On June 4 and 5, the world’s largest in-person Bitcoin event ever took place in Miami. Attendance was exceptionally high due to pent-up demand after months of lockdown. Bitcoin 2021 featured an all-star lineup of world-renowned speakers – former Congressman Ron Paul, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Sen. Cynthia Lummis, Michael Saylor, Tony Hawk, and Nick Szabo.
Pronomos hosted two satellite events on June 4th and June 6th.
June 4: Frontier Thinkers
On June 4th, Pronomos hosted an invite-only VIP event on Star Island for thought leaders in the charter cities space called “Frontier Thinkers.” 60 VIPs attended the event.
The event was co-hosted by Pronomos LP Shervin Pishevar, who graciously let us use his house. Shervin Pishevar is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Hyperloop One, managing director of Sherpa Capital, and a prominent angel investor. He has invested in companies such as Airbnb, Uber, Robinhood, Slack, and Postmates. During the toast, Pishevar talked about his vision of the past and future of charter cities.
Attendees included some of the world’s top experts on blockchain, charter cities, and Special Economic Zones. The event was hosted by our own Patri Friedman, former Haitian Prime Minister and R-VENTURES Founder Laurent Lamothe, New Cities Inc. cofounder Dr. B. Sarah Haynes, the Charter Cities Institute’s Dr. Mark Lutter, and Adrianople Group’s Kai Niedermair.
During the toast, Patri Friedman discussed how the industry has grown from “garage hobbyism” to professional venture backed companies. Former Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe discussed how foreign direct investment helps small impoverished countries. Dr. Sarah Haynes talked about the future of cities, Dr. Mark Lutter told the story of how Shenzhen used SEZs to transform its economy, and Kai Niedermair talked about his experience working with emerging market SEZs.
The toast was accompanied by classical guitarist Carlos Abanto and cigar rollers from Cigar Boutique. A big thank you goes out to both of these Miami local businesses for setting the vibe for this inspiring evening.
June 6: Pronomos Brunch
One June 6, a Brunch was hosted by Pronomos at Mila Miami Rooftop MediterrAsian Restaurant and Lounge. This event was open to all who wanted to participate, and 80 people attended the brunch.
The brunch featured many unique fusion Asian and Mediterranean dishes, and a scenic view of Miami. There, guests had the opportunity to follow up with the people they had met earlier that week.
As brunch came to an end, so did the atmosphere of open discussion and conviviality. Guests gave many heartfelt “goodbyes” as they parted ways.