The 2021 Bitcoin Conference, Billed As The Biggest Crypto Event Ever Closes in Miami – NBC 6 South Florida
Thousands flocked to Miami from around the world for Bitcoin 2021, which is considered the largest crypto event in history. The conference was also Wynwood’s first major event since the pandemic began.
On the second day of the celebrations, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins delivered the opening address to a sold-out audience.
“This is an industry visit,” said Cohen Higgins. “These are companies. These are the finance industries and we want them to have a home and I think Miami-Dade County is the perfect home. “
Miami city officials welcomed the conference with open arms in hopes of becoming the newest big tech hotspot.
The county leaders have also set up a task force to investigate how residents could use cryptocurrencies as a means of payment for taxes, fees, and services.
One of the most anticipated events of the conference was a demo by skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, who delivered one of the keynotes on Bitcoin and skateboarding as countercultures that have become mainstream.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk shows off some of his moves at the Bitcoin Conference 2021 in Miami
Other celebrities on the final day of the conference included CNBC Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, who spoke about mining as a public company, and comedian Tom Dillon.
Many crypto-related announcements were made during the two-day conference, including the fact that Bitcoin will fly to the moon from robot technology company Astrobotic later this year.
Also, in a video broadcast on Saturday, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced a partnership with the digital wallet company Strike to build the country’s modern financial infrastructure using Bitcoin technology that looks like it would become the global one first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.
Bitcoiners from near and far came to learn and network within the Bitcoin community, and many believe the hype is real.
“I think the hype for me is that people have their money,” said Lacey London, a day trader who only came to Miami for the conference. “So our money is ours. It is no longer in centralized banking.”