Jackson, Tennessee Mayor Wants to Start A ‘Cryptocurrency Revolution’ in the City
It has started, after Miami, Jackson is all set to accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin and crypto, which Scott Conger says can “bridge the wealth gap and financially empower people.”
Scott Conger, the mayor of The City of Jackson, Tennessee, has laser eyes now.
Showing his support for Bitcoin, Conger changed his profile picture on Twitter with the hashtag “Crypto.”
The laser eyes came after Conger shared his support for the cryptocurrency industry over the past few days. He is actually calling for bringing crypto adoption to the region.
“Utilizing dollar cost averaging in appreciating assets, like cryptocurrency is one way we bridge the wealth gap and financially empower people. Another reason to bring Crypto adoption to the City Jackson TN,” said Conger in a tweet earlier this week.
Conger has actually been in talks with several people from the crypto space, including David Schwartz, the project director at Litecoin Foundation.
In a separate tweet, while thanking Schwartz for his insights, Conger shared that they have been making progress on the adoption of digital assets in the city.
“The future is bright in Jackson, and Crypto is lighting the way!” he added.
In response to Schwartz looking “forward to helping Jackson become the envy of Tennessee,” Conger said, “Let’s start the cryptocurrency revolution!”
He has constantly been tweeting about bringing crypto and “financial empowerment” to Jackson, which he says is “in a prime position to lead the way” in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption.
The City of Jackson, Tennessee is now considering mining #bitcoin and adding it to their public balance sheet.
— Documenting Bitcoin 📄 (@DocumentingBTC) April 21, 2021
Danielle Cohen Higgins, a county commissioner, also introduced a resolution to the Miami-Dade Infrastructure, Operations, and Innovations Committee to create a 13-member cryptocurrency task force to examine all the possibilities.
Working on making Miami “crypto forward,” Suarez has been courting tech entrepreneurs to choose the city over Silicon Valley.
Meanwhile, crypto exchange FTX signed a $135 million to name Miami Heat’s home court, FTX Arena. One of Miami’s biggest nightclubs, E11even, has announced it will allow guests to pay for drinks and tables with crypto.
Not to mention, the Bitcoin conference with speakers including Twitter's Jack Dorsey, venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, pro skater Tony Hawk, and Suarez himself has been moved from Los Angeles to Miami