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Crypto fans went to a massive Bitcoin event in Miami and promptly got Covid
After more than a year of living under restrictions and quarantines to try and stop the spread of Covid 19, thousands of people decided to go to an event about Bitcoin.
Unsurprisingly, many attendees are now testing positive for the virus.
The Bitcoin 2021 conference was held in Miami from June 4-5 and welcomed 12,000 people through the doors.
Although the US has vaccinated a lot of people, there are still plenty who haven’t got the jab and some who don’t plan to.
The cryptocurrency conference was one of the first major live events to go ahead in the States and plenty of crowds thronged together with no masks or social distancing to be seen.
Now people are starting to get a little concerned.
Bitcoin podcaster Luke Martin tweeted he caught Covid-19 from the event, before hastily deleting the post.
Eric Wall, the CIO of Sweden-based Arcane Assets, tweeted that he also tested positive after attending. ‘I was not vaccinated,’ he tweeted, before taking his account private.
Others attendees also confirmed that the virus was likely spreading far and wide at the event.
Here’s some footage of the #Bitcoin Conference.
With an estimated 50,000+ visitors over 2-days, almost no one was seen wearing a mask.
As of now, it’s unknown exactly how many people were exposed. I’ll be sure to post any further updates! pic.twitter.com/QeVj0tJYEZ
Everyone who I hung out with in Miami got covid. Luckily for me I hung out about one feet above everyone
Get COVID tested if you went to BTC Miami https://t.co/3AaULIO7o1
The fact that everyone who attended the Miami event seems to have gotten COVID is a fairly accurate metaphor for the price action since then. $btc
Reading about the bitcoin $btc conference in Miami being a super spreader event. Alot of “influencers” act like its no big deal that they got covid. As a frontliner the past year seeing alot, all I can say is be thankful you can down play it. Some people got it way worse.
‘Vaccines have been freely available for months in the US, to the extent that anyone who wanted to be vaccinated could do so by the time of the event,’ organizer BTC Media said in a statement obtained by Bloomberg.
‘We provided all attendees with the current recommendations of the CDC and State of Florida and expressed to our audience that those who were high risk or hadn’t been vaccinated should consider waiting until next year.’
There was no mask mandate and no proof-of-vaccination requirement to attend.