Paxful Teams Up With Miami Mayor To Give Away 500 Tickets For Bitcoin 2022 Conference

The digital payment platform Paxful has partnered with the nonprofit Built With Bitcoin Foundation and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to promote a new education initiative around Bitcoin (BTC) and financial literacy.

The initiative will pay out free tickets to the Bitcoin 2022 conference to local colleges and universities as part of a wider effort to improve financial literacy among minority and underserved communities in Miami. Up to 500 students and local residents will receive a ticket to attend the conference, scheduled for April 6-9 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Currently, general admission tickets to the event are selling for $899.

Recipients will have access to the full agenda of the conference, which was unveiled on March 15. Notable speakers at this year’s event include Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, entrepreneur Peter Thiel and Cathie Wood of Ark Invest. Dozens of other Bitcoin influencers, entrepreneurs and investors will also headline the three-day event.

The ticket giveaway is led by Venture Miami, a portfolio team assembled by Mayor Suarez to promote innovation, job creation and diversity in high-growth sectors such as information technology.

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After learning about Bitcoin from crypto influencers such as Tyler Winklevoss and Anthony Pompliano, Mayor Suarez has made BTC’s adoption a top priority in his second term. Suarez, who already receives a portion of his salary in BTC, announced in December that he plans to receive a portion of his 401(k) payout in the flagship cryptocurrency as well.

Suarez has also set up a program where Miami residents can earn a Bitcoin dividend. The program is powered by the MiamiCoin cryptocurrency, which helps fund municipal projects by generating revenue. As of January 2022, MiamiCoin had generated more than $21 million in additional revenue for the city.

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