Becoming New York City’s second Black leader, Eric Adams Adams’ win is still fresh; the politician is already ten steps ahead with his game plan.
Tweeting on November 4, Eric Adams said that he intends to accept his first three municipal salaries in bitcoin. Following Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s message that he would take his next paycheck entirely in bitcoin in answer to a Twitter user’s question about who would be the first American official to do so, the response came.
Becoming a mayor, I will embrace my first THREE paychecks in Bitcoin since we always go big in New York. New York City will host an exhibition dedicated to growing innovative industries and the cryptocurrency sector.
Following Suarez’s support for Adams’ idea of transforming New York City into a “crypto capital,” the discussion between the two lawmakers proceeded.
“Becoming our respective cities crypto capitals, I look forward to friendly rivalry on your election, Congratulations Touché…”
According to Bloomberg, the mayor-elect wants New York City to launch its cryptocurrency or a mining cryptocurrency agency.
Following Suarez’s stewardship, Florida’s MiamiCoin is the only city in the United States to generate money from digital currency. According to the Washington Post, MiamiCoin has produced $7.1 million since its introduction in August. Winning the government, Adams intends to fight for the Empire State to follow suit and become a bitcoin hub.
Reporting on Bloomberg Radio, Adams said, “He has a MiamiCoin that is doing extremely well–we’re planning to invest in that area.”
Recognizing that the City must bring in skilled crypto employees to work there and investigate what is preventing Bitcoin from prospering or why it has received a lot of negativity, Adams will fulfill his mission.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.