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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Mar 26, 2021

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talks about how Miami plans to be the crypto capital of the world. In this show, he discusses:

  • what Miami is doing to become the crypto capital of the world (1:40)
  • why he feels so strongly about bringing crypto to Miami (3:09)
  • the relationship between cryptocurrencies and government (4:08)
  • why he believes that, in the future, governments will transaction in crypto, not fiat currency (5:26)
  • his feelings about the FTX sponsorship proposal and how he convinced city officials to move past crypto’s tumultuous past (6:51)
  • whether city of Miami employees have expressed interest in being paid in bitcoin (10:06)
  • what needs to happen for Miami to be able to hold BTC in its treasury (11:25)
  • how Mayor Suarez balances his interest in Bitcoin against his interest in mitigating the effects of climate change on Miami (14:24)
  • Crypto News Recap (18:00)


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Episode Links:


Francis Suarez - Mayor of Miami


Miami and Crypto


Link to the Crypto News Recap: