New York mayoral candidates are turning to cryptocurrencies as part of their election promises.
“As Mayor of New York, I will make New York the most crypto-friendly city in the country. Property taxes, fines and taxes will be paid in cryptocurrency, ”Republican candidate Curtis Silwa tweeted. yesterday.
“We will open more cryptocurrency ATMs and incentivize companies to accept cryptocurrencies. We need to cararnize our economy and make it accessible to all, “he added.
Silwa’s tweet, combined with a chart of Dogecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Onda ATM: This is far from the first time a New York City mayoral candidate has pushed the crypto ticket.
Cryptocurrency campaign in New York
Candidate Eric Adams, who won the New York Democratic primary, vowed to turn New York City into a “Bitcoin hub” earlier this year.
“We will do business here. We will become the center of life sciences, the center of cybersecurity, the center of autonomous cars, drones, the center of Bitcoin, ”Adams said at a party to watch the campaign in early summer.
For Adams, his commitment to crypto appears to be part of a broader push toward cararnizing the city and adopting new technologies, rather than pushing for crypto alone.
In fact, as early as 2015, Adams confessed that he wanted Bitcoin, Airbnb and marijuana dispensaries in the city.
re is also Andrew Yang, a mayoral candidate and former Democratic presidential candidate. “As mayor of New York City, the financial capital of the world, I would invest in making the city a hub for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,” he said. She said in February.
… And Miami?
If New York City becomes the undisputed center for cryptocurrencies in the US, it will have to surpass Miami, which is arguably led by the most pro-crypto mayor in the country.
Mayor Francis Suarez oversaw the city’s organizing this year’s Bitcoin Conference, which brought some of the world’s most popular Bitcoin supporters to Miami to support a future in cryptocurrencies.
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Earlier this year, Suárez started his cryptocurrency journey from creating his dedicated cryptocurrency team, and also buying some cryptocurrencies on a personal skill.