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Miami Votes to Access Over $5 Million in MiamiCoin to Improve Life Quiality of Local Residents

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Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:27
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Yuri Molchan
Miami's city commission has voted to open access to $5 million in local cryptocurrency based on the CityCoins crypto project
Miami Votes to Access Over $5 Million in MiamiCoin to Improve Life Quiality of Local Residents
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According to FOX Business, the authorities of Miami, the city famous for having a pro-Bitcoin mayor, have voted to gain access to more than $5 million worth of the city-based crypto, MiamiCoin (MIA).

Using these funds, elected political leaders in the city will be able to improve the quality of life of Miami residents.

MiamiCoin is mined using Bitcoin-based crypto

MiamiCoin is a crypto based on Stacks, a Bitcoin-powered protocol, and so far this is the first CityCoin to be rolled out.

According to the Stacks (STX) project site, MIA is mined by locking STX coins in a CityCoins-based smart contract. Thirty percent of the STX sent by miners goes to a crypto wallet created for each city participating in the project. The remaining 70% can be used to earn STX and Bitcoin by stacking coins.

Miami can now get funding in crypto that can be used by elected city leaders to improve the lives of Miami residents, according to a recent tweet by local pro-crypto mayor Francis Suarez.

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35 miners competing to produce MiamiCoin

Approximately $2,500 in Stacks is sent to Miami's city wallet every 10 minutes. There are about 35 miners who are competing to mint MIA. The CityCoins project is working without a partnership with Miami authorities and it is totally community-sourced and community-driven.

The MIA produced by the miners is transferred to the Miami wallet, according to CityCoins author Patrick Stanley.

Stanley reckons that the city of Miami is going to make from $50 million to $70 million from MIA, and the entire city, starting from local homeless people, will benefit from this.

As reported by U.Today earlier, this year, Miami mayor Francis Suarez allowed municipal employees to get paid in Bitcoin.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.