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February 5, 2018 | 12:34pm
| Updated February 5, 2018 | 1:02pm The decision to hold an official bitcoin networking event at a Miami strip club last month has lifted the lid on the sleazy underbelly of crypto culture. After two long days of speeches from the crypto-currency community’s biggest names, the 5,000 attendees of the North American Bitcoin Conference were invited to end the event at a “networking party” at notorious strip club E11even — a club known for its relaxed rules regarding the touching of dancers.

While there was no nudity until after 11 pm, waitresses served drinks in lingerie and, according to Bloomberg, some female conference attendees said they felt “uncomfortable” at the after-party, with many avoiding the event altogether. But while the event raised eyebrows, many so-called bitcoin “bros” were unrepentant.

“We’re a bunch of dudes with a lot of money in our 20s. We like naked girls,” New York cryptocurrency trader Jeff Scott told Bloomberg.

“If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but you’re not going to expect us to change.” The scandal snowballed after tech start-up co-founder Hadjar Homaei, who attended both the conference and the after-party, posted photos of scantily-clad dancers from the event on Twitter. She said an attendee had told her to get on the stage intended for strippers, while another offered her a lap dance in exchange for the cryptocurrency Ether. Read more from…

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