Lead Developer of RBS Attends Harvard Blockchain Conference

A couple of weeks ago, our Lead Developer – Nickolas Casalinuovo – flew out to Boston to attend Harvard’s annual Blockchain Conference. Here, experts and professionals from every corner of the industry met to discuss emerging trends, show off their unique projects / solutions, and even hire engineers for upcoming projects. Some hot topics at the event were Layer 1 / Layer 2 blockchain implementations, zero-knowledge proofs, utility NFTs, and DAOs.

To kick the event off, John Wu, President of Ava Labs, gave a keynote in which he discussed his company and journey along with his prediction on where the space is heading in the next 5-10 years. Wu predicted that in the short future, we will see the hyper-tokenization of assets. (Identification cards, tickets, baseball cards, etc.) To those looking to enter web3 and the blockchain revolution, Wu gave one piece of advice: have a fundamental understanding of how blockchain can transform technology and society.

To truly understand how blockchain will affect our society, you have to understand how NFTs can fundamentally change consumerism. Let’s take a look through the lens of Rising Baseball Stars NFT. If asked about NFTs, people who have heard the term may reference the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), CryptoPunks, or some other profile picture (PFP) collection. However, the utility behind the token itself can extend far beyond just a picture on a screen. In the case of RBS, an NFT is a membership to an exclusive baseball club that gives opportunities to attend real-world events and professional baseball games. It’s also a coupon for future player card mints. It also holds utility through governance of the platform. Evidently, an NFT can be more than just a JPEG file.

The actual technology behind NFTs are what make it so desirable. Although the detail may be too nuanced for this post, let’s just say the technology is more secure and reliable.

All in all, the event was brilliant. The general energy of the space is exhilarating, and it almost feels like we’re back at the beginning of the ‘.com’ era.

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Jared Gruccio

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jared is a Trusted Advisor to professional baseball players. He studied Business Administration and Accounting at Wagner College and graduated in 2011. As a NCAA Division I student-athlete he played baseball for the Seahawks and was named to the All-Conference Academic Team. In 2011 he began his career in financial services and continues to build a respectable financial practice. He founded Gruccio Financial in 2018, an independent Comprehensive Financial Services group. In 2022, he started Clement Tax Services, a consulting firm for high net worth individuals and businesses.

Jared’s innate interest in business and entrepreneurship has led him to also pursue roles as a community leader by volunteering time to serve as Board Director of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce, Advocacy Committee Liaison of the GVCC, and “Make A Point” Podcast co-host.

He enjoys spending time with his Son, Carter, snowboarding, traveling, and watching Formula One.