Lines To Get Into Miami’s Bitcoin Conference Were A Mile Long; Two More Crypto Companies Moving Here, Creating Hundreds Of Jobs

Miami was at the center of the Bitcoin world this week with a giant conference celebrating the cryptocurrency in town.

Miami also continues to become the year round capital of cryptocurrency, with two new crypto companies announcing last week they would move here, creating hundreds of jobs.

According to the New York Times, lines to get into the Bitcoin conference in Wynwood stretched for more than a mile on Friday, with a reporter saying it was the largest crowd they had witnessed since the pandemic.

Overall, at least 12,000 attended the conference, the paper reported. Those in town included top tech founders, including Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel.

Last week, two major crypto companies announced they would move to Miami and create hundreds of high-paying jobs.

Blockchain.com said it is moving its U.S. headquarters from New York to Miami. Up to 300 jobs will be created in the city over the next 18 months, at an average salary of $110,000.

Also last week, crypto exchange eToro announced it would open a 50-person office in Miami.

 

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel at Dave Grutman’s Swan in the Design District this weekend (via Grutman’s Instagram):

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Jack Dorsey’s looks keep getting weirder lol

Market Urbanist
3 months ago

I’m convinced he’s either an alien or robot.

Anonymous
3 months ago

No! He looks like a 1960’s hippie …. that explains why his business canceling conservatives opinions under the false premises of “ hateful speech “ but looks the other way when Iranians Ayatollahs tweet death to America ! 😳

Anonymous
3 months ago

The lines were a mile long because the planning was so incredibly poor. People paid upwards of $1,500 to go wait in line in the hot summer sun for 3+ hours and some weren’t even able to get in because they sold more tickets than they had capacity for people at the cheap old Mana warehouse. All the highlights of that conference made it on to media sites and social media almost instantly so going there was stupid anyways too. The dumbest part of the whole thing was when a guy ran up on stage and stripped off his clothes to promote DOGEcoin, lol, that conference was a joke and a typical Miami grift!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Totally agreed, I actually attended and the experience was terrible, the worst run conference I’ve ever been to in my life. The ticket prices didn’t even include the crap food that they were serving there

Anonymous
3 months ago

It went so poorly that they already have a miami new times write up on how bad it was: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-bitcoin-conference-compared-to-fyre-festival-12326403 lol, what a shitshow

Anonymous
3 months ago

The MNT is somewhere above Buzzfeed and below the Plantain. I wouldn’t take anything they write seriously.

Anonymous
3 months ago

They’re not the only ones who reported how crap that conference was and it was obviously being stated all over twitter by people who had actually gone to it and were filming from inside

Anonymous
3 months ago

You mean, people actually paid upwards of $1,500 to be at this conference? Com’on, tell me you’re kidding?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Nope, not kidding, tremendous grift in which those conference organizers out of LA made off like bandits! They were super smart to choose Miami as the location for maximum swindling, they capitalized perfectly on all the “tech hub” hype, DeSantis opening up the state thus allowing for these ridiculous crowds, and locals looking to “get rich quick” with crypto

Anonymous
3 months ago

Probably last time it would be held here in Miami. Horribly organized and who wants to wait in line in high heat and humidity? Horrible infrastructure.

Anonymous
3 months ago

DeSantis basically made a mile-long line of neckbeards and soyboys have heat strokes. Good.

Anonymous
3 months ago

You are going to thank DeSantis if you have a daughter in high school, competing in sports and winning a scholarship to go to college, because she didn’t compete to a biological male!🤗🤗🤗🤗

Anonymous
3 months ago

“because she didn’t compete to a biological male!”

Lol… wtf is this clown talking about?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Shits outta hand no doubt…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Jobs = Good.

Big Tech = Bad.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Big tech isn’t inherently bad, but keep vomiting right-wing talking points

Anonymous
3 months ago

Big Tech oligarchs in Silicon Valley are well-known for their liberal bias. Time and time again, they have banned conservatives from their platforms for the crime of speaking out against left-wing orthodoxy. Their censorship efforts have targeted journalists, local Republican officials, and even the forty-fifth President of the United States. The “mainstream media,” also noted for its liberal bias, does little to call out Big Tech’s attacks on free speech. There’s no question that these two institutions — Big Tech and the media — are squarely to the left of the American mainstream. Recently, they’ve been working together to suppress information about the origin and spread of COVID-19 in a stunning disservice to both the American public and truth itself.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Because the Communist Party of China owns all the Democrats from LeBron to Biden !!! 😂🤣🤪🤓

Anonymous
3 months ago

Big Tech leaders shut down speculation about the deadliest pandemic in a century. Everyone has a right to discuss it freely — especially given that the virus just so happened to originate in China, a nation with a long history of human rights abuses, lying to the international community, and openly opposing American interests.

