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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...

Oct 02 2021

Mayor Says MiamiCoin Has Generated $8 Million In Revenue For The City

The mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez has revealed that the city has so far generated over $8 million from its partnership with CitycOINS. The city had taken a plunge into crypto with the creation of its very own coin named after the city, and the mayor said that the move had been a “game-changer” for revenue collection. A move was made after the...

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 15 2021

Miami Becomes First City to Approve a Native Crypto, Here’s How It Would Be Used

The US city of Miami has become the first city to approve a native cryptocurrency. The crypto token will be based on Bitcoin's smallest unit "SAT" and would be called the Miami coin. Miami City Commission approved access to $4.3 million in Miami Coin. The token can be mined using Bitcoin mining apparatus and for The post Miami Becomes First City to Approve...

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...

Jul 08 2021

The First CryptoPunk To Make It’s Way To A Major Museum

Jul 08 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  art bitcoin cryptopunk cryptopunks miami

CryptoPunk 5293 is one of 3,840 female CryptoPunks. Now, 5293 is certainly a one-of-one, in more ways than one. The Punk is now the first NFT to enter a major art museum collection. Miami: A Fitting Destination The CryptoPunk was gifted to Miami's Institute of Contemporary Art...

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...

Jun 10 2021

Two Overlooked Talks From The Bitcoin 2021 Conference In Miami

As promised, we’re also covering some of the presentations that don’t have big names associated with them. Powerful ideas about Bitcoin abound in these. In stark contrast from one another, ex-government officials star in the first one, and dangerous anarchists star in the second one. We’re exaggerating, of course. Nevertheless, the point is, the ideas they contain are not that different....

Jun 07 2021

Is It Good Bitcoin Is Being Promoted by an Authoritarian-Type Leader?

June 7, 2021 / Unchained Daily / Laura Shin Daily Bits ✍️✍️✍️ Square is investing $5M to build a...

Jun 03 2021

Will The Bitcoin Miami Conference Be A Catalyst For Recovery?

The market needs a boost, that much is for sure. Luckily, the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami is just around the corner. Would that be enough to wake up the sleeping giant? It might. It might now. Nevertheless, for sure it’ll raise morale and give to the community and experience to rally around. And that’s what’s going to take us to the next...

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...

The “Bitcoin 2021” Conference In Miami: Big Stars And Latest Announcements

If you don’t yet have a ticket or are via Miami at the moment, we have great news for you. There will be a "Bitcoin 2021" Livestream via YouTube, here’s the first day link, and here’s...

May 25 2021

Bitcoin 2021 Will Be The Biggest Bitcoin Event In History

Here are some of the key speakers and events that will be taking place at the largest Bitcoin conference in the world!Bitcoin 2021, being held in Miami on June 4 and 5, is poised to be the largest event in Bitcoin history. And as one of the largest gatherings to emerge following the COVID-19 pandemic, there is even more hype around...

May 18 2021

Everything We Know About The “Bitcoin 2021” Conference In Miami

During the first few days of June, 4th and 5th to be exact, Miami will witness history. The “Bitcoin 2021” conference doesn’t only comes back with a vengeance after the 2020 cancelation, it’s one of the first massive post-COVID events that the world will see. All eyes are on them. Plus, it comes in the middle of an interrupted bull-run that has Bitcoin...

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...

Apr 16 2021

Miami-Dade County Could Soon Let Residents Pay Taxes With Bitcoin

Apr 16 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business miami taxes

A Miami-Dade County commissioner is exploring the feasibility of residents paying their taxes and fees in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.Danielle Cohen Higgins, District 8 County’s commissioner and representative on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, is putting forth a resolution for establishing a cryptocurrency task force that would assess the feasibility of allowing residents to pay for county...

Mar 26 2021

Why Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Calls Crypto ‘the Wave of the Future’

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talks about how Miami plans to be the crypto capital of the world. In this show, he discusses: what Miami is doing to become the crypto capital of the world (1:40) why he feels so strongly about bringing crypto to...

Tesla Is a HODLer

PLUS: What you need to know about $COIN The SEC received a bitcoin ETF application from Fidelity this week, marking the sixth such filing within the U.S. For a brief second, it also seemed Goldman Sachs filed too, but, as it was later clarified, Goldman only...

Mar 24 2021

FTX Exchange In Talks To Sponsor Miami’s NBA Stadium

Mar 24 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business ftx miami nba

As Miami seeks to position itself as the world’s Bitcoin hub, a cryptocurrency exchange is reportedly ready to sponsor its NBA stadium.The City of Miami is reportedly in the process of finalizing a deal with the FTX cryptocurrency exchange to sponsor the currently named AmericanAirlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat NBA...

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...

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