda Cassatt
CEO & Co-Founder Serotonin

Amanda is a pioneer in identifying, understanding, and marketing novel ideas. From 2016 to 2019, she helped bring Ethereum to market as CMO of ConsenSys, where she founded the Ethereal event series and served as a partner in 30+ product launches, token generations, and fundraises. Amanda was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30, and speaks at events from TechCrunch Disrupt to the World Economic Forum. Amanda co-founded Serotonin to continue pushing forward the emerging technologies that are evolving our world’s systems.

Andre Serrano
MiamiCoin Community
Alla Koretsky
Co-founder & CEO of Layer Technologies

Co-founder & CEO of Layer - a one-stop platform for creatives to start and manage their NFT businesses.

Layer exists to bring opportunity, transparency, and equity to Web 3.0. Committed to educating, elevating, and supporting users to harness the potential of NFTs to create real-world good.

Alla has over 20 years of experience in fashion, branding, and eCommerce.

Brittany Laughlin
Stacks Foundation Executive Director

Brittany Laughlin is the Executive Director of the Stacks Foundation. She's spent the last decade working at the intersection of community, capital, and internet collaboration.Over the past five years she's worked in the blockchain industry as an operator and venture investor. Most recently working at Blockstack PBC to help conduct the first US-qualified Reg A offering, grow the ecosystem in Asia, and create partnerships to further access to STX.

Diego Mey

Founder of Citypacks, an NFT initiative

packed with the mechanisms for funding and building educational resources to empower public school students today and develop the foundation to thrive in the blockchain world of tomorrow

Drew Falkman
Syvita Guild DAO / daoOS

Drew Falkman is an experienced product exec who has been providing product strategy and execution to companies from startups to HP, Adobe, AARP and many others. His work currently focuses on blockchain technology, specifically around community management and DAO governance. Drew is a member of the Syvita Guild DAO, the creator of daoOS and his team recently won the MiamiCoin hackathon with the MiamiVoice app. He is currently Entrepreneur in Residence with the Stacks Foundation.

Gianni D'Alerta

Gianni D’Alerta has been working in technology, branding, and marketing for more than 20 years, beginning his career during the first dot com boom at one of Miami’s first ISPs. Gianni’s insatiable curiosity drew him to the blockchain industry in 2013 where he was a founding member Ethereum. In 2017, D’Alerta worked alongside Ethereum’s founder Anthony Di Iorio at Decentral/Jaxx as the Director of Marketing, leading the organization’s global branding initiatives. 

Haider Rafique
Global Chief Marketing Officer at Okcoin

Haider Rafique is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Okcoin, a US-licensed cryptocurrency platform serving 192 countries. Under his leadership, Okcoin’s user sign-ups have grown over 4000% YoY. Haider oversees all aspects of Okcoin’s marketing, user growth, and token partnerships to drive awareness and use of the platform’s cryptocurrency exchange, mobile app, and DeFi products. He was previously Head of Growth at, where he launched the company’s cryptocurrency exchange and grew the user base by over 60% to 42 million wallets within 18 months. A Microsoft alum, Haider was the third Bing marketing employee and helped grow its monetization arm to a $3 billion dollar global business. Haider has led several consumer and SaaS tech brands through hypergrowth and is one of the few crypto marketers with a Madison Avenue background, having previously worked at BBDO, VMLY&R (formerly Young and Rubicam), and Wunderman Thompson (formerly J. Walter Thompson). 

Jason Schrader
Developer CityCoins protocol

Jason is a core developer of the CityCoins protocol, an open source enthusiast, and a Stacks blockchain advocate excited about the development of decentralized applications and smart contracts secured by Bitcoin.


Jamil is the founder of, the first open NFT marketplace on Stacks, and the home of mint-with-MIA. He first got involved in the Stacks community building tools for CityCoins — such as’s also a graduate student in Computer Science at Stanford, specializing in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Jessica Greenwalt
Creative Director for VaynerNFT

Jessica Greenwalt is a founder, UX researcher, award-winning graphic designer, product designer, NFT strategist, digital artist, and investor. She's currently a Creative Director for VaynerNFT, and the Creative VP of PhishFort, a cybersecurity company, where she conducts user research and designs open-source tools to keep crypto users safe. She’s also the founder of Pixelkeet, research, and design firm that helps crypto companies design, build and launch products that change the world.

Jessica is one of Inc. Magazine’s 10 Women to Watch in Tech,'s 50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley, Huffington Post's 6 Women Rocking Tech for Good, and Today’s Leading Women's Power 50.

