ViaBTC | All You Need to Know About Bitcoin 2022
In April, along with the heat and cooling breezes, Bitcoin 2022, the largest Bitcoin conference ever held, kicked off at the charming South Beach in Miami. From April 6 to 9, the four-day pilgrimage has attracted over 35,000 attendees. Many senior government officials, business leaders, and industry experts attended the conference, the most people who are here are still Bitcoin enthusiasts from all over the world.
They are here for the revolution. The local government of Miami embraces cryptocurrencies with open arms. Here, FTX bought the naming rights to the American Airlines Arena and renamed it “FTX Arena”. Miami is all about cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin ATMs are everywhere, and citizens in this city may even get paid in BTC in the future. Without caring about their peers’ nationality or race, Bitcoin enthusiasts have flocked to this crypto city to discuss Bitcoin and cheer for the new Bitcoin-fueled world.
Bitcoin 2022 consists of one Industry Day, two Main Conference days, and the Sound Money Fest held on the last day of the conference. Speakers invited to Bitcoin 2022 include Nayib Bukele, the president of El Salvador that we all know, Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, Elizabeth Stark, CEO of Lightning Labs, etc. More than 450 world-class experts, professionals, and leaders who have contributed to the Bitcoin ecosystem are here to introduce us to everything about Bitcoin.
The event comes in eight categories (by theme), including Enterprise Stage, Genesis Stage, Mining Stage, etc. If you can’t make it to Miami, you can always check the schedule of your favorite topic on the official website and enjoy the live stream at home.
For miners or folks who are interested in Bitcoin mining, speeches delivered on Mining Stage must not be missed. The Mining Stage will discuss deeply and comprehensively the Bitcoin mining ecosystem during the conference. The discussions will gather representatives from every corner of the mining industry to talk about everything from large regulated mining sites to small home miners.
On April 6, experts including Ryan Leachman (Co-founder at JAI Energy) discussed mining strategies, and Bitcoin tech specialists like Marshall Long covered the topic of the evolution of BTC mining.
On April 7, blockchain insiders including Andy Long (CEO at White Rock Management) shed light on the geopolitical risks of BTC mining.
On April 8, industry insiders such as Shaun Connell (EVP at LANCIUM) will focus on mining with renewable energy, which is an excellent opportunity for miners to dive into the current status and future growth of Bitcoin mining.
Mining with renewable energy, in particular, has captured the spotlight. As the BTC hashrate grows higher from PCs to ASICs, mining has become an energy-intensive sector. In the past, crypto mining was mostly fueled by coal-fired power, and the huge carbon emissions ran counter to principles of energy conservation and emission reduction, as well as the carbon-neutral target. As a result, some countries cracked down on crypto mining, including Bitcoin mining. Mining with clean and renewable energy has become the mainstream trend. At the same time, a growing number of crypto institutions are seeking cooperation with energy companies to mine cryptos with renewable energy like wind, solar, and geothermal energy.
Among the invited speakers, William Szamosszegi, CEO of a company called Sazmining that mines with renewable energy, says that all of its mining rigs are powered by renewable energy. In addition, energy companies such as CleanSpark and Stronghold Digital Mining are also embracing renewable energy to meet the current energy challenges facing the crypto mining industry.
To sum up, “regulation” and “energy” are the two major factors curbing the growth of crypto mining. Meanwhile, large mining institutions, technical experts, and miners will also continue to keep track of these topics.
The first annual “Sound Money Fest” will kick off on the last day of the conference. Famous performers including Logic (a rapper), Deadmau5 (a music producer), and Run the Jewels (a hip-hop group) will bring on a fascinating show. With cocktails and soul-stirring music, people will spend an unforgettable night at South Beach.
The organizer has offered a wristband (the only proof of admission) for each attendee holding a Pass. The venue will open at 8:00 every morning. Meanwhile, certified ASL interpreters will also be there to interpret for the audience. The Miami Beach Center in Florida will bear witness to this Bitcoin conference for the world, and ViaBTC will also pay close attention to the conference.
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