NYC’s mayoral frontrunner pledges to turn city into Bitcoin hub

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Eric Adams, who has outstripped the better-known crypto advocate Andrew Yang in New York City’s mayoral race, has made his own Bitcoin pledge as he retains his first-place lead.

Within the same month, talk of the United States’ budding capital of crypto has seemingly shifted its center from Miami to New York City. June opened with feverish excitement about the largest Bitcoin (BTC) event in history being hosted in Miami, and the city’s mayor, Francis Suarez, has taken a series of steps to strengthen his bid to make Miami the top spot for crypto not just nationally but globally.

Yet with U.S. pundits now focused on New York City’s mayoral race, the current frontrunner for the Democratic nominee, Eric Adams, has — at least momentarily — stolen the limelight from Suarez and his plans. On election night on Tuesday, soon after voting had closed for the primaries, Adams pledged:

“I’m going to promise you: In one year — one year — you’re going to see a different city. […] We’re going to become the center of life science, the center of cybersecurity, the center of self-driving cars, drones, the center of Bitcoins. We’re going to be the center of all the technology.”
In a city known for its overwhelmingly Democrat-leaning voting record, successful candidacy as Democratic nominee is viewed by most commentators as a surefire route to becoming the city’s actual mayor once elections are held in November later this year. Click to read full article.