Belgian MP Becomes 1st European Politician to Accept Salary in Bitcoin
Brussels member of parliament Christophe De Beukelaer has become the first european politician to take his salary in Bitcoin
Belgian MP becomes first European politician to accept salary in Bitcoin
“Beukelaer who represents Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) party, hopes his move would inspire other politicians in the region to show a similar interest in the nascent tech.
Beukelaer cited the example of New York City Mayor Eric Adams and how American politicians are working to make their native state or city a Bitcoin hub. He said:
‘New York City Mayor Eric Adams has spent three months collecting his Bitcoin salary to make New York the Bitcoin hub. I think it is not too late for Brussels and Belgium to play a leading role in the cryptocurrency industry.'”