Anonymous
3 months ago

In their leftward lurch, Big Tech and the mainstream media have progressed from propagating cancel culture to actively suppressing information about crucial global events. This is a trend that should concern every American regardless of party affiliation👀🤨🥸😄

Anonymous
3 months ago

And yet , where are the people giving thumbs up? When confronted with the truth, it’s immediately turned to racism or profanity. It’s unbelievable. Where is patriotism and unity in America?

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

Shut the f–k up!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Shut the F-Up! 🙄
That’s not an argument, Condesa! If you are part of the nobility, you should have been tough good manners and be educated well enough to have a decent conversation and argue with ideas instead of screaming insults !!! 🤨😛

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

You don’t have an argument either in that loooonnnng paragrah!!! Shut the f–k up!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Then, why you’re so angry and so insulting. Condesa? Logically some ideas expressed on those comments triggered your Derange Syndrome and started using offensive words!!!🙄
You should change your name from La Condesa De Santiago to Madame Tourette!!!😛🤗🤣🤣🤣🤣😂

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

And Putin owns Trump!

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

ANOTHER FOX NEWS PARROT THAT LIVES RENT FREE INSIDE TRUMP’S ASS!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Go back to Cuba, Condesa!!! You probably are living here on welfare and travel to Cuba to get young hustlers!🥰😂

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

I’m royalty and live in a Coral Gabe mansion!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s Coral Gables , where all the nouveau rich like to say they own mansions there while living in an efficiency on the are of 8th street and Ponce de Leon!!
N’est-ce pas ? ma chère Comtesse !! 🤪🤗

Anonymous
3 months ago

But you clearly have no brain.
You’re sad

Anonymous
3 months ago

That’s not Fox News! That’s reality, Condesa !! 😛

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

Finish your KOOL-AID please!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

While those with common sense would agree, Facebook didn’t. In the early months of the pandemic, the Big Tech giant actively censored speculation about COVID-19 possibly leaking from this lab. The Chinese Communist Party couldn’t ask for a better public relations team than their allies in Silicon Valley, who eagerly leaped at the chance to stifle conversation about the biggest story in a generation.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s really amazing the BS you righties spout out of your mouths. First, you look at the Covid 19 virus as just being the “hoax” the way your Fuehrer Trump tells you to look at it, and then you whine about Tech Companies and the Media suppressing information about it. When the Covid pandemic was already killing people around the world, it was your Fuehrer Trump who announced his first rally in Tulsa Ok that his followers attended without wearing a mask. Now “Big Tech” somehow conspired to hold information about the Covid 19 virus to keep you Conservatards in the dark?

Jeez I’m glad I’m not a stooge.

Anonymous
3 months ago

At least China should pay for all the damage around the world !!! But you liberals don’t want to offend the CCP neither LeBron or John Cena!! 😛🤗

Anonymous
3 months ago

^ I thought you dumbass Cons believed that the Covid 19 virus was just a Chinese hoax like your fuehrer Donald Trump told you? Oh, excuse me, I forgot that I’m talking to a Trump University graduate.

Look, be like Liz Cheney and stop being a Trump zombie.

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

ANOTHER FOX NEWS PARROT THAT LIVES RENT FREE INSIDE TRUMP’S ASS!!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Ay please condesa
Can you please change your line?
At least have some weight and substance in what you’re saying. That Fox News line is so old, stupid and tired.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Most people who are educated have a Left Wing Bias. Ever wonder why that would be?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Pooping = Good.
Wide Butthole = Bad.

We need more jobs in the coal mining and locomotive sector down here! Not to mention wide brim hats!

Anonymous
3 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Dorsey has a wide butthole for China.

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

And Trump for Putin!

Anonymous
3 months ago

What!!!.. Trump’s cheating on me with Putin?! Wait till get ahold of his orange ass!

– Kim Jong-un

Anonymous
3 months ago

And Biden Shut down gas production in America and was ok with Putin building the pipeline to provide gas to European countries! 🤗🙄

Anonymous
3 months ago

^ Wtf is this clown talking about?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Biden allows Russia to go on with their pipeline while canceling the Alaska drills and the Keystone pipeline….. 🤗 you lefties only get feed cnn and msnbc 💩!!

Market Urbanist
3 months ago

Agreed.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Probably the same people in line for unemployment😅

S.k
3 months ago

Exactly! Some friends’ family members are currently receiving unemployment (former jobs: Uber drivers, servers), but they now identify themselves as brokers trading crypto & stocks. When you ask them what supports their portfolio, they just say that b/c the crypto/stock was up before, it’ll go up again just because.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Dorsey and Spigel make a cute odd couple! Happy Pride™️! They’re gonna start a new coin that mints everytime they kiss 😘

Anonymous
3 months ago

im scared

Anonymous
3 months ago

this is so satire

Market Urbanist
3 months ago

Lmao. The soy is strong with those two.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Dorsey looks like he’s losing his mind.

