9ttendance at the Bitcoin 2023 conference, touted as the world’s largest Bitcoin gathering, is expected to be significantly lower compared to the previous year.
Attendance Expectations: Bitcoin 2023 Conference Sees a Significant Decline
Roughly 15,000 attendees are anticipated a stark decline from the 35,000 who participated in the previous event. This decrease in attendance is likely a reflection of the prolonged downturn in the cryptocurrency market, often referred to as the “crypto winter.” Despite the decline, notable figures such as U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and author Michael Lewis are scheduled to speak at the conference.
Bitcoin enthusiasts are converging on Miami Beach for the third consecutive year to attend Bitcoin 2023. Which spans from Thursday to Saturday and concludes with an exclusive afterparty. General admission tickets are priced at $999. And “Industry Pass” offering exclusive access to the “Official Networking App” costs $2,299.
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Last year’s conference attracted over 35,000 attendees and featured prominent speakers like Serena Williams, Jordan Peterson, and Michael Saylor, the co-founder of MicroStrategy (MSTR).
This year’s Bitcoin 2023 conference, was organized by BTC Inc. and BTC Media, LLC (owner of Bitcoin Magazine). Which is expected to draw around 15,000 crypto enthusiasts to the Miami Beach Convention Center. This figure represents less than half of the attendance from the previous year, a consequence of the ongoing crypto winter.
The conference agenda includes over 180 talks, covering topics such as the aftermath of the FTX debacle on Wall Street. Which debates surrounding Bitcoin, and the potential of Bitcoin-powered nuclear energy. Notably, U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Vivek Ramaswamy, author Michael Lewis, and U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry, the head of the House Financial Services Committee, will be among the speakers.
The prevailing market condition has resulted in numerous corporate bankruptcies, industry failures, and widespread layoffs within the cryptocurrency sector. While the price of Bitcoin has increased from around $15,000 in November to approximately $28,000. It remains significantly below the all-time high of around $69,000 reached in late 2021.