More and more mayors of American cities have stated that they hope to pay in Bitcoin. The Mayor of Miami stated that he will use cryptocurrency for all his salary, the other two mayors will convert their salaries into Bitcoin, and the elected mayor of New York City will pay his first three salaries in cryptocurrency.
More U.S. city mayors demand bitcoin payments
More and more mayors of American cities hope to use Bitcoin to pay their rewards. At the time of writing, at least three mayors and one elected mayor stated that they will receive their next salary in Bitcoin.
The first mayor to say that he will be paid in Bitcoin is Mayor of MiamiFrancis Suarez, Florida, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “My next salary will be 100% paid in Bitcoin.”
In response to Suarez’s tweet, Elected Mayor of New York CityEric Adams said on Twitter that he will receive the first three salaries in Bitcoin after taking office as the mayor of New York City.
Following Adams’ tweet, Suarez said in an interview with Fox Business Channel that he will not only pay the next salary in Bitcoin, but also pay his entire salary. BitcoinThe Mayor of Miami pointed out that the city’s chief information officer “was the first employee to actually pay a certain percentage of his salary in Bitcoin” and elaborated:
I will be the second employee…I will pay 100% of my salary in Bitcoin.
“Of course we will not impose it on anyone,” the mayor emphasized. “This will be completely optional… We want our employees to have this choice, but of course it will not be something we want to force them to do. We understand that such a decision is a personal decision they must make. , If they want to do it.”
Suarez was recently re-elected Mayor of Miami.He has been working hard to build his city into Crypto capital international.
The other two mayors stated that they would like to be paid in Bitcoin.
The mayor of Jackson, Tennessee, Scott Conger, is also working hard to make his city a Bitcoin hub, Tweeted on Thursday:
Although state law prohibits Jackson, Tennessee from paying me bitcoins, I will follow suit [Miami Mayor] Francis Suarez & [NYC Mayor-elect] Eric Adams immediately converted my next salary to Bitcoin.
Another mayor interested in bitcoin payments is the mayor of Tampa, Florida. On Friday, CBS-affiliated television station WTSP reported that Tampa is trying to become the center of cryptocurrency, and the mayor of the city wants to prove that she is doing her best.
At the Bitcoin and Blockchain Summit held in Tampa on Friday, Mayor Jane Castor proposed the idea of ??using Bitcoin to receive a salary. The mayor’s spokesperson Lauren Rozyla (Lauren Rozyla) subsequently stated that the mayor has agreed to accept two salaries. BitcoinHowever, she is not sure how this will happen. The spokesperson pointed out: “This may involve her paying in ordinary U.S. dollars and then investing in Bitcoin immediately.”
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