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Tampa Mayor Is Willing to Be Paid in Bitcoin

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Fri, 11/05/2021 - 16:01
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Alex Dovbnya
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will be accepting her pay in the world's largest cryptocurrency
Tampa Mayor Is Willing to Be Paid in Bitcoin
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The mayor of Tampa, Florida's third-most populated city, has accepted the challenge to receive her paychecks in Bitcoin.

Jane Castor made the announcement at the Florida Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit this Friday.

She will be the fourth mayor nationwide to get paid in Bitcoin.

The trend was started by cryptocurrency-friendly Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who tweeted on Tuesday that he would take his next salary entirely in the flagship cryptocurrency.

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He was then joined by New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams, who proclaimed that he would take his first three paychecks in Bitcoin.  

Previously, Adams said that he wanted to make the "Big Apple" a Bitcoin hub.

Scott Conger, the head of Jackson, Tennessee, became the third major to pledge his allegiance to the cryptocurrency community with a similar announcement.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry β€” from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.