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I realized I could be myself, and I wasn’t going to pay a consequence for that, and that people liked me for who I am and not necessarily for the generic, sanitized version of myself. And that was very liberating for me and, frankly, a huge confidence boost.
We’re working on making sure that our incentives are in place and that our legislation promotes crypto and blockchain and is forward-thinking. We want to make sure that we’re creating as much of an equity framework from an educational perspective as we possibly can.
My job as a mayor is to look 10, 15, 20 years into the future and think not just about my generation, but about my children’s generation and my unborn grandchildren and think – what is the kind of economy that they’re going to to inherit and what are we doing today to prepare ourselves for that?
Our city has already become the testing ground for innovations that will define the future.
Cities like Miami, we’re trying to attract tech town. It’s part of a larger play if you will to position Miami as one of the most tech-forward cities in the country.
Unless your politics speak to the people who you want to support you, they’re not going to support you.
I love people and I love problem solving.
We are a country of laws, and we implement laws for public safety all the time: our seatbelt laws, our stop sign laws, our red light laws. In the absence of those laws, you have lawlessness. You have disorder. You really can’t have a functional city.
I educated myself and came back to Miami after law school, got married, and started a business.
We want to make sure that nobody has an advantage over us based on laws that are easily changeable.
An effective mass transit system that equitably services every resident in Miami is something that would transform the way people here commute.
Republican senators such as Ben Sasse have championed smart, practical policies for working people that actually work.
I’m a very impatient person.
Government has a limited amount of resources and a limited amount of ability to stop things that are market driven.
We want to be one of the most crypto-forward and technological cities in the country. So we’re looking at… creating a regulatory framework that makes us the easiest place in the United States to do business if you’re doing it in cryptocurrencies.
I don’t know another way to try to deal with income inequality than actually having entrepreneurs and inventors creating the kind of jobs that allow your residents to be successful and provide for their families.
Miami was always traditionally known as America’s gateway to Latin America.
There’s a lot of people that will take the path of least resistance not to do something if a leader that they look up to isn’t doing, or isn’t advocating for it.
Politics is a pendulum that swings constantly. It’s really hard to say what’s going to happen in four years or in two years or in one year.
We believe that cryptocurrency and the use of blockchain can open up the economy to individuals and groups that have been historically excluded or ignored by the free market and financial institutions.
I not only have to take care of each and every one of the residents of the city of Miami, but I also have to think about all the cities in America and how do we create prosperity for all those cities.
Our role as a government is to bring this new technology into the proverbial sunshine so it becomes more accessible, more predictable and more productive for those who choose to participate.
As a mayor, I’ve learned that people look to their elected leaders for practical solutions, not partisan ones. They expect results, not political treatises.
We have attracted major exchanges like Blockchain.com and Etoro to have headquarters in Miami.
Every time I would talk about crypto, my analytics would go through the roof. The analytics went crazy.
Now, with Covid, I’ve realized that the entirety of government can be virtual. You can get to a point where you never have to walk into a government building again.
I’m excited about the fact that our city has differentiated itself as a crypto capital and as a bitcoin capital.
Listen, you never can do anything innovative, you can never do anything special if you always find a way to doubt yourself out of it.
There are two basic things that people who are creating great companies want while simultaneously creating thriving communities: They don’t want to be taxed any more than they have to, because they often know that that money is not being spent effectively. And secondly, they want to feel welcome.
Americans are our greatest national resource and we need to invest in them through infrastructure, education, and a competitive tax system that rewards initiative and innovation while punishing irresponsible and destructive behavior.
I don’t really understand sometimes the national conversation on immigration.
We’re going to create digital wallets for our residents, and we’re going to give them Bitcoin directly from the yield of MiamiCoin.
For people who invest in bitcoin, the allure is precisely that: It’s not backed by a central government. So it’s not manipulatable by central government.
I’ll say this, the mayoral position – because of COVID, because of the 24-hour news cycle, because of social media – it’s been elevated.
When residents elect a mayor, they expect the mayor to be able to solve their problems. They expect, when they go see the mayor, the mayor to be able to take care of things. But what they don’t understand is that the mayor is not in charge.
The president is expected to follow the rules just like everybody else.
Cuba is exporting communism throughout the hemisphere and throughout the world, and has been doing it for decades – and that’s something that should interest the national security of the United States.
I came from a family where public service and giving back was a prerequisite.
I’ve always felt that Miami is part of my DNA.
We’re not a city that has normally relied on major corporations. It doesn’t mean that we don’t want to have major anchor tenant corporations in our city. We love to have them, but for whatever reason we’ve been a city that’s been very entrepreneurial.
I do see very quickly a world where the satoshi system is what is used to make payments.
You always worry about the devaluation of the dollar, but the devