The undefeated professional boxer Floyd â€˜Moneyâ€™ Mayweather recently spoke at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and was booed while speaking on stage. Mayweatherâ€™s speech wasnâ€™t appreciated by members of the crowd because he didnâ€™t discuss bitcoin much and toward the end, Mayweather said he believes another crypto will be â€œjust as large as bitcoin someday.â€
Attendees at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference Disliked the Boxerâ€™s Opinion
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has been a fan of digital currencies for a long time now, as the boxer has participated in an initial coin offering (ICO) and recently released non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. Mayweather is preparing to have a boxing match with the Youtuber Logan Paul, and recently spoke at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami.
During Mayweatherâ€™s talk on stage, he discussed how blockchain technology and things like NFTs are changing the game. The legendary boxer did not talk about bitcoin (BTC) much, even though the event organizers had tried to keep the conference â€œbitcoin only.â€
In fact, the conference agenda notes that attendees should take alternative cryptocurrency discussions outside the event. However, the first day of the Bitcoin 2021 conference shows it was impossible to stop discussions concerning decentralized finance (defi) and topics like NFTs.
â€˜With or Without Any Cryptocurrency, Floyd Mayweatherâ€™s Going to Be Okayâ€™
Mayweather was also wearing an â€œEthereummaxâ€ t-shirt while speaking, which is the ERC20 token team that is sponsoring Mayweatherâ€™s bout with Logan Paul. Toward the end of the discussion, Mayweather told the crowd that he believes at some point in time another digital asset will be just as big as bitcoin.
While Mayweather said his statement, a portion of the crowd booed the undefeated boxer because they didnâ€™t like what he had to say.
â€œEverybody in the crypto world is competing with one another, whereas I feel like everybody should be able to choose what they want to choose and go with who they want to go with,â€ Mayweather said, emphasizing that people should work together. â€œI believe thereâ€™s gonna be another cryptocurrency just as large as bitcoin someday,â€ he added.
As soon as he made this statement, boos from the bitcoin maximalist crowd started. However, Mayweather responded fast and said he had a right to his own opinion and others have that right as well.
â€œWithout cryptoâ€¦,â€ Mayweather concluded. â€œWithout no cryptocurrency, I was able to make a billion dollars. With or without any cryptocurrency, Floyd Mayweatherâ€™s going to be okay,â€ the famous boxer told the crowd.
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