• Wade Love
    Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Innovators

    Guy chugs beer and wins a $6,000 crypto mining computer

    The party has everything: billionaires on Skype, people tearing up money, and look over there—is that a contest to win a miner?

    The floor of the penthouse at Hotel on Rivington is littered beer foam and torn U.S. dollar bills. Max Keiser, the colorful commentator for RT—the Russian government’s mainstream propaganda cable network—tore the bills during his keynote speech while making a point about fiat money being worthless. This is the end of blockchain’s big Consensus conference. The consensus on Consensus is that blockchain technology will transform the world. But tonight it will transform the future prospects of one partygoer who won a $6,000 mining rig for chugging a beer. The opulent party was one of the few events listed during Consensus that was open to the public. One of the great…