“I just want to make people laugh,” said Shapiro, a St. Pete native who is also the general manager of Shapiro’s Gallery on Beach Drive. “I always resort to humor when things get tense. Humor is my outlet.”
While many businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, blockchain technology development studio BlockSpaces is moving forward with a new operating model, a new management team and a seed round of capital.
“COVID allowed us to make the big changes that would have been hard to do in the peak of season. So in a weird way there’s been a lot of silver-lining blessings with this whole thing. We were able to pivot to things more aligned to our value system.”