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CC012: how Cleveland is rallying their community around a new tech movement // a Coffee Chat with Bernie Moreno (Blockland)
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CC012: how Cleveland is rallying their community around a new tech movement // a Coffee Chat with Bernie Moreno (Blockland)
By Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung • View the Website

Interview begins: 06:26
Debrief begins: 51:58

Bernie Moreno is the President of the Bernie Moreno Companies. He has 20+ years in the retail automotive business. In 2005, he purchased what has become the largest volume Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Central US. At one point, he owned 21 dealerships.

He is on the board of Dryver, a personal driver company and owns Hotcards, an online print broker.

He also founded Ownum, which is an incubator for blockchain and other technology companies. One of those first companies is Champ, which digitizes car titles.

His was the first Mercedes-Benz and Porsche dealership in the US to accept virtually all kinds of crypto currency.

Bernie helped start the Blockland Cleveland Blockchain Solutions Conference, an effort to make Cleveland the epicenter of blockchain technology for business and government applications.

The Blockland initiative exists to educate and promote real-world blockchain applications, while establishing and leading a blockchain ecosystem with support from private, public and philanthropic individuals and organizations.

The Solutions Conference took place in Cleveland December 1-4, 2018, with over 2000 attendees, 149 speakers, and more.

Learn more about Blockland Cleveland: https://www.blocklandcleveland.com
Join the Blockland Cleveland Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/932341216950947
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