A few days after the mayor of Miami, Francis Suárez, announced that he will receive 100% of his salary in Bitcoin (BTC), a colleague from Florida decided to follow in his footsteps. This is Jane Castor, Mayor of Tampa Bay, who released the news during the Bitcoin and Blockchain Summit, held in her city.
Based on his message, the local media reported that Celcius Network will be the platform that will facilitate the conversion of your payment to BTC. In this way, Castor joins Suárez and Eric Adams, mayor-elect of New York, as the first politicians in the world to receive their assets in digital assets.
This recent trend started from a tweet by popular crypto analyst Anthony Pompliano, who asked his 1.2 million followers how long it would take for politicians to collect their salary in BTC, in view of the advance by businessmen and athletes on that path.
“Another mayor has decided to collect his salary in bitcoins . The current tally is now 4 mayors in the United States this week,“ celebrated “Pomp” on his Twitter profile after Castor’s announcement. In addition, he opened the game to other local officials: “Tag your mayor and ask if he is compatible with bitcoin.“
Yesterday afternoon, Adams announced that he will take his first three paychecks in BTC when he begins his tenure in The Big Apple. “NYC will be the center of the cryptocurrency industry and other fast-growing innovative industries!” the Democrat commented on Twitter.