Kyle Ellicott
Stacks Accelerator

Michael Gold
Co-founder & CEO of Shaderverse

Co-founder & CEO of Shaderverse - Leading a community of 3D artists and 3D software developers who are building no-code creator tools for generative art NFT collections. Faculty at School of Visual Arts - Teaching MFA students Unreal Engine for metaverse development.

Mike Sarasti
CIO/Director of Innovation and Technology - City Of Miami

Mike Sarasti is the City of Miami’s CIO/Director of Innovation and Technology, a position charged with driving innovation, technology operations, process improvement, collaboration, and data-driven strategy across municipal government. As a core member of Francis Suarez’s Venture Miami team, he provides concierge support to founders, funders, and technologists across Miami’s tech ecosystem.

Mitchell Cuevas
Head of Growth - Stacks Foundation

Mitchell is the Head of Growth for the Stacks Foundation, joining after 3 years at Blockstack PBC/Hiro and a career in the world of startups including being an early employee at Startup Weekend as well as Product and Marketing roles at Techstars. @mcuevasm  

Newton Porter
Co-Founder & Creative Director of Bitcoin Badgers

Newton is the co-founder and Creative Director of Bitcoin Badgers - a STX NFT project that's developing VR spaces as an onramp for a Bitcoin-secured metaverse. He is a seasoned designer and entrepreneur with experience ranging from unicorn YC startups like Papa to seed-stage companies where he invests and works closely with founding teams. Previously he built CareerScore, a SaaS startup that measures and improves graduate job placement (acquired in 2019). Newton holds a Master of Finance from University of Florida and is a Miami-native.

Orlando Cosme
Founder StacksDAO

Empowering communities anywhere to fund the causes they care about. DAO tools and solutions. Built on @Stacks

Rachel Terry
Media Director of Open Art Source

Media Director of Open Art Source - a revolutionary platform for buying and selling physical art. OAS uses blockchain, NFTs, and AI to provide a data layer to a market that lacks transparency. Rachel helped launch the Arties Cosmic Robot Club NFT collection and hosts the Art on the Blockchain podcast. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, writing, and publishing.

Trevor Owens
Stacks Accelerator's Managing Partner

Trevor is an entrepreneur, author, and investor in early stage startups. He's currently Managing Partner at Stacks Accelerator, where he invests in outstanding teams building Web3 startups on Bitcoin with the Stacks blockchain. Stacks Accelerator just kicked off its first cohort of 25 startups and will invest in an additional 75 startups over the next three years.

Rodrigo Etcheto
Founder/CEO at Moonray PBC

Ann de las Pozas
Executive Director of the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. (FNEI)

supports the Miami-Dade school system in creating and strengthening strategic partnerships with South Florida's diverse philanthropic community. Ann is dedicated to the goal of enhancing the overall academic experience for the students and families of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Prior to joining FNEI, Ann served on the executive teams of Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Family Central. She leads all aspects of the Foundation’s operations including partnering with schools, District offices, community organizations and local community leaders. Her extensive background working with the South Florida business community and area non-profit service organizations extends the Foundation's reach to multi-cultural settings throughout Miami-Dade County. Ann holds both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Florida International University. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for Coconut Grove Bank and the Education Committee & Not-for-Profit Committee for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Ann active community volunteer, Ann serves numerous community organizations including the Rotary Club of Miami. 

Cristian Carranza 
Administrative Director for the Division of Academics for the Miami-Dade County Public School District (M-DCPS)

Mr. Carranza has served multiple communities in the State of Florida for the last 25 years as a teacher, school site and district administrator in multiple school districts and as a supervisor for the Florida Department of Education.  His work experience has focused on the support of the most fragile populations. He continues to promote a comprehensive support system that aims to increase community and parent involvement, student enrichment opportunities, and college and career readiness. He is the founding director of the M-DCPS STEM School Designation program and oversees multiple M-DCPS STEAM* outreach programs throughout the county. 

Eva M. Regueira
Executive Director in the Office of Grants Administration for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)

Executive Director in the Office of Grants Administration for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS); part of the small team that administers approximately $500,000,000 annually in federal, state and private foundation grants for M-DCPS. Her experience in Florida’s largest school district for over 15 years have led her from teacher and curriculum innovator to Executive Director roles in both legislative affairs and major grant development. Ms. Regueira has experience in curriculum development, effective instructional delivery, professional coaching, and system-wide programmatic calibration. She has continuously excelled at nurturing crucial internal and external working relationships for the district in strategic grants development, fundraising, as well as for local, state and federal intergovernmental affairs.



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