Crypto and the United States are about as inseparable as peanut butter and jelly. It’s the place where the first Bitcoin transaction took place, the modern day folk tale of ‘that guy who paid 10,000 Bitcoins for a couple of pizzas from Papa John’s’. It’s the home of BitPay, BitInstant and the first Bitcoin exchange — and it’s not just the Bitcoin community that can trace their roots back to the New World. Vitalik Buterin and his team developed part of the foundations for the Ethereum Project while at a crypto-beach-house in Miami. It therefore seems fitting for the nakamo.to team to fly over to the place it all began, for a seven week boot camp in Southern Florida — working on what could just be, the next big thing in crypto.
We flew over at the end of September to get the nakamo.to cryptohouse ready — an advisor’s three-bedroom property in the quiet and perpetually sunny, Cape Coral, Florida. We stocked up on mattresses and wooden tables, monitors, Bitcoin posters, blow-up unicorns, and a high-speed internet connection. Three weeks later, the cryptohouse has more than doubled its maximum capacity, housing fourteen nakamo.to team members, with one sleeping in the garage and another setting up their office in a wardrobe. It’s a bit of a squish.
Our productivity-hack plans have worked out well though. The whole team is clocking double digit hours, day in, day out. Founders sitting side by side with project managers, developers, designers and writers, allows us to work a lot more efficiently, and adds excitement to the project. Having two of our advisors in the area has also been a big plus for a number of reasons — one being the huge waterfront property we retreat to when we need a day off. Cape Coral has its perks.
We’re making big progress on the project and we can’t wait to announce it. The bootcamp will go on for a few more weeks. We’ve got loads planned, including an international roadshow where we’ll be introducing our latest project and plans to people in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
You can expect a sneak peak into what we’re doing over the coming few weeks.
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- Morgenpeck, 2016. The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum. WIRED. Available at: https://www.wired.com/2016/06/the-uncanny-mind-that-built-ethereum/ [Accessed October 18, 2017].