The new mayor of the city promised to receive his first three salaries in Bitcoin, following in the footsteps of his counterpart for the city of Miami.
The newly elected Mayor for New York City, Eric Adams, confirmed today that he will accept his first three salaries for his new position fully in Bitcoin
Eric Adams also agrees to receive his salary in Bitcoin
It was Adams himself who confirmed these plans in precisely the same message thread that Anthony Pompliano opened through his Twitter account, where he asked all his followers who would be the first American politician to accept his salary in digital currency.
In response to the latter, Adams wrote:
“In New York we always go big, so I will receive my first THREE paychecks in Bitcoin when I am mayor. NYC will be the center of the cryptocurrency industry and other fast-growing innovative sectors! Just wait and see! “
In New York we always go big, so I’m going to take my first THREE paychecks in Bitcoin when I become older. NYC is going to be the center of the cryptocurrency industry and other fast-growing, innovative industries! Just wait!
– Eric Adams (@ericadamsfornyc) November 4, 2021
Interestingly, the new mayor of New York published his response after his counterpart for the city of Miami, Francis Suárez, pledged to receive the entirety of his next paycheck in Bitcoin, thus running to be the first American politician to take such a step.
Adams pro Bitcoin, the new mayor of New York
A candidate for the Democratic party who appeared as a former captain of the New York police, Eric Adams, 61, was recently elected as the new mayor of the city, and will formally assume his position as of January 2, 2022.
Among his government proposals, Adams has contemplated promoting the adoption of Bitcoin within the city, and among his plans is to convert it as a center for digital currency in the United States, a proposal curiously similar to the one that his counterpart Suárez is trying to promote in Miami.
Let us remember that, in one of his speeches during the celebration of the June primaries, the politician promised to make New York a hub for Bitcoin:
“I promise you, in a year […] you are going to see a different city. […]. We will become the center of life sciences, the center of cybersecurity, the center of autonomous cars, drones, the center of Bitcoin, we are going to be the center of all technology. “
On whether these plans will be carried out, it remains to wait for Adams to take office and see what types of measures he seeks to promote to promote the adoption of the digital currency, this within one of the legislations that to date has been especially complicated for the approach of cryptocurrencies.
Source: Twitter, Cryptopotato
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