Bitcoin maxis went to town on Greenspan after he called it a ‘crypto conference’.

The Miami Bitcoin 2021 conference officially kicks off on June 4 and with it has resurfaced controversy over crypto tribalism involving some of the industry’s leading figures.

Organizerscryptoprimacy.com/news/miami-crypto-conference-predicts-attendance-exceeding-50-000″ data-amp=”https://cointelegraph-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cryptoprimacy.com/news/miami-crypto-conference-predicts-attendance-exceeding-50-000/amp”> expect attendance exceeding 50,000 for the Mana Wynwood Convention Center hosted conference. Among the attendees in Miami this year is the founder of Quantum Economics and a former Senior Market Analyst at eToro Mati Greenspan.

Writing today, Greenspan highlighted a growing rift in the crypto community in what he described as a ‘toxic problem’. The financial advisor had inadvertently ignited a social media storm with the innocuous comment that Bitcoin 2021 would be “Biggest crypto conference ever!”

Greenspan was told in no uncertain terms that it was a “Bitcoin conference” intended only for BTC enthusiasts. Bitcoin Magazine editor Pete Rizzo set him straight:

“It’s a Bitcoin conference, about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the subject and hence why it’s used as an adjective,”

Greenspan replied that “Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency sir”, however, it only served to fuel the tirade from Bitcoin maximalists claiming exclusivity on the event.

Thecryptoprimacy.com/news/what-to-expect-from-the-miami-bitcoin-2021-conference” data-amp=”https://cointelegraph-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cryptoprimacy.com/news/what-to-expect-from-the-miami-bitcoin-2021-conference/amp”> Miami Bitcoin 2021 conference will run until June 5 and play host to a vast pool of industry luminaries ranging from former congressman Ron Paul, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, the Winklevoss twins, and Morgan Creek Digital partnercryptoprimacy.com/top-people-in-crypto-and-blockchain/anthony-pompliano”> Anthony Pompliano. To be fair to the organizers they have been crystal clear that it’s a Bitcoin Only Event/No Altcoins Allowed in the Telegram channel:

“This is a Bitcoin only conference. Please stay focused and on topic at the event. Save conversations about other protocols and cryptocurrencies for outside the conference.”

A clearly disappointed Greenspan retorted that there was clearly a lot of insecurity among the Bitcoin crowd, and eventually tired of the debate exclaiming: “This really is a shitshow.”

In his newsletter today he clarified his thoughts on the topic:

“Now, obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and they can call me whatever names they like, but the one thing I want to say about all this is that these so-called Maxis don’t own the Bitcoin network. I am a Bitcoiner too, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.”

Greenspan said that “zealotry” was unproductive and urged the community to “focus our energy toward a common enemy and not spend our time and efforts on infighting. It doesn’t help.”

The Bitcoin-only vibe extended beyond Greenspan with some questioning why Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin had made an appearance after various photos of him surfaced including one with Miami’scryptoprimacy.com/news/miami-mayor-says-city-employees-should-be-able-to-take-their-salaries-in-bitcoin” data-amp=”https://cointelegraph-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cryptoprimacy.com/news/miami-mayor-says-city-employees-should-be-able-to-take-their-salaries-in-bitcoin/amp”> pro-crypto Mayor Francis Suarez. Buterin actually unveiled Ethereum at the Bitcoin Miami 2014 event.

DeFiPulse co-founder Scott Lewis saw the funny side of things: