Shortly after becoming the first US lawmaker to accept part of his salary in Bitcoin, Suarez plans to use part of his retirement savings on Bitcoin based on “a personal choice,” he said in one interview with real vision:
“I just think it’s a good asset to invest in. I think it will obviously increase in value over time. It’s one that I believe in. “
Suarez emphasized that the success of Bitcoin is closely linked to trust in the system, which is by nature an “open source, unmanipulable system”. The mayor announced that he has started receiving salary payments in Bitcoin with the help of a third-party provider Strike.
The mayor also announced that the city government is accepting payment of fees in Bitcoin from Miami residents. While the mayor is exploring the various options for making Bitcoin payments possible for retirement provision, Suarez is sure to have a system in place by 2022.
Thank you Governor DeSantis for following Miami’s lead and welcoming crypto innovations and businesses to Florida!
– Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) December 9, 2021
In an effort to drive Miami’s Bitcoin rollout initiative further, Mayor Suarez announced on November 12th that it would distribute the Bitcoin yield directly as a dividend to every eligible Miami resident.
As Cointelegraph reported, the city of Miami will split and distribute to residents the BTC income generated by staking their in-house cryptocurrency, MiamiCoin, originally launched by Citycoins Financing municipal projects by generating income. To turn the city into a major cryptocurrency hub, Suarez said:
“We will create digital wallets for our residents. And we’re going to give them Bitcoin straight from the MiamiCoin revenue. “