It’s a block (chain) party.
Crypto billionaires, athletes, politicians and more than 20,000 attendees come to Miami this week for the largest Bitcoin conference ever.
Blockchain innovators and crypto-curious celebs including Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, computer scientist Nick Szabo, skater Tony Hawk, Floyd Mayweather, and Pols like former Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Cynthia Lumis will all be speaking at the two-day event at Wynwood’s Mana Convention Center.
General tickets, which cost a whopping $ 1,500, are sold out. Meanwhile, those who spend $ 20,000 on a “whale pass” will get an extra day to rub shoulders with other elites, as well as perks like suite tickets for Mayweathers fight against controversial YouTuber Logan Paul.
“I don’t think anyone expected the event to be as big as it is,” Bitcoin billionaire Brock Pierce – who will speak at the event – told Page Six. “It’s a combination of excitement in the industry [crypto] Going mainstream combined with people who desperately want to connect with other people [with COVID letting up]. ”
We hear the party scene is about to get wild, with yacht parties and huge bashes in the works.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has turned the city into a bitcoin hotspot. He even suggested that the city Paying community workers and accepting tax payments in cryptocurrency.
“The mayor certainly said he was brave and supports innovation,” Pierce says, noting that venture capital firms and tech types flocked south during the pandemic, but now they seem to be there to stay.
“Innovators seek a combination of quality of life and also feel supported by the government … Miami has caught the wave. You capitalized on the situation and Miami’s future is likely to change forever. “