Miami Mayor Francis Suarez : Integrate Bitcoin Into “Every Aspect Of Society”
Miami is hosting Bitcoin 2022 and it is quite the perfect city as its mayor Francis Suarez remains VERY bullish on Bitcoin and wants to see it integrated into every aspect of society.
Suarez joined County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber in providing opening remarks at this year’s Bitcoin conference – which takes place in his city. All three showed enthusiasm about turning the region into a blockchain hub while educating residents about the technology.
Appearing in Bitcoin-themed shoes, Suarez explained the three necessary components for magnifying the cryptocurrency’s role across the country. Firstly, he stressed the importance of electing pro-Bitcoin candidates.
“Yes, the next President of the United States has to be a pro-Bitcoin candidate,” he declared. “What’s at stake is Federal legislation that could either propel us into the next generation or set us back.”
Last month, the crypto community waited with anxious anticipation over President Biden’s Executive Order on crypto. Though he has chosen responsible regulation of the industry over an outright ban, he also pushed for “urgent” CBDC development, on which he suggested the U.S. was falling behind China.
Suarez stated that the United States should “never agree on anything with Russia and China” when it comes to Bitcoin. Russia has chosen to disallow anonymous crypto transactions as part of its regulations, while China has chosen to ban the assets entirely. However, both nations are showing interest in digitizing their existing currencies.
The Mayor’s second goal is to “integrate Bitcoin into every aspect of our society” this year.
“We need to make sure we can go into a convenience store and buy a snickers with a Satoshi,” he said.