Several crypto billionaires, celebrities, athletes, and politicians, adding up to 20’000 individuals are headed towards Miami to attend the largest-ever Bitcoin conference taking place this week. The event will revolve around blockchain technology, which is why it’s being referred to as a ‘blockchain party’. The event is happening at Mana Wynwood Convention Center and will last for two days.
The speakers at the event are a combination of crypto-curious celebrities, blockchain trailblazers, and computer scientists including Szabo, skater Tony Hawk, and Floyd Mayweather. Pols like former Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Cynthia Lumis are also expected to share their thoughts at the event.
The tickets to the event were worth $1,500 yet got sold out in no time. Many individuals also purchased a whale pass worth $20,000 so that they can get an extra day to converse with fellow elite people and enjoy additional perks.
The Bitcoin billionaire Brock Pierce shared his thoughts as he stated ‘I don’t think anyone expected the event to be as large as it is”. Pierce will also be speaking at the event, and he further added to his statement, “It’s a combination of excitement in the industry of [crypto] going mainstream combined with people desperately wanting to reconnect with other human beings.”
People want a break after Covid 19
It’s no secret that the recent ongoing lockdown and Coronavirus situation across the world has made people desperate to step out and mingle with one another. The crypto event taking place is said to be full of entertainment, including yacht parties and huge bashes, which caught the attention of attendees as well. Apart from the crypto talks that will occur, many attendees are looking forward to an elite-class get-away.
Many of the speakers and organizers are surprised at the response the event has gotten, and there’s a lot of talk going on regarding the event, which adds to its hype. People are also excited to see what elite personalities have to say regarding Bitcoin and, of course, the ongoing dilemma concerning blockchain’s environmental impact.
The mayor of Miami wants the city to become a Bitcoin hotspot
Miami mayor Francis Suarez has been putting endless efforts towards making Miami a Bitcoin hotspot. He recently proposed that the city accepts tax payments in the form of BTC. According to him, the reason for his pro-crypto thought process is that he is bold and supports innovation.
Miami is crowded with innovative individuals, out of whom many are either interested in cryptos or have already invested in a cryptocurrency. Noting the crypto wave that took over the city, the mayor of Miami saw great potential in making the city a Bitcoin hub. He believes cryptos are the future and could bring revolutionary change.
The Bitcoin conference expected to happen this week is also a huge step towards promoting crypto in Miami, as many influential people will be sharing their two cents on Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Analysts are suggesting that the event may cause a further rise in crypto values as well.