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Sep 18 2022

Where Do You Go To Start Learning About Bitcoin?

Learning about bitcoin can be daunting. There are many great educators that teach through different lenses to make Bitcoin approachable for everyone.This is an opinion editorial by Peter Conley, a product advocate at Vercel.How does someone start learning about Bitcoin? This is the 21-million-coin question. Learning about Bitcoin can be disorienting. There’s so much content out there,...

Jul 27 2022

Rio De Janeiro Moves Forward With Bitcoin Integration

The secretary of finance and planning commented on the city’s plans to put a percentage of the treasury into bitcoin. Brazil has tax breaks for bitcoin miners.This is an opinion editorial by João, founder of Boletim Bitcoin, a Brazilian website focused on Bitcoin, and contributor at Bitcoin Magazine.In an exclusive interview with the Brazilian portal...

May 17 2022

MiamiCoin raises regulatory concerns after value nosedives more than 90%

MiamiCoin, a cryptocurrency built for Miami, is down more than 90% since its launch in 2021, which has given rise to regulatory concerns, according to a Quartz report. MiamiCoin was developed by CityCoins — which is also working on creating cryptocurrencies for other cities in the U.S. like New York. The project received...

Apr 07 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Conference, Industry Day: Bukele Steps Down, Tennessee Titans & More

The Bitcoin 2022 conference started with a muffled bang. On the one hand, it generated several headlines and got people talking. On the other, the valuable content wasn’t there. And they mentioned “crypto” way too often in those first-day talks. The event is supposed to be a Bitcoin-only conference. And, while it was live and the organizers can’t control everything that happens on...

Apr 06 2022

Nov 11 2021

Miami To Give Bitcoin To Its Citizens, Allow Usage For Payments

The city's mayor Francis Suarez shared his plans to create a Bitcoin ecosystem in Miami but using some wrong tools.The city of Miami will soon start giving bitcoin to its citizens, its mayor Francis Suarez announced on a CoinDesk TV interview Thursday morning. When asked if he envisioned bitcoin being used as cash,...

Nov 05 2021

Tampa Mayor To Start Receiving Paychecks In Bitcoin

According to an eyewitness report, Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor has announced that she is ready to start accepting her paycheck in Bitcoin (BTC). The sources reveal that she made the announcement at the ongoing Florida’s Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit which is holding at the Amalie Arena, somewhere in downtown Tampa. Tampa Mayor To Receive Paycheck The post Tampa Mayor To Start Receiving Paychecks...

Nov 04 2021

Miami Mayor To Take His Entire Salary In Bitcoin

Mayor Francis Suarez credited "manipulated central bank currency systems" as the main driver for his move.The mayor of Miami will be taking his entire salary in bitcoin."I feel very comfortable getting my entire salary in bitcoin," he said in an interview.Government spending and "manipulated central bank currency systems" drove him to make the bold move.Miami Mayor Francis...

Nov 02 2021

Miami Mayor To Take Full Paycheck In Bitcoin

Nov 02 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin business francis suarez miami

A “boss move,” said the city’s CIO, that makes Mayor Suarez the first known U.S. politician to get 100% of a paycheck in BTC.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez will take the entirety of his next paycheck in BTC.“I’m going to take my next paycheck 100% in bitcoin,” tweeted Suarez.Suarez’s move marks a first in U.S. politics.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has...

Oct 13 2021

Miami Mayor Says Plan Advancing To Pay City Employees In Bitcoin

Miami will issue a request for proposal this month to help create the BTC payment mechanism.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told Bloomberg that paying government employees in bitcoin is a “major priority” for the city.“I want us to differentiate ourselves as a crypto capital of the United States or of the world,” Suarez said in an interview.A similar proposal was first...

Sep 27 2021

Miami Mayor Advocates For Bitcoin Nuclear Mining Hub

Sep 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture francis suarez miami

"The fact that we have nuclear power means that it's very inexpensive power," Suarez said.Mayor Francis Suarez continues to advocate for Miami to become a Bitcoin mining hub.His pitch focuses on a local nuclear-power plant owned by Florida Power & Light Co. Many Bitcoiner’s see nuclear and hydro power as integral paths forward for environmentally sound Bitcoin mining. Mayor...

Sep 09 2021

Miami Mayor Suarez Calls For Election Of A Bitcoin President After Joe Biden

During Thursday’s Bitmain’s Digital Mining Conference Miami Mayor Francis Suarez concluded his speech by calling for the election of a Bitcoin President after Joe Biden.During Thursday’s Bitmain’s Digital Mining Conference Miami Mayor Francis Suarez concluded his speech by challenging the audience to “Go out there and elect the next President of the United States to be a pro Bitcoin president.” A strong...

Jun 18 2021

Miami Mayor Wants To Entice Chinese Bitcoin Miners To Set Up Shop In Florida

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said his city could offer cheap, nuclear energy to Chinese miners who face harsh regulation.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told CNBC that his city’s doors are open to Chinese bitcoin miners who have recently faced a crackdown from officials in their home country.“We...

May 26 2021

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Says Bitcoin Is Crucial For Underserved Communities

The Miami Mayor is on a mission to bring his city forward into a brighter, bitcoin-powered future.Miami Mayor Francis Suarez burst onto the scene during the pandemic, after buying his first modest bitcoin stash “a few months ago.” Since then, he set a personal goal to turn his tropical city into a bitcoin- savvy economy before 2022. That’s why Suarez is delivering the...

May 10 2021

Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Pushes Miami Mayor To Buy Bitcoin

Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, bought bitcoin in response to a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Senate in March.In a recent interview, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said that he bought bitcoin right after Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed the U.S. Senate in March, claiming that he doesn't think people will want to stay in dollar- denominated...

Mar 24 2021

World’s Biggest Bitcoin Conference Moving From LA to Miami, Mayor Wants to Make the City Bitcoin Hub

Mayor Francis Suarez has been taking huge initiatives to promote Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto innovation in the city. In the latest development, Suarez has been successful in convincing organizers of the Bitcoin 2021...

Feb 17 2021

Dubai’s IBC Group Pledges $4.8 Billion Worth of BTC Backing Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy

Miami city's ambition to bring Bitcoin into its financial ecosystem is set to get additional wings to its plans. In the latest development, Dubai's private equity investment firm IBC Group has pledged 100,000 Bitcoins...

Feb 16 2021

Miami Okays Using Bitcoin for Workers’ Salaries

In a first of its kind in the United States, the city of Miami, a metropolis located in southeastern Florida, has passed a resolution that would enable municipal workers to get paid in Bitcoin. Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, made this known via an official tweet. He expressed gratitude to the Miami Commission for backing his...

Feb 12 2021

Mayor’s Proposal To Integrate Bitcoin Into Miami’s Operations Receives Approval

Feb 12 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  francis suarez miami regulation

In a Twitter video posted late last night, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced that city commissioners have supported his resolution to explore letting residents pay city fees or property taxes in bitcoin, allowing city employees to receive compensation in bitcoin and giving Miami the opportunity to invest in bitcoin....

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