BitPay has brought 2 full-time employees down to St. Petersburg, Florida, and will bring more in the fall, as it works with the local community to prepare for the “biggest bitcoin event in the world”.
The event is the NCAA Bowl, renamed to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, to be held at Tropicana Field on December 26.
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At a joint press conference last Friday at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, which started accepting Bitcoin, BitPay announced its 3-year sponsorship deal of the event with ESPN.
A number of events have been recently held in an effort to get local businesses to start accepting Bitcoin. At one, representatives from the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were present. A number of local businesses have already begun to accept Bitcoin, in preparation for the anticipated flood of Bitcoiners attending the event.