In the United States, the opinions of political figures on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies diverge. Sometimes we hear a senator or a mayor pleading in favor of these assets, sometimes their pairs spit their venom on the BTC. Fortunately, the clan of bitcoiners is starting to strengthen now. Just yesterday, New York City Deputy Mayor Phil Banks acquired BTC and ETH.
Phil Banks, an icon of American politics joins the party
Yesterday, Watcher Guru informed us, via Twitter, that the Deputy Mayor of New York City proceeded to purchase the equivalent of $150,000 in bitcoin and ethereum.
” NYC Deputy Mayor of Public Safety revealed he purchased $15,000-$150,000 worth of #Bitcoin & #Ethereum. »
This was reportedly taken from his recent financial statements in which he claimed his net worth has tripled in the last 8 years.
The same Banks also let it be known that he was also investing in Apple INC, Tesla Inc (the one that had just sold a large part of its bitcoin holdings) and Meta Platforms Inc (the company that Vitalik Buterin predicted would fail) .
New York, its leaders and bitcoin
Certainly, this decision by Phil Banks has ties to the pro-bitcoin leaning of current New York Mayor Eric Adams. The latter, remember, had said during the election campaign that he showed interest in BTC. In addition, he intended to make the city a ” bitcoin hub “.
You are also aware that Adams has started accepting his salary in bitcoins. Also note that he does not hesitate to challenge the Governor of New York to review the bill against the mining.
Admittedly, bitcoin adoption is not yet widespread in this city, or in the United States. And there is even a majority, both in the political spectrum and in society in general, preaching against cryptos. But, we agree to say gradually, there will be more bitcoiners than no-coiners. ” Adoption can’t be stopped “, we chant on social networks.
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