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Bitcoin 2021 attendees’ positive COVID-19 tests are going viral

some of the attendees Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami He has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home from a conference last weekend, prompting negative media coverage and a wave of social media speculation that it could turn into a “super spreader event”.

Bloomberg called Miami Bitcoin a “COVID hot spot,” while Gizmodo reported the conference “could be the latest COVID-19 super spreader phenomenon.”

Arcane Research CIO, Eric Wall, was among those to have contracted the virus, Tweet Earlier today he underwent a CT-scan after suffering from “high fever” and “chest pain,” medical staff suspected he may have had a blood clot in his lungs. No blood clot was found, Wall was discharged from the hospital and returned home.

Automated trading software developer, also Luke Martin of Coinist accepted To test positive for Covid-19.

According to CNBC, at least 12,000 people attended the event – ​​which did not require proof of vaccination or implement the mask mandate. The event ran for three days at the Maina Winwood Convention Center in Miami, where the crowded auditoriums were overcrowded while social distancing was not enforced.

The event was Miami’s first major convention since the start of the pandemic. according to a new York Times Report lines to enter the building “stretched over a mile.”

Miami Mayor and Bitcoin proponent, Francis Suarez, spoke at the event, and was introduced on stage as “perhaps the most irresponsible politician in all of America” ​​and “the mayor of the Mecca of Freedom”.

Social media reports have speculated that the number of attendees and tests positive may exceed mainstream reports. Influencer “Mr. Whale,” told his nearly 235,000 followers that “dozens” have since tested positive, estimating that as many as 50,000 may have attended the event.

A screenshot of an image retweeted by Bitcoin 2021 organizer Dylan LeClaire, who grossly rejected the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination record card system, has been circulated on social media.

Bitcoin was not the first crypto conference to host the 2021 COVID-19 broadcast, with TorsLabs co-founder, Jen Yo Yong, urging attendees at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris and the ETHLondon hackathon. beginning of 2020 To get tested when he was diagnosed with coronavirus after attending events.