3. Follow Friday: Blake Rizzo
Former commercial litigation attorney Blake Rizzo found himself drawn into the crypto space after he was approached by crypto enthusiast Jason Berlin with the Tour de Crypto idea. In 2018, Berlin along with fellow rider Jovel Velasquez set off on a cross-country cycling trip across the U.S. with the aiming of raising as much of the $1 million target for the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC).
Intrigued by the idea, Rizzo joined the guys becoming the group's head of charity affairs. Since the tour, which the team are hoping to replicate in other countries, Rizzo has also set up his law firm, Blake Rizzo Law, focusing on the world of the blockchain. As a blockchain and digital security attorney, Rizzo's office specifically looks at cryptocurrencies, Security Token Offerings (STOs), and the tokenization of assets.
He's also an executive director of the Houston Blockchain Alliance, legal advisor to the Litecoin Foundation, and an attorney and charity advisor for Rapids, a decentralized platform that connects social media with the blockchain.
Rizzo has just under 2,700 followers on Twitter and often retweets posts that relate to things he's involved in such as the Houston Blockchain Alliance or the World Crypto Conference.