Sarasti said he had already sent the Mayor a Strike link for him to register and be able to receive his paycheck in Bitcoin. “My experience receiving a portion of my pay last week went flawlessly,” Sarasti tweeted, hinting that he has been converting a part of his salary into BTC already. “Boss move,” he said, referring to the mayor’s decision to receive all, rather than part, of his pay in Bitcoin.
According to the Miami Herald, Suarez's annual salary is $187,500, estimated at about three Bitcoins. Suarez is known to already own both BTC and Ethereum (ETH).
Under the leadership of Suarez, the Miami government plans to invest part of the city's coffers in Bitcoin. This will make Miami the first city in the U.S. to have its budget partially in crypto. Last month, Suarez named “a major priority” for the city to pay government employees in Bitcoin. In addition, the authorities have designed a concept of a payment mechanism that will allow residents to pay fees and, possibly, even taxes in BTC.
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