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The Miami crypto event descends into chaos as the hackathon was evacuated and a bomb squad called after a security risk was identified

A CRYPTO event descended into chaos over the weekend when a security breach prompted the evacuation of a “hackathon.”

Crypto fanatics flocked Miami Beach and the Wynwood District for five days cryptocurrency Extravagance.

A crypto conference in Miami descended into chaos after a security threat

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A crypto conference in Miami descended into chaos after a security threatSource: Twitter / Solana Hackerhaus
The Solana Hacker House hackathon event was evacuated Saturday after a bomb threat

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The Solana Hacker House hackathon event was evacuated Saturday after a bomb threatSource: Twitter / Solana Hackerhaus
The bomb alert caused the Solana Hacker House to close its doors early Saturday

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The bomb alert caused the Solana Hacker House to close its doors early SaturdaySource: Twitter / Solana Hackerhaus

Thousands witnessed the debut of the Miami Beach Convention Center Bitcoin mechanical bull – inspired by Wall Street’s Charging Bull – as they educate themselves about the crypto phenomenon.

A nearly 40-foot-tall volcano greeted visitors as they entered, a colossal monument to El Salvador’s so-called volcano bitcoin bond.

However, a scary situation ensued at the Solana Hacker House hackathon event just across the street from the convention center when attendees were forced to evacuate due to a “credible” threat.

Around 2:55 p.m. Saturday, event organizers were notified of a security hazard discovered by a K-9 during a routine search.

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According to Solana House, the threat was later confirmed by two other K-9 units as they moved to evacuate two venues and alerted Miami police at the scene.

In a statement to The US Sun, Miami PD said all vehicles in the area were cleared during the evacuation when bomb squad officers surrounded a lone car.

However, the officials did not find any credible threat during their search and gave the all-clear for the continuation of the event.

The fear caused the Hackerton event to close its doors for the rest of the day, as many attendees took to social media, saying it caused “missed opportunities” for attendees.

“So lame bro, many missed opportunities for a start,” the guest tweeted.

“Too bad we had to evacuate during the most important part of the whole weekend,” wrote a second visitor Twitter.

“Saturday was the perfect day it’s a shame whatever happened yesterday I was so looking forward to meeting projects that build on Solana,” tweeted another guest.

Meanwhile, an attendee ripped off event staff for keeping guests in the dark during the evacuation.

“They completely kicked us out. They didn’t want to tell us anything, so we left,” the attendee said.

At the Bitcoin Conference across the bay, high-profile guests spoke during the five-day event, including former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank, Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal and Palantir, Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports , and athletes like Odell Beckham Jr., Serena Williams, Aaron Rodgers.

Guests at the mega event were briefed on the blockchain universe, long-term investments in bitcoin, and the future of cryptocurrency with many prominent names in the crypto world in Miami.

“This is crypto, we’re at Bitcoin Miami – it’s all about getting noticed,” Bullish marketing director Chris Briseno told Bloomberg.

“The sky is the limit – there are no limits here.”

Thousands of crypto fanatics descended on Miami Beach and Wynwood

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Thousands of crypto fanatics descended on Miami Beach and WynwoodSource: Twitter / Solana Hackerhaus

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