Miami: The Bitcoin City with Mayor Francis Suarez

“Often times those people who portend to care the most about the impoverished in our community are the ones in many ways that are the most hostile to Bitcoin, which is wrong; it’s absolutely wrong.”
— Mayor Francis Suarez

Location: Miami
Date: Wednesday 1st December
Organization: City of Miami
Role: Mayor of Miami

It is a common refrain that politics is in crisis. Polarization is producing deadlock. Election cycles mean big decisions are kicked down the road. A lack of term limits in congress results in a generation of out of touch leaders.

But there is hope. A new cohort of energised and informed political leaders willing to tackle systemic issues are coming to the fore. Emblematic of this shift is the Mayor for the City of Miami Francis X. Suarez.

Galvanised by dealing with the impact of the 2007 financial crisis on municipal government, Mayor Suarez recognized that executive power means creating the conditions for prosperity: sound fiscal discipline, attractive tax codes, and a government that supports entrepreneurship.

Mayor Suarez also knows that leadership is key in an uncertain and changing world. He understands how Bitcoin is leading a change to resolve broken human systems through code. Providing a vision of a Bitcoin led future aims to give Miami’s citizens a new sense of economic hope and trust, both for themselves and the generations to follow.

In this interview, I talk with Mayor Francis Suarez about leading the City of Miami. We discuss the political system, the role of a Mayor, and running a successful city. Further we talk about how Bitcoin re-energises capitalist systems, the benefits of Bitcoin mining, and MiamiCoin.

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WBD436 – Show Notes


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