Eric Adams says he will take first three payments as mayor of NYC in bitcoin

Adams made his announcement in a tweet, following a series of other mayors making the same announcement.
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New York City Democratic Mayor-elect Eric Adams gestures to supporters during his 2021 election victory night party at the Brooklyn Marriott on November 2, 2021 in New York City.
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The mayor-elect of New York City Eric Adams said Thursday he will take his first three paychecks in Bitcoin.

According to The Hill, Adams made his announcement in a tweet, following a series of other mayors making the same announcement.

"In New York, we always go big, so I'm going to take my first THREE paychecks in Bitcoin when I become mayor," Adams said.

"NYC is going to be the center of the cryptocurrency industry and other fast-growing, innovative industries! Just wait!" He concluded.

Adams beat Republican candidate Curtis Silwa with over 75% of the vote, becoming the second black mayor of New York City.