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Thousands of people are expected to attend the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami; here are some of the main appearances and discussion themes to look out for.
The Bitcoin 2021 conference, which takes place from Thursday to Saturday at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami, will draw a large crowd of crypto enthusiasts.
Bitcoin 2021 may be more significant than normal since attendees will be able to convene in a real venue after COVID-19 limitations drove many previous crypto conferences to go virtual.
This year’s conference has a remarkable lineup of members of Congress, celebrities, cryptographers, CEOs, and other crypto supporters, with a total attendance of more than 50,000 people expected.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Bitcoin (BTC) permabull and MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and the Winklevoss twins — Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — are among those likely to attend.
Mayor Suarez recently stated that he purchased Bitcoin when the United States Senate approved the $1.9 trillion stimulus programme in March.
Bitcoin 2021 will also include pro-crypto government leaders such as Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis and former leaders of US financial watchdogs such as Chris Giancarlo and Brian Brooks. Giancarlo is a former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, while Brooks most recently served as the currency’s interim comptroller.
Saylor, the Winklevoss twins, and Anthony Pompliano will lead the two fireside talks on Friday, while Mike Novogratz of Galaxy Digital, Charles Cascarilla of Paxos, Steve Lee of Square Crypto, and freelance journalist Aaron van Wirdum of Square Crypto will appear in fireside talks on Saturday.
On scalability, Zap CEO Jack Mallers will speak on enterprises that use the Lightning Network, and Jeremy Rubin of the MIT Bitcoin Project will participate in a discussion titled “Bitcoin is DeFi.”
With recent criticisms of Bitcoin mining, it is probably unexpected to find a few panels dedicated to the issue, with titles such as “The Moral Case for Bitcoin” and “Bitcoin Mining Fixes Our Energy Problems.”
Other panels scheduled for the event will cover issues like as on-chain analytics, proof of reserves, and banking for the unbanked.