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.
I’m going to take my next paycheck 100% in bitcoin…problem solved! @Sarasti can you help? https://t.co/v4YdPZ0tYc
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) November 2, 2021
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