Miami blockchain folk hero secures $5M for community tokenization


On May 17, the Captain Haiti Foundation, a 4947(a)(1) charitable trust, announced a $5 million raise sponsored by private equity firm Dargent Group. 

The Captain Haiti Foundation says the partnership aims to leverage blockchain technologies to “combat Miami’s housing crisis and the ongoing gentrification of the Haitian community [in Miami].” Nandy Martin, who is also known as Captain Haiti and serves as the foundation’s chairman, explained that the fund will be dedicated to helping residents acquire land, family homes and commercial real estate in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami.

“By achieving just 5% of Wynwood’s Wall success, our Little Haiti Walls initiative could attract 150,000 tourists annually, stimulating local businesses and amplifying cultural exchange.”

For the first step, Martin will partner with Web3 music infrastructure provider Nusic to release a limited edition geo-located music nonfungible token collection granting first-option real estate purchase rights to collectors. Additionally, the Captain Haiti Foundation aims to raise $300,000 to beautify…

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