Can Rhode Island learn from the Massachusetts experience? Yes. See article by the Israel Consul General to New England, Yehuda Yaakov, regarding Israeli cyber companies and their activities in Massachusetts.. Let's start the conversation. Join the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) event November 29 in Newport, RI regarding Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto-currencies with top Israeli and Rhode Island speakers. Let's start the conversation. Register for the event.