On Thursday, May 18 Deep Green AI and Nolcha Shows collaborated to host an event to celebrate Crypto Week in Miami, Florida. The event took place at the luxurious Hyde Beach lounge in South Beach, featuring sponsors from various blockchain solutions.
I had the pleasure to sit down and have brunch with the lovely Shake Chatterjee and Emily Wilson at Osteria Morini in South Beach, Miami to learn more about this innovative, entrepreneurial and lively power couple. Shake is well-known for being on a popular Netflix show, Love Is Blind Season 2, while Emily is a Miami-based entrepreneur and businesswoman.
How did Shake and Emily meet?
“We found love in a hopeless place,” says Shake. Emily and Shake met at the SLS during a pool party on a beautiful Saturday in Miami. Shake was trying to escape the cold in Chicago and was only in Miami for his second time. Emily was there celebrating a friend’s birthday and the birthday girl recognized Shake. At this point, Emily had never seen Love Is Blind but she and Shake just hit it off. Shake is happy that Emily got to know him for his true self before watching the show. Emily thought that Shake and his friends were a part of the birthday group. Emily stated that she thought Shake was, “charismatic, funny, and cool” and that she “just liked his vibe.” After this pool party they ended up spending the entire weekend together and the rest is history.
How is life in Miami for the couple?
“Life in Miami is amazing,” says Emily. Emily moved to Miami during COVID-19 from New York City. Emily was working in private wealth management in Manhattan doing the “New York thing,” until COVID hit and she found herself alone in her studio apartment. She wanted to try something new while riding out COVID. Emily’s friend in New York had the idea to rent out an apartment for a few months and asked if any other friends would be down to do the same. Emily said, “Alright, let’s do it – let’s get out of New York for a bit.” Emily put her things and storage and headed for Miami with her new puppy. She thought the move would be a two-month ordeal but ended up loving it in Miami! While here, Emily went to the 2021 Bitcoin conference in June and, “fell in love with all things crypto.” Emily says, “It’s the future,” in reference to the growing industry. Emily loved the energy and excitement from everyone at the events. At this point, Emily was still working in banking, but she caught the crypto bug. Emily states, “I ended up getting into the whole crypto scene here in Miami which was incredible.” Shake got into the crypto scene as well and the couple has been pairing up on several different ventures. Emily states it’s fun to be dating and working together all while meeting such interesting people that are enthusiastic about the future of the industry. Shake loves the weather in Miami, first and foremost coming from Chicago. Shake likes the fact that you can walk around in shorts and a T-shirt. He would describe the people here as “super welcoming.” Shake appreciates having a girlfriend who has been here for a little while to help make his Miami move a little smoother. “Exploring a city with the love of my life,” says Shake.
What are some current goals for the couple?
Emily, 27 and an alumna of Boston College, is focused on her career growth, the projects she and Shake are working on, as well as their new relationship at this moment. She looks forward to “raising a family one day” while being the “boss bitch,” that she has always aspired to be.
Shake, 33, states that he is “ready for something serious” and that he and Emily are working on building their relationship, making sure it is “strong and secure.” The couple has found themselves in a number of influencer roles, with brand partnerships in addition to being involved in various tech and crypto projects, Shake currently has a metaverse project in the works and has a podcast “Life is Blurry.” Shake is also a veterinarian – but is currently not practicing.
Does Shake have any regrets about Love Is Blind?
Shake states he had no regrets about Love Is Blind, but there were some things about the show he wished were different. “The experience I had led me to exactly where I am at now. Being on the show itself was an experience that was very unique and being on the show has opened up a lot more experiences and opportunities,” says Shake. Overall, Shake feels like things have worked out for him and he is glad things worked out the way they did!
How does Emily feel about dating someone in the limelight?
Emily describes dating someone in the limelight as, “not as big of a deal as you would think.” She explains that “there are definitely pros and cons. The other night we were eating pizza outside and a group of girls came up with their cameras in our faces – they wouldn’t leave us alone.” But, she states “I’ve met so many cool people just because they recognized Shake, and meeting good people is never a bad thing.”
For more on Shake and Emily, be sure to follow them on Instagram and Twitter.
Biscayne Bay was lit up with the light from the XCO2 Launch Party and The Knockturnal was on the scene. Carbon Market Exchange hosted an exclusive party near South Beach, FL, and guests from all around the world flooded the shore for Miami’s 2022 Bitcoin conference.
The smell of artisan pizza and woodfire ovens filled the air with nostalgia. The night was filled with dancing, speeches, and an open bar – complimented by the newest photo machine. Photobooths are so 2021 – that camera spun around you and your squad creating the most epic videos – all while Carbon Market Exchange advocated for the benefits their Tokens have on the environment.
Now to the dirty. My favorite pizza was the mushroom and prosciutto. Every slice had the perfect balance of crispiness, saltiness, and truffle from mushroom to mozzarella – honestly, I’m making my own mouth water thinking about it. I also enjoyed a flavorful margarita and this extremely unique rum and tequila punch that may be my new go-to cocktail of choice.
Everyone at the event was so welcoming, knowledgeable, and insightful. Something I appreciated about this event was the overall diversity but common interest in saving the planet and crypto. Attendees were from all around the world. We were of different ages, genders, sexualities, and career paths.
Upon entering the party, I was greeted by Umar Bryce, COO of Carbon Market Exchange. He immediately welcomed my friends and me and made us feel at home. We discussed his company, and its mission and even he introduced us to Shenna Fortner, CEO of Carbon Market Exchange. Fortner turned heads in a stunning gold dress and welcomed all guests like family.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Kenneth Bristow, the director of sales at Privé Jets who also has 10+ years of working in finance. Kenneth was extremely insightful about finance and flying private to get the full Bitcoin week exclusive experience. Lastly, I had the pleasure to meet Bijan (LegacyHouseProduction@gmail.com) the person who made the party possible between his vibrant lighting, venue rental, and other event planning expertise.
I am beyond excited about Carbon Market Exchange and its future endeavors. Next on the agenda is $1.5mm planned for African Safari preservation, the release of geographic location tied NFTs for Carbon offsetting, and to purchase 1.5b in Carbon credits. If you have an interest in crypto and the environment be sure to check out their website and read a little bit more about them below.
Some questions addressed on their website were:
WHAT ARE CARBON CREDITS?
The carbon offset market is growing rapidly as more and more companies pledge to become net-zero. Carbon offsets allow everyone in the world, from corporations to individuals, to buy time while they transition their operations, by purchasing carbon credits. Each of these credits represents a ton of carbon that has been either directly removed from the atmosphere or avoided through a project that facilitates emissions reductions.
WHAT ARE XCO2 TOKENS?
XCO2 tokens are a blockchain technology that allows those looking for an easy method to offset their carbon footprint with cryptographic proof in a publicly auditable ledger for accountability and transparency. The price of XCO2 tokens will fluctuate with the current market price of 1 metric tonne of carbon credits. We have assigned 10 XCO2 tokens to represent 1 tonne of carbon offset. The total XCO2 token supply is tied to the amount of carbon credits that are actively held by Carbon Credit Exchange LTD at any given time. To claim the credit and have your wallet address tied to a carbon credit certificate, the XCO2 tokens must be retired. This will pull the tokens out of the total supply and assign the amount of credit to a user’s wallet address.
For more information please check out Carbon Market Exchange’s website.
Reference: Carbon Market Exchange. (2022). Carbon Market Exchange. Retrieved 2022, from https://xco2.deepgreenai.com/
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