The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) – TradeStation commissions charging bull statue for Bitcoin-friendly Miami
“Miami is the new capital of capital,” Miami mayor said Francois X. Suarez said Wednesday before a 3-second countdown that ended with the unveiling of an 11-foot, 3,000-pound statue of a charging bull.
“We saw a hole in space here in Miami,” said John Bartmanchairman and CEO of TradeStation Group, the Miami-born trade and investment fintech that commissioned the statue.
“We lacked an anchor to rally around and we are honored to celebrate Miami’s role in building a new financial world for the future.”
Why is this important: After assignment a tweet at the start of the pandemic expressing his support for the emergence of a technology and financial community like that of Silicon Valley in Miami, Suarez started a movement.
Fast forward and Miami has become a destination for talent looking to escape cities less conducive to innovation. This is expressed through its hosting of Bitcoin 2022, a Bitcoin-focused conference, as well as the warm reception of companies like Blackstone Inc. (NYSE: BX) and the Web3 movement that permeates blockchain technology and the internet.
The Miami Bull, which crowns Miami as the Capital of the Capital, symbolizes the city’s commitment to championing innovative ideas, and leaders in transformative technologies like TradeStation are behind it.
“The City of Miami is committed to championing innovative ideas and transformative technologies,” Suarez said.
“The Miami Bull is a symbolic and powerful addition to our city’s landscape. His presence further reaffirms the strength of Miami’s position on the global financial scene. The future of finance is here in Miami.
The TradeStation team felt honored to be part of Miami’s recognition as the new epicenter of crypto and fintech.
“There’s so much going on here and we’re very active in the community,” James Putrawho is head of crypto strategy at TradeStation, said of sponsoring his team and launching community fintech initiatives like a student-run investment fund at Miami Dade College.
“The Miami Bull is the amalgamation of all the efforts that have put Miami at the forefront of the global cryptocurrency and fintech scene. These events are integral to driving much of the excitement here in Miami, creating a great place to live, work and play.
Go forward : The statue was unveiled at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the Bitcoin 2022 conference.
After the event, the Miami Bull will be moved as a monument to the Miami Dade College campus.
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