Miami Bull Statue to be Unveiled by Mayor Suarez
The Installation Crowns Miami as the Capital of Capital and a Cornerstone of Future Finance
Miami, Fla. (April 6, 2022) – The city of Miami is grabbing the future of finance by the horns. Today, Mayor Francis X. Suarez joined TradeStation to unveil the Miami Bull, an 11-foot, 3,000-pound statue. The Bull was commissioned by Miami-born fintech firm TradeStation and presented in Miami to celebrate its culture of innovation as it further stakes its claim as the world’s new epicenter of crypto and fintech. The statue is an artistic and modern interpretation of the Charging Bull that sits near Wall Street, which serves as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. The Miami Bull seeks to both honor Miami and champion the latest fintech technologies that have emerged around the world, including the emergence of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance.
“TradeStation is thrilled to unveil the Miami Bull – a monument that celebrates the city of Miami and the future of finance,” said John Bartleman, President and CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. “As recognized leaders in the cryptocurrency landscape, we believe that communities that embrace innovation, like Miami, are the foundation of a new digital economy. We are honored to take part in this initiative that celebrates Miami’s role in building a new financial world for the future.”
“The city of Miami is committed to championing innovative ideas and transformative technologies,” said Francis X. Suarez, Mayor of Miami. “The Miami Bull is a symbolic and powerful addition to our city’s landscape. Its presence further reaffirms the strength of Miami’s position on the financial world stage. The future of finance is here, in Miami.”
The Miami Bull is the brainchild of world-renowned creatives from advertising agency SMALL who, together with brand strategists from Octonano, enlisted acclaimed artist Furio Tedeschi and the revolutionary Onyx Forge Studio to bring the ultramodern work-of-art to life. Furio Tedeschi is an award-winning concept artist who is the genius behind some of Hollywood’s biggest hits, including movies from the notorious Transformers film saga (The Last Knight (2017), Bumblebee (2018), and Rise of the Beasts (2023)). The sculpture was constructed by Onyx Forge, a highly respected FX entertainment design and build studio best known for their award-winning work on films such as Predator (1987) and Beauty and the Beast (2014).
“We are honored to present the Miami Bull to the people of this city and the world,” said Maurizio Marchiori, Co-Founder and CEO of Octonano. “This work of art memorializes Miami’s role in shaping the future of finance and seeks to inspire the millions that will admire the Miami Bull for years to come.”
The preview of the Miami Bull will happen on Wednesday, April 6th at the Miami Beach Convention Center, timed to Bitcoin 2022, the largest cryptocurrency focused conference with an estimated 30,000 people in attendance. After the event, the Miami Bull will be relocated as a monument on the Miami Dade College Campus. For additional information on the Miami Bull, visit miamibull.com.
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About TradeStation Group, Inc.
For decades, TradeStation has advanced fintech in its support of self-directed traders and investors in their journeys to claim a financial edge. TradeStation provides award-winning trading and analysis platforms and self-clearing online brokerage services for stocks, ETFs, equity and index options, commodity and financial futures, futures options, and cryptocurrencies. These trading platforms are accessible on desktop, Web and mobile, as well as via API technologies which seamlessly provide access to TradeStation’s brokerage environment through third-party platforms. TradeStation’s offerings also include deep and growing learning content designed to build confidence among those new to investing and hone the skills of seasoned traders.
TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, NSCC, DTC, OCC, NFA & CME) offers self-clearing equities, options, futures and futures options brokerage services as a licensed securities broker-dealer and futures commission merchant (FCM) and is a member of major equities and futures exchanges in the United States. TRADESTATION SECURITIES, INC. IS A MEMBER OF NFA AND IS SUBJECT TO NFA’S REGULATORY OVERSIGHT AND EXAMINATIONS. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE NFA DOES NOT HAVE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY OVER UNDERLYING OR SPOT VIRTUAL CURRENCY PRODUCTS OR TRANSACTIONS OR VIRTUAL CURRENCY EXCHANGES, CUSTODIANS, OR MARKETS. TradeStation Crypto, Inc. offers self-clearing cryptocurrency brokerage services under federal and state money services business, money-transmitter, and similar registrations and licenses.
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SMALL Agency is an independent award-winning global creative collective specializing in culturally relevant, buzzworthy ideas. Founded in 2019 by seasoned executive creative directors Luca Lorenzini and Luca Pannese, the company has worked with major brands such as Netflix, Diesel, Amazon Prime, Timberland, Kraft, and many other international companies. In 2021, just two years after the agency was founded, SMALL was awarded “Best Boutique Agency of the Year” by the New York Festivals Advertising Awards. The creative duo behind the company has won 34 Cannes Lions, in addition to multiple awards at some of the most prestigious advertising festivals in the world. For more information, please visit https://www.smalltheagency.com or follow @smalltheagency on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Octonano is a fluid creative marketing and branding agency that strives to help build relevant, purposeful, and memorable brands that make a long-lasting impact on the world. Headquartered in the heart of Soho in New York City with offices in Florence and Milan, Octonano offers branding, digital marketing, content creation and business strategy services to small, medium, and enterprise-level brands. The company specializes in creating powerful brand experiences by harnessing the power of storytelling, compelling content, and innovative strategies to help clients create, rethink, and expand their horizons. For more information, visit https://www.octonanonyc.com/ or follow @octonanonyc on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.