The American politician and attorney serving as the 46th governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, announced the state’s 2022-23 budget proposal last week and proposed an idea to let businesses pay state fees with crypto assets. The governor’s “Freedom First Budget” suggests creating a department in Florida to accept state fees in cryptocurrencies.
Florida Governor’s Freedom First Budget Includes Crypto
Ron DeSantis (the Republican Governor of Florida) seems eager to let businesses pay the state fees for crypto assets. Florida has become well-known for having politicians that are supportive of the cryptocurrency economy. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, in particular, is vocal about his support. Suarez receives a part of his salary in BTC. He recently stated that he will take some of his 401k retirement plans and convert it to bitcoin.
A report published by Fortune says DeSantis has explained in recent times that he wants the Florida state government to become “crypto-friendly.” “Florida encourages cryptocurrency as a means of commerce and furthering Florida’s attractiveness to businesses and economic growth,” DeSantis wrote in Florida’s 2022-23 budget proposal.
DeSantis spoke in Tallahassee about using Blockchain pilots to support state-operated Departments
DeSantis spoke out about the budget proposal during a speech in Tallahassee on Thursday. “Our view as the state government is this is something that we welcome and we want to make sure that the state government is crypto-friendly,” the Florida governor remarked. In addition to Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez, crypto businesses like Blockchain.com, Etoro, and FTX have locations in Florida and Miami.
DeSantis spoke in Tallahassee about blockchain technology. According to the Florida governor, pilot programs will be launched that connect distributed ledger technology with state-operated entities. These include Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Medicaid Payments. While DeSantis has officially launched his bid for reelection as the state’s governor, there are rumors DeSantis may run for president of the United States in 2024.
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