Curtis Sliwa, a candidate for New York City (NYC) mayor, said he will make his city the “most cryptocurrency-friendly city” in the US if elected. He joins a growing list of mayors and mayoral candidates in an effort to increase the adoption of cryptocurrencies.
Mayoral candidate plans to make NYC the most crypto-friendly city
NYC mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa shared his vision of making New York City the most cryptocurrency-friendly place in the United States.
He tweeted on Wednesday, “As NYC Mayor, I will make NYC the nation’s most cryptocurrency-friendly city. Property taxes, fines and fees are due in crypto. We will open more crypto ATMs and incentivize companies to accept crypto. We have to modernize our economy & make it accessible to everyone! “
Sliwa isn’t the only NYC mayoral candidate looking to turn the city into a crypto hub.
Brooklyn Borough President and former police officer Eric Adams, who is currently running for mayor of NYC, promised in June that New York will be “the center of all technology,” including the “center of bitcoins,” in a year’s time. While Adams won the Democratic mayoral election and Silwa won the Republican mayoral election.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang also ran for New York City mayor when he promised to invest as mayor to make the city “a hub for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.” Yang is also for the Universal Basic Income (UBI) and wants to start “the largest basic income program in history”.
Several other mayors in US cities have made efforts to encourage the adoption of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The Mayor of the US city of Jackson, Tennessee, recently said that the price of BTC will continue to rise as the Fed continues to print money. He believes that Bitcoin is “definitely the future monetary system”.
The Mayor of Miami, Florida has been working to get his city to allow payments in BTC and possibly keep some Bitcoin in his treasury. Meanwhile, the Mayor of Cool Valley, Missouri, is raising funds to give Bitcoin to everyone in his city.
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