For the first time ever, we are going to see one of the largest bitcoin communities come together and show immense support for other bitcoiners from all corners of the world. Yes, we are talking about the bitcoin conference happening in the state of Florida. A three-day event has now started in Miami, with some big names in the industry appearing on the panel. We also get to witness some legendary personalities like Tony Hawk and Floyd Mayweather in attendance.
The conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet some of the pioneers in the cryptocurrency space, and one can indulge in networking as well. All of this is one-hundred percent true, and you will also have a great time connecting with like-minded people, but there is a big reason why this conference is so important. Before we get to that, let us see some of the speakers and events taking place in the coming days of the Miami conference.
Bitcoin means something special for every supporter out there, so we are seeing a unique set of speakers coming from different backgrounds speak about their work to shape the future of bitcoin.
Ron Paul (Former Congressman)
One of the most beloved libertarians alive today is Ron Paul, and he sure has had some speculative comments on bitcoin before, but he also admits he is a huge fan of the concept. His supportiveness comes from a philosophical and legalistic perspective, but the idea of free markets is truly fascinating for him. In one of the podcasts hosted by Stephan Livera, Paul mentioned that he always wanted to make bitcoin legal when he was in congress, as alternative currencies were competing with the dollar.
Senator Cynthia Lummis
Another great proponent of blockchain technology coming from a political background is Cynthia Lummis. The senator has always been vocal about responsible innovation in the financial system, and she believes blockchain can do that effectively on multiple levels. As a first-term senator, she has already started working on a bill to accelerate crypto tax reform, and she believes bipartisan support can make it happen sooner than later.
The man, the myth, the legend, or shall we say- the biggest bitcoin supporter. Michael Saylor has been the most optimistic character in the industry, and he truly believes owning bitcoin can solve problems, so seeing him as a speaker is of no surprise. Outside of investing nearly $2 billion in bitcoin, Michael has been one of the finest entrepreneurs the world has ever seen in the fields of business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services.
The CEO of Twitter and Chairman of Square, Jack Dorsey, is an active investor in bitcoin and has been a great supporter right from the beginning. He has been using his platform heavily to showcase how much he believed in the technology and bitcoin community. We are sure he will have some great insights on the recent energy FUD and share his perspective as a speaker.
One of the biggest names in skateboarding is Tony Hawk. There is no doubt that he will remain as one of the greats to ever do it. Outside of dominating skateparks, Tony has been a serial entrepreneur and always finds ways to give back to society. He also commented a few years back on Twitter that he had been riding the bitcoin train for six years now. As he claims to be an early adopter, he wants to bring the fire to the bitcoin community and help as many people as possible.
Some notable mentions include
Another reputable investment strategist who classifies bitcoin as a new asset class is Lyn Alden. Her academic background is a blend between engineering and finance, so we can see why she has a huge interest in the workings of bitcoin. To say- she is completely bullish on bitcoin would be false because she believes bitcoin should only take a small portion of a diversified portfolio. Her viewpoints mainly changed when the popularity of bitcoin grew to insane heights, and she sees a great price action in the coming years.
Dan is a leading director of one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world- Kraken. He has had two exits in Interchange and ZeroBlook, and he brings a great deal of expertise to every bitcoin company. He also runs a weekly newsletter, explaining complex concepts surrounding bitcoin and crypto in a simplified manner. His share of advice is well respected by more than 10,000 traders and investors including billionaires, and top investors across the world.
One of the well-known and most successful bitcoin podcasters in the industry is Peter McCormack. He has truly had a rollercoaster ride to get to where he is now, and he is always looking for resources to maximize time utilization, and that is when he became a true bitcoiner. His podcast, What Bitcoin Did, is a gold mine for newcomers in the industry, as he always has visionaries on the show and discusses some crucial aspects surrounding the crypto industry.
Why Should you care anyway?
“With great power comes great responsibility,” said Voltaire, and it is one hundred percent applicable to this year’s bitcoin conference. The influence that these speakers and experts carry cannot be measured. The price of greatness is responsibility, so these famous individuals and pioneers of the industry have an opportunity to interact closely and share their ideas of the future of crypto. The impact of this conference is going to be huge because some of the attendees have bought hundreds if not thousands of bitcoin, and they also manage portfolios of the world’s leading billionaires.
That in itself is so impactful in the broad spectrum, so it is very important to pay close attention to this event and understand how industry leaders are partnering for future projects. One conversation could lead to many new opportunities, so this bitcoin event can change the entire community landscape for the coming years.
Saying this one event will predict the future of bitcoin would be primitive, but this will mark it as one of the most important conferences in the history of bitcoin. We will see more adoption because of it, and it helps with the wider distribution of coins. Exchange of thought leadership might also take place, which can provide more resources for the public to know the inner workings of bitcoin technology. Let us see how the event pans out, but all in all, we get to witness some of the greatest minds of the world share their open perspective on bitcoin.
Born and brought up in India, Karthikeya Gutta is a crypto journalist and freelance contributor for ItsBlockchain. He covers various aspects of the industry with in-depth analysis and research. His passion towards blockchain and crypto ecosystem is mainly because he believes it can really change the world and help millions of people.
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