June 15, 2021

Some Bitcoin conference attendees report testing positive for Covid after Miami event

Some of the 12,000 people who flew into Miami last weekend to attend the biggest Bitcoin event in history have since tested positive for Covid-19.

It is not clear how many attendees were infected.

The event, Bitcoin 2021, drew cryptocurrency enthusiasts from around the world to the Mana Wynwood convention center in Miami’s arts and entertainment district. People packed into auditoriums and networked during the three-day event. It was the first major conference since the coronavirus pandemic started, and many of those who attended said they were relieved to be out among colleagues trading news and updates.

There was no mask mandate, and no proof of vaccination was required. Covid-19 was only a talking point in the context of how thrilled everyone was to have arrived at the other side of the pandemic.

That is, of course, until some participants took to Twitter to say they had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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