While the crypto market continues to struggle to regain its momentum, its appeal is still has no affects. The first European official “Christophe De Beukelaer” to be paid in digital currency stated his intention to continue on this route for the whole year yesterday. Unsurprisingly, he was inspired (and acknowledged) by Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, who took a similar step.
On his Twitter account, Belgian Federal Parliament member Christophe De Beukelaer wrote the following message: “The inspiration came from @NYCMayor. Just as you want New York to be the top city in the United States for #blockchain, #crypto, and #Web3, I want Brussels to be the leading city in Europe for #blockchain, #crypto, and #Web3. I’ll be working on this in 2022. Full steam ahead.”
Christophe De Beukelaer Will Be The First Person In Europe Accepting Pay In Bitcoin
The congressman “decided to convert his whole pay for the entire year of 2022 into bitcoin”. By this he wants to promote interest in bitcoin and the crypto business, according to the article.
Adams has elected to get his pay in Bitcoins in order to promote more pro-crypto legislation in New York City.
Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, has already made news for his preference for Bitcoin payments. Suarez had previously stated that Miami intends to pay government personnel in Bitcoin while also enabling individuals to pay city taxes using the cryptocurrency.
While the practise of politicians get paychecks in crypto assets is still gaining traction, it has already caught on among athletes.
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