In the United States, certain mayors of both large and small communities have been advocating for the adoption of cryptocurrency or have taken other positions in support of digital assets in general.
Curtis Sliwa, a beret-wearing Republican running for mayor of New York City, has stated that one of his campaign’s aims is to place a strong emphasis on cryptocurrency.
A tweet from Sliwa on Wednesday stated that he would be concentrating on increasing financial inclusion in New York City by introducing more cryptocurrency ATMs and incentivizing companies to accept cryptocurrencies.
According to his campaign website, however, the mayoral candidate is only accepting donations in U.S. dollars at this time, either through personal checks or credit card transactions.
As NYC #Mayor, I will make #NYC the most cryptocurrency-friendly city in the nation Property taxes,
fines & fees will be payable in #crypto
We will open more crypto ATMs & incentivize businesses to accept crypto
We must modernize our economy & make it accessible for ALL! pic.twitter.com/WW2zPncEps— Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) September 1, 2021
Sliwa stated his plans for the adoption of cryptocurrencies in New York City in June, before going on to win the Republican primary for the city’s mayoral election in November.
He is the creator of the crime prevention organization Guardian Angels, and he is rumored to be the owner of 16 rescue cats. In November, he will square off against Democratic candidate Eric Adams.
Earlier this year, Adams won the Democratic primary against former presidential candidate and crypto advocate Andrew Yang, who has also taken a supposedly pro-crypto stance by pledging to make New York City “the center of Bitcoins.” Yang also stated that he wished to turn the city into a “hub for Bitcoin and other digital currencies.”
In the United States, certain mayors of both large and small communities have been advocating for the adoption of cryptocurrencies or have taken other positions in support of digital assets in general. W
hen Cool Valley, Missouri’s mayor Jayson Stewart offered a $1 million Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway to the city’s roughly 1,500 citizens in August, the Bitcoin community reacted positively. Also a HODLer, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez aims to make the Florida city more appealing to those in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, according to his statements.