Anonymous
3 months ago

that haircut looks like he lost it Britney Spears style when she shaved her head lol

Anonymous
3 months ago

there could not have been a better joke than this conference to mark Miami’s top… people are getting excited for few outposts from NYC that are basically back offices which Tampa has been getting for years now.. Wake up, this move to MIA or whatever marketers came up or will come up with IS OVER>>> …

Anonymous
3 months ago

Agreed!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Miami Winning!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Swarm ran the event that is why it was chaos

Anonymous
3 months ago

That explains it, they’re the WORST! I can’t even believe that people continue to use them for events

Anonymous
3 months ago

I have no experience with Swarm. But reading through the comments was leading me to believe that the promoter/organizer/Mana were probably more to blame than anyone else.

If it is true that 20k showed up for this, that is a huge indicator of the interest (duh). That’s about as much as for a Heat game.

A lot of the Crypto talk is being live streamed or available on YouTube. It is excellent. There is a lot of talent and a lot of money flowing into this space. It is terrific that Miami is the beneficiary of this.

Anonymous
3 months ago

buhaha, did these 2 lib … tards suck each other out afterwards?

Market Urbanist
3 months ago

Likely.

Anonymous
3 months ago

“buhaha, did these 2 lib … tards suck each other out afterwards?”

Lol… companies like these “2 lib … tards” are involved with are the same companies that the orange one was talking about when he erroneously and shamelessly bragged how good the U.S. economy had gotten under him.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Twitter was booming because like two-thirds of its traffic was related to the so-called orange one. However, two-thirds of the U.S. economy isn’t Big Tech. Twitter can’t sustain itself on fangirls of Korean sweatshop boy bands and sports chatter.

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

Who is Trump?!!!LOL….A LOOSER!!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Brilliant words from a winner.
You’re actually funny 😂
I’m sure you are not serious and you’re all about satire.
Hahahaha

Anonymous
3 months ago

“Who is Trump?” Well, he’s the ex-president that will be back in office in August after the ultraviolet light ballet inspections and recounting is done in Arizona.

lol….

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

You talking about Trump, and Rudy?!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Jack Dorsey still trash tho

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

You talking abot Trump?!!

Moishe Mana
3 months ago

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bitcoin conference at my Mana Wynwood warehouse! I’m glad to see that it was such a big hit and that my properties are playing a great role in turning Miami into a global tech hub! Check out my incredible Nikola Tesla innovation center in downtown too!

Anonymous
3 months ago

I’m assuming this is satire, that Mana Wynwood warehouse is a gutted Sony plant from back in the day that Mana simply did a paint job on, no development whatsoever, lipstick on a pig

Anonymous
3 months ago

Having lived in NYC and LA, I hope nobody from either city comes to Miami and brings their people and ideas. Miami is great as it is.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Miami WAS great as it WAS. These people and our clown of a city mayor who is bringing them all down here completely suck.

Anonymous
3 months ago

People from NYC and LA have been relocating to Miami and people from Miami have been relocating to NYC and LA before you were born.

People on this site really trip me out when they think something is new.

brickell87
3 months ago

way too many woke lib…tards polluting south florida these days

Anonymous
3 months ago

Serious question, has anyone begun organizing legal action against these conference organizers a la Fyre Festival? I want my money back, I wasted my whole weekend for this and flew out to Miami from California plus had to pay top dollar for a decent hotel down there. Day one I wasn’t even able to get in to the main area of the conference and day 2 after showing up early, the fire dept was asking us to voluntarily leave the conference because it was violating code with the over capacity. I’m never going back to Miami for any other crypto or tech conference

Anonymous
3 months ago

^this, I’m with you on that one buddy

Anonymous
3 months ago

You’re entitled to nothing because you were dumb enough to attend this in the first place

Anonymous
3 months ago

Geeks will invade Miami…wonder if they will ever go outside into the sun.

La Condesa de San Ignacio
3 months ago

The Twitter guy looks like a hippie from the 1960s!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Criminal gangs, nefarious business and dark money enterprises may also join the Miami party. God help us.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Miami dealt with cocaine cowboys and cocaine wars for far longer, the things you named are just a few of the snippets you have to put up with when living in the city. Shit goes round and round.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Floki!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

hundreds and hundreds of jobs ! lol

Anonymous
3 months ago

“there’s gonna be so much winning, you’re gonna get tired of winning…”

– Your Fuehrer, Trump

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

More crypto companies coming
Know for fact 20 person VC also moving to Miami, announcement soon