Building a brighter future together

Brought to you by Florida Blockchain Foundation

Our Vision

Technology is transforming everything around us, at a pace that can be overwhelming. We need to be ready and to live in a state of perpetual change and embrace the digital transformation. Smart Florida by the Florida Blockchain Foundation, is a not for profit organization created to raise awareness on collaborative technologies to build the next generation of digital infrastructure with a regional approach in Florida. The economic engines of South Florida can benefit from this infrastructure, completely change the paradigm on Miami and build an industry for the 21st century. Miami can be the epicenter of an industrial revolution.

We are building the next generation of digital infrastructure: local, inclusive, collaborative, decentralized and open to the World.



- Michael Finney, CEO Miami Dade Beacon Council

Smart Groups

A group of companies, government agencies and Universities working on new business models based on transparency and connectivity. Geospatial applications for routes and storage, digital twins, BIM, digital assets, track, trace and trade technologies will be tested and deployed in Miami as a testbed and deployed throughout Caribbean, South America, Middle and the Far East.

The smart supply chain alliance

Builds THE NEXT GENERATION SUPPLY CHAIN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FLORIDA create efficiencies in the local logistics market and help facilitate the transit of people and goods throughout Miami first and open to South Florida, the Caribbean, South America, Middle and far east.


A consortium of local industry specialists and technologists collaborating to build a better foundation for real estate technology. The council provides market planning and progress for products adding security, insight, and function to South Florida’s most valuable asset class.

Come to an event


Thinking about getting involved or accelerating your business? View our list of upcoming training sessions, workshops, meet and greets, and council meetings. Includes events open to the public and members only.

Urban Tech Impact Conference

May 21st 2020 Miami

Join fellow futurists and thought leaders here in Miami in May of 2020. The conference will provide a podium for the City, public sector, and private sector to showcase the incoming needs and solutions of our next decade in Miami Dade County and Florida.

About the Founder

Matthieu Merchadou Melki

Matthieu is the founder and Executive director of the Florida Blockchain Foundation, an organization promoting blockchain as an infrastructure layer for companies in Florida to store and exchange data and create new business modals using IOT, cloud and Edge computing, AI, Machine learning and Fintech. Through a series of events, conferences, and workshops, the Foundation is educating Miami Dade stakeholders private and public to the benefits and use cases of the technology, helping them select technology providers and is elaborating proof of concepts to implement it.

Prior to FBF, Matthieu founded Noos Labs, a smart city lab specialized in Urban Technology and its project "Miami Beta City" was awarded the keys of Miami Dade County by Mayor Gimenez and Miami Dade Beacon Council.

Matthieu holds a post-graduate degree in International Commercial Law/Banking and a master's degree in International Private Law from the Sorbonne University. Also, a degree in Construction & Housing from ParisTech Conservatory of Arts & Crafts and a Series 7 on the NYSE. He has worked with major banks in Europe and USA - BNP Paribas Paris, Paine Webber Miami, and UBS Paris.

Trade Logistics Committee

Matthieu has been Co-Chair of the Trade and logistics Innovation Committee at Miami Dade Beacon Council since 2018. He organized various workshops including this one on drones and Blockchain May 2018.

Keys to Miami Dade

In November 2018, Matthieu of Noos Labs was awarded the Keys of Miami Dade County for the "Miami Beta City" project, a 10 year plan to transform Miami Dade into a smart city by making Miami a testbed for Urban technology, promoting a regional initiative involving Universities and the local Real Estate and Logistic industry to create a common platform for the creation of digital assets, digital twins, and blockchain enabled.

The award was based on the following criterias:

  1. Partnerships and collaboration with other businesses or organizations.
  2. Innovation and creativity.
  3. Jobs impact in the community which could include equity, inclusion, higher wages, opportunity and job retention/creation.
  4. Community engagement.
  5. Long term community impact.
  6. Environmental resilience.

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Get involved

For personal

Individual Membership

Membership priced at $1000/year

  • Access for one (1) person to workshops and the annual conference.
  • Free online course on blockchain in Supply Chain from BlocksEdu and BIT
  • Access the directory of Individual members
  • Discount to partners events
  • Newsletter


Privilege Membership

Memberships starting at $915/quarterly

or $2500/year

  • Access to Workshops and Annual Conference for three (3) members of your organization
  • Five (5) hours of consultation on your digital transformation and blockchain readiness
  • Two (2) free online classes (blockchain 101 + blockchain for supply chain)
  • Access to other members of the foundation products, and services.
  • Access to POC's

Platinum Membership

Memberships starting at $1375/quarterly

or $5000/year

  • Access to Workshops and Annual Conference for five (5) members of your organization
  • Assessment as a service provider for members of the foundation.
  • Two (2) free online classes (blockchain 101 + blockchain for supply chain)
  • Access to other members of the foundation products, and services.
  • Access to POC's

Our Members

Advisory Board

Matthieu Merchadou Melki

Founder & Executive Director

Co-founder & CEO, NOOS LABS

Executive Team
Francis Suarez

Mayor of the City of Miami

Advisory Board

Real Estate & Technology Advisor

Executive Team

Founder dexFreight

Advisory Board


CEO, Securitize

Advisory Board
George Levy

Executive Board Advisor

Executive Team
Eryka Gemma

CEO, the Bitcoin Center Miami

Executive Team
Ernesto Vila

CEO, ConsolFreight

Advisory Board
Matt Herrick

Real Estate & Technology Advisor

Advisory Board
Eve Rosen

Attorney at ERosen Law

Executive Team
Silvio Pupo

CEO, Logos Capital

Government Blockchain Association

Executive Team
Oscar Morales

CEO, The Real Estate Institute

Advisory Board
Anthony Miclet

Operations Associate

Executive Team
Tony Alfonso

Attorney at DLA Piper

Advisory Board
Michael Mildenberger

CEO Series One

Advisory Board
Louis Archambault

Attorney at law Real Estate

Arnstein Ewing and Arnstein

Advisory Board
Alex Morales

CEO, Walton Chain USA

Advisory Board

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