Bitcoin News: The 2021 New York mayoral election is underway. Brooklyn County Commissioner Eric Adams, a former police officer, is currently leading the election. Adams finished the first round of the year with 31.7 percent of the vote. Civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley was second with 22.3%, followed by former commissioner Kathryn Garcia with 19.5%. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang finished fourth with 11.7 percent.
In his election night party speech last week, Adams said:
“I will promise you. One year, only one year later you will see another city. We will bring business here. We will be the center of life, the center of science, the center of cybersecurity, the center of self-driving cars, the center of drones and bitcoins. We will be the center of all technology.”
“Miami, you ran ahead but we’re bringing back our tradesmen”
Miami was included in the conversation because Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is a Bitcoin hunter. Also, the President is trying to turn his city into a BTC hub. He submitted a proposal that allows the municipality to pay employees in BTC, accept cryptocurrency for wages and taxes, and even keep BTC on its balance sheet. The city recently hosted the Bitcoin 2021 conference
Regarding blockchain.com’s relocation of its headquarters to Miami, Mayor Suarez said at a conference: “It has created 300 new jobs and $30 million in economic impact for our city.”
Another New York mayoral candidate, Andrew Yang, also wants to turn New York into a BTC hub. Yang used the following statements in a statement he made in February:
“As the mayor of New York, the financial capital of the world, I can invest in making the city a hub for BTC and other cryptocurrencies.”