September 2021 Contents

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Trading in Code

Florida is becoming a center for the cryptocurrency industry — but does anybody really understand bitcoin and its kin?

Florida's Cryptocurrency Expert

Bitcoin is on the way to becoming the 'lingua franca' of commerce, says Andrea O'Sullivan.

Alt Currency or Something Else?

Florida courts have differing views on whether cryptocurrency is money.

Building a Better Bitcoin

Ray Aria is trying to build a better bitcoin - based on block lattice technology.

Economic Backbone

Testing, Testing ...

OUC experiments with ways of generating and storing electricity from renewable sources.

Coming Clean

Tallahassee makes plans to rely on 100% renewable energy.

Down But Not Out

UF researchers hope to make solar more useful during long power outages.

Going Underground?

Coral Gables initiates talks about burying power lines.

Putting Up Their Dukes

A hedge fund is seeking to split Duke Energy into three companies.

Back Breaking

Duke takes the first step in dismantlin its 'backbone' power plant.


Up Front
Falling Ahead

In the coming weeks, subscibers will receive the fourth-annual Florida 500.

Norma Alcantar

"Fame is kind of a little bit intimidating."

Editor's Page

In Florida's business world, the real standouts are those who go about business with some sense of higher purpose.


Global Reach

Global Reach

From creating better forecasts for farmers and traders to responding to health concerns in real time, innovations developed here extend worldwide.

A Knack for Learning

A tweak in his approach sends Tampa entrepreneur's tutoring business soaring.

eMerging a Success

After years of efforts — boosted by eMerge Americas — Miami is making a name for itself as a tech hub.

Leading Miami's Move to Tech

Entrepreneur Felice Gorordo is trying to reverse Miami's brain drain and lure skilled young Miamians back to the city.

Startup Support

In a 2013 report, the World Economic Forum identified what it called the "eight pillars of an entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Around the State

A Dream Venture

Eight Sleep makes mattresses designed to improve sleep through theromoregulation.

Bags? Passports? Special Forces?

Vero Beach and Treasure Coast are known for service businesses catering to ultra high-net-worth families.

Better Nose Jobs

A Florida Poly researcher is using digital tech to help plastic surgeons.

Incisionless Brain Surgery

UCF Lake Nona Medical Center to offer incisionless brain surgery to treat patients with essential tremor.

Water Winner

Ocala Wetland Recharge Park reduces pollutants in stormwater and residual treated wastewater.

Rising Tide

Yamaha Marine execs believe Pensacola technical college can serve as a model for schools nationwide.

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Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone

Tropical Depression Nine has developed in the central Caribbean. The depression is expected to reach tropical storm strength and even hurricane strength by early next week. The NHC has placed Florida in the system's cone of uncertainty.

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