New York City’s newly elected Mayor Eric Adams reaffirmed his positive attitude towards digital assets – he proposed introducing blockchain and cryptocurrency lessons in local schools.
In an interview with State of the Union hosts on CNN, Eric Adams called cryptocurrencies “a new way to pay for goods and services around the world.” He called on schools and technical schools in New York to “provide students with a new vision of the world,” including teaching about blockchain and digital assets.
“We must open our schools to new technologies, new thinking. Even now, when I talk about blockchain and bitcoins, young people often ask me what it is, ”said the politician.
He also announced plans to encourage local companies to accept bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services. He stressed that “he will do everything carefully and correctly.” According to Adams, New York must remain “a hub for innovation, whatever it is.”
The statements by the new mayor of New York drew mixed reactions. Some believe that teaching cryptocurrencies in schools will allow future investors to be more prepared before entering the digital asset market. Critics say that cryptocurrencies are “speculative rubbish”, and there is no need to hammer the heads of young people with them.
Recently, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who has repeatedly spoken out in support of cryptocurrencies, announced that he was ready to receive his salary in bitcoins.
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