Meet the KorePartners: Rick Tapia, Blockchain Agility
This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*.
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KorePartner: Rick Tapia, Chief Marketing Officer & Partner at Blockchain Agility
Born in: Indianapolis, USA
Based in: Miami, USA
What was your first job?
My first job was as a congressional intern in the state of Indiana. I learn and experienced so much about politics, networking, the U.S. government, and many other areas. It really helped lay the foundation for my future endeavors.
How and when did you get involved in the Blockchain Technology industry?
I first got involved with blockchain technology just over 2 years ago. Like many others, I had started off by learning about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. From there, I began to understand the underlying technology and how it could be applied to a vast array of businesses across many different industries. I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart and have helped many startups in the past and felt that this technology could provide value in a multitude of ways. From there, I began advising different startups on how they could utilize blockchain technology to add value to their business. Thereafter, my 3 partners and I got together and formed a blockchain advisory firm to help guide companies that are wishing to utilize blockchain technology.
How do you see the Blockchain scene today? In that aspect, is it possible to have an idea of what the next five years will bring?
I believe we are starting to see the merging of the “blockchain world” and the “real world”. Meaning that blockchain technology is beginning to be utilized vastly across many different industries and niches and isn’t just being used exclusively by startups or technology platforms. Additionally, the capital markets realm is beginning to jump in as the benefits of issuing digital security tokens is being realized. I don’t have a magic 8 ball that can see into the future but I believe that blockchain technology is here to stay and that in the next 5 years, it will be intricate part of how private companies raise funds in a compliant manner in addition to being the underlying technology in a lot of different existing businesses that we know today.
What does your company bring to the KorePartners Ecosystem?
Our firm brings value in a few different ways to the KorePartners Ecosystem. For one, we have a vast industry network that provides a strong level of value to the ecosystem with the many connections and introductions we can make. Secondly, our firm is committed to helping organizations that are looking to conduct a digital security offering and can help with many different areas from start to finish. We believe our services can help take an organization to the next level.
What is it about the partnership with KoreConX that most aligns with your company strategy?
I believe our partnership aligns with KoreConX because we are committed to a collaborate approach. In my experience, collaboration with other organizations that share similar values and goals is vitally important, especially in a niche’ that is still new and emerging. And with the world of digital securities coming into the fold, it’s more important than ever to make sure that organizations that are leading the movement work together as we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to help usher in a new era of tokenization.
*The KorePartners Ecosystem is a group of organizations that follows our governance standards and share with us the same goal: to provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their business.
Jofre is one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 10 Fintech & Blockchain Influencer and a Top 50 InsureTech Influencer. Prior to co-founding KoreConX, Jofre founded SaaS-based, multilingual translation portal, BabelFish Corp. where he led a team of more than 135 individuals to provide multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. He was awarded the Vision 2012 Businessman of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a globally sought after speaker on the topics including equity crowdfunding, blockchain, FinTech, compliance, shareholder management, alternative finance and RegTech.