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Coronavirus Live Updates: Some Miami Bitcoin Conference Attendees Say They’ve Tested Positive For COVID

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Tens of thousands showed up for the 2021 Bitcoin conference in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. Photo taken June 4th, 2021

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Some Miami Bitcoin Conference Attendees Say They’ve Tested Positive For COVID

Updated Friday at 3 p.m.

Thousands flocked to Miami last week for the Bitcoin 2021 conference, said to be the largest-ever cryptocurrency conference.

Now, just days later, some conference attendees have posted on social media saying they’ve tested positive for COVID.

Luke Martin, who hosts a Bitcoin podcast, tweeted Thursday:

"Last weekend in Miami was incredible...surrounded by smart, humble, hard-working, and genuinely good people. Love you all. I also feel like I got hit by a truck with a pinch of COVID. So I’m catching up on sleep, water, and food. Back to work tomorrow"

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

— By Michelle Marchante and Rob Wile / Miami Herald