Strategic Eco-System Cultivatiion and Community Outreach
Since 2013 we provided leadership, mentorship and volunteered in a variety of strategic initiatives to support the robust and sustainable development of Vancouver as a global hub for emerging technologies such as transformative tech, digital currencies and blockchain.
BlackLlama Artist Guild
“In an increasingly homogenous environment, it takes someone with a unique perspective and mindset to pursue original ideas. ” Arist Innovator Report (2017)
“Clear thinking, creatively confident, emotionally flexible and resilient people are more effective at restoring the world’s living capital.” The Regenerative Enterprise
MaRi Eagar is the Founder of the BlackLlama Artist Guild. We support the art community in demonstrating the importance of the creative economy to cultivate regenerative leadership cultures and enterprise. We are passionate about inspiring people to cultivate compassion for nature, and reconnect them to their kinship with cultural and natural ecosystems.
BC Blockchain Forum
MaRi Eagar was the Founder and lead organizer of The BC Blockchain Forum – a private/public sector initiative to explore the benefits of blockchain technologies and the associated creation of digital assets promoting digital transformation and the digital economy in British Columbia, and Canada-wide. The goal is to realize the potential of distributed digital currency and blockchain economy through supporting the advancement of good business practices.
The BC Blockchain Forum supports the growth of the digital economy through collaboration and partnerships with entrepreneurs, startups, investors, corporates, educational institutions, service providers, and government bodies.”
Manie Eagar and MaRi Eagar provide global thought leadership, lectures, mentoring and networking support to students at Blockchain@UBC. “Blockchain@UBC is a collaborative research cluster focusing on blockchain technology as one component of investigating the broader research question “How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians.”As an emerging technology, there is no universally agreed definition of the blockchain, but it is often described as a distributed ledger that maintains a continually growing list of publicly accessible records secured from tampering and revision. Over time, the blockchain is said to create a persistent, immutable, and ever-growing public ledger that continually updates to represent the latest state.
Founding Board Member: Blockchain Association of Canada
Manie Eagar was a founder member and Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC) and is a founding member elected to the board since 2013. “The BAC, formerly the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, has been the voice of Blockchain technology in Canada since 2013. We speak for an industry that aims to touch the daily lives of Canadians in every corner of the country — by providing jobs, career opportunities, and by investing in the communities we serve.”