This new political breed accepts paychecks in Bitcoin. The mayors also want to use buzzy new tech like NFTs to raise money for public projects.
Mr. Adams, who wants New York City to become the global capital for cryptocurrency, will have his paycheck converted into Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Chief Art Acevedo was a flashy hire when he arrived in Miami six months ago. Now his job is in peril after a series of clashes with city commissioners.
It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.
The city might be sinking, but Mayor Francis Suarez is still luring tech bros there.
Silicon Valley techies and Wall Street titans have bought homes and moved businesses there in the pandemic, coaxed by an eager mayor.
The chaos of the last two weeks offers an opportunity to rethink the role of technology in our lives.
“There is no zealot like a convert,” said a small-town Republican mayor who has embraced masks since catching the virus.
People got sick — and some died — after attending crowded parties and theme parks in Florida as the coronavirus spread.