Miami mayor: Bitcoin is a ‘stable investment’ during an unstable year

It appears that Francis Suarez, mayor of Miami, is studying Bitcoin following the guidance of Anthony Pompliano and the Winklevoss twins

Francis Suarez, mayor of Miami, is the latest prominent figure to show interest in Bitcoin (BTC), offering further evidence of growing mainstream adoption.

In a tweet posted Thursday, Suarez described Bitcoin Profit as a stable investment during an “incredibly unstable year,” adding that he is studying the leading digital asset with the help of well-known names like Tyler Winklevoss and Anthony Pompliano:

“A great explanation of how @Bitcoin has been a stable investment during an incredibly unstable year… I’m reading Bitcoin Billionaires @tyler. @APompliano any other reading to recommend?”

Winklevoss and Pompliano responded to Suarez’s tweet. Tyler said he, along with his brother Cameron, will bring the mayor of Miami a “signed copy of Bitcoin Billionaires,” a book about the twins, while Pompliano called Miami a future Bitcoin city:

“Miami is well on its way to becoming a Bitcoin city.”

A few hours earlier, Suarez indicated that his administration is exploring the idea of making Miami the first crypto-focused government in the United States. “We are absolutely exploring the idea,” he explained in response to a tweet. The mayor did not provide any other details.

Suarez was elected mayor of Miami in November 2017, after campaigning as a nonpartisan candidate. Before entering politics, he worked as a lawyer and founded a real estate company.

Some news outlets have described Miami as one of the best U.S. cities for cryptocurrency, thanks to permissive state oversight and an influx of foreign capital. Earlier this year, the North American Bitcoin Conference, attended by figures such as Charles Hoskinson, Roger Ver and Riccardo Sagni, was held in Miami.

The explosive rise tracked by Bitcoin this year, due in part to corporate and institutional adoption, is bringing out new conversations about digital assets. Bitcoin adoption is increasingly seen as a competitive advantage in an economy characterized by financial instability, asset price inflation, and record-breaking interventions by central banks.