Jackson, Tennessee: Latest City To Follow Miami’s Lead To Adopt Bitcoin
Yet another city now following Miami to adopt and accept Bitcoin and add mining of the cryptocurrency to the city’s operations:
Jackson, Tennessee follows Miami’s lead to adopt Bitcoin operations
Jackson Mayor Scott Conger announced Wednesday that the city is actively exploring the option to pay its employees in cryptocurrency in addition to mining Bitcoin and adding it on the city’s balance sheet. The mayor hinted that the city is looking to enable payrolls in several digital assets, mentioning coins like Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC).
“Local government will lead the way in #Bitcoin adoption, and along with it, usher in a new industrial revolution with sustainable economies that will help close the wealth gap,” Mayor Conger said in a Thursday tweet.
The latest announcement comes shortly after Mayor Conger joined the crypto community’s “laser eyes” flash mob, changing his Twitter profile picture to include laser eyes earlier this week. The crypto laser eyes trend emerged in February, with industry leaders and users changing their Twitter profile avatars to include laser eyes in support of Bitcoin’s price surge.