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Miami is becoming as a crypto hotspot by hosting the Bitcoin 2021 event this year.
The Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami has been billed as the largest Bitcoin event in crypto history, with organisers anticipating a massive attendance.
The three-day event, which begins on June 3 at the Mana Convention Center in Miami’s Wynwood area, will include a variety of industry leaders and celebrities.
Former congressman Ron Paul, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, pro-crypto Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, and cryptographer Nick Szabo are among those scheduled to attend.
The organizers are expecting more than 50,000 attendees, according to a Fox Business report.
Miami has emerged as a major tech hub in recent years, with the Wynwood neighborhood, in particular, evolving into a hub for technology and innovation. The crypto conference was previously held in Los Angeles but organizers decided to move it due to venue availability issues. On the official website, event organizers stated:
“In addition to moving cities, we are also pushing the conference back slightly to June 4–5, so as to allow ample time for the second wave of COVID-19 to pass and for vaccine rollout to take place.”
A “whale pass” admission ticket is available with beginning bids of 3 BTC. The package includes admission to Bitcoin 2021, five celebrity-suite seats to the next Mayweather vs. Logan Paul boxing event, three vintage bottles of Dom Pérignon from 1996, a meet and greet with pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, and VIP concierge services.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is one of the speakers at Bitcoin 2021. Mayor Suarez is well-known in the crypto world for his pro-Bitcoin position and incentive programmes aimed at increasing digital asset usage throughout the city.
Suarez indicated in February that Miami city employees will be allowed to have their salary paid in Bitcoin rather than USD if they so desired. He also announced at the time that he was considering funding his reelection campaign in BTC.
In April, Jackson, Tennessee, Mayor Scott Conger said that the city was actively studying the possibility of paying its staff in cryptocurrency, as well as mining Bitcoin that would be put to the city’s balance sheet.