The mayor of Cool Valley, Missouri said he was exploring giving more than $1 million in Bitcoin to the city’s 1,500 居民.

In a Thursday interview with St. Louis news outlet KSDK, Mayor Jayson Stewart said he wanted to see “every single household in my city receive some level of Bitcoin.” Stewart said the funds would likely come from some “very supportive donors” but did not rule out using money from the government’s pandemic relief response to launch the venture.

The mayor did not specify how much Bitcoin (比特币) the city would be able to distribute to each resident, but suggested it could be any amount up to $1,000 — roughly $1.5 百万, or more than 30 发布时的BTC. 然而, he also hinted the funds could require Cool Valley residents to HODL for five years.

“My number one concern is that someone just sells their Bitcoin to pay their car note, and then when Bitcoin is sitting at like $500,000 all these years later, they’re going to really regret that,” said Stewart.


“I feel that fundamentally, this is the best way to meet [everyone’s] basic needs — to get Bitcoin into the hands of people who can use it the most.”

Stewart’s Bitcoin initiative is similar to that proposed by Andrew Yang, a candidate in the 2020 我们. 总统选举. Yang supported giving every American $1,000 a month in universal basic income, or UBI. Though he failed to receive the Democratic party nomination, UBI was often in the media spotlight and had seemingly strong support.

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Lawmakers in other U.S. cities have also taken a pro-crypto policy stance. 弗朗西斯·苏亚雷斯, the mayor of Miami since 2017, has proposed allowing residents to pay taxes with Bitcoin and said he was aiming for the city to have the “most progressive crypto laws.”

As data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro shows, 比特币的价格是 $48,710 在出版时, having briefly risen to more than $49,000 今天早些时候.