Miami Bitcoin Conference Hosts 20K Attendees Plus Billionaires and Celebrities

June 06, 2021, 9:00 AM AEST - 1 month ago

It’s a Bitcoin party in Miami Florida, baby! This year’s Bitcoin 2021 Conference continues this weekend at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami. 

General admission tickets went for a lazy US$1,500 and are completely sold out. Those with extra cash could fork out $20,000 for a “whale pass” and get themselves an extra day to mingle among the rich and famous and some geeky crypto nerds. That also entitled attendees to VIP tickets for Floyd Mayweather’s fight against YouTuber Logan Paul on June 6. 

Guests Include Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Actors and Politicians

Among the high-profile guests at the conference are Bitcoin billionaire Brock Pierce, the Winklevoss twins (Cameron and Tyler, themselves worth a cool US$6 billion), MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor and skateboard entrepreneur Tony Hawk.

In preparing for the event, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez advocated for the city to pay its workers in Bitcoin.

“The Mayor has certainly said he is bold and supports innovation. Innovators are looking for a combination of quality of life and also feeling supported by the government … Miami caught the wave. They capitalised on the situation and, as a result, the future of Miami is probably forever changed.”

Brock Pierce

Unlike those ducks that fly south just for the winter, it seems venture capital and tech/crypto-loving New Yorkers have migrated to Miami on a more permanent basis, not merely for a summer vacation. Florida in general is proving to be a forward-thinking and welcoming state for cryptocurrency.

Watch The LiveStream Replay

Below is the video replay of Day 1 of the Event. We will update this article with the Day 2 video once it’s available.

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