Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called for a program to allow businesses to pay state fees in digital currencies, according to a report by Bloomberg on Friday.
- DeSantis stated that the state of Florida would come up with pilot initiatives to consider the use of blockchain technology for Medicaid payments and vehicle schedules.
- DeSantis, a Republican, is seeking to capitalize on Florida’s rising reputation as a key destination for crypto investment.
- Crypto proponents have moved to South Florida in numbers where officials and businesses boosters have supported the industry.
- DeSantis is following in the footsteps of Miami Mayor Suarez, who adopted Twitter to attract more cryptocurrency businesses to the region.
Many of the moves have been simply symbolic, but industry leaders have an impact on cryptocurrency entreprenuers considering where to construct their businesses. BTC USD up +2.83%.