Recently, two US mayors took the initiative when they decided to pay their salaries in cryptocurrencies. The mayor of Miami, already a friend to crypto, was followed by the new boss of New York City, Eric Adams. Christophe De Beukelaer now dares to take that step. However, the MEP from Brussels wants to receive all of his income in 2022 in the form of Bitcoin. According to his own statement, he is the first European politician to convert his salary into BTC.
Everything will be done through the Belgian platform. Bit4You to run. Specifically, you will send your MEP salary to this platform at the end of each month. The amount transferred will be converted into Bitcoin, the newspaper announced. the echo about.
“Make Brussels the main European city of bitcoins”
With this action, the Brussels parliamentarian clearly expresses his confidence in digital financial assets. It is also clear to him that he is assuming a special role in the current political discourse. But Christophe De Beukelaer wants nothing to do with the many prejudices against Bitcoin:
Taking my salary in Bitcoin, I think I am making an investment as a good family man. If today you invest your money in the stock market or even in a savings account, you are also taking a risk
said the deputy. In fact, in today’s inflationary environment, savings accounts are often far from improving the purchasing power of their holders. In addition, De Beukelaer called on his home country to campaign more actively for Bitcoin and Co. Belgium must not “miss the boat.” He himself will have as a mission to make Brussels the “leading crypto city in Europe”, he shared. Twitter With. It remains to be seen to what extent he will be successful in this endeavor. In any case, the parliamentarian sent a signal by converting his salary into Bitcoin.
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