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Posted November 09, 2021

 

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez pledged Tuesday to take his next paycheck entirely in bitcoin.

  • In a tweet, the pro-crypto mayor positioned himself as one of the only U.S. political leaders taking their salary in bitcoin.
  • The mayor of the city of Miami earns a salary of $187,500, according to the Miami Herald.
  • Suarez, who is up for re-election Tuesday, appeared ready to use fintech Strike’s dollar-to-bitcoin conversion service.
  • His innovation deputy, Mike Sarasti, tweeted that he’d sent the mayor a Strike sign-up link after successfully cashing some of his most recent paycheck in bitcoin through the service.

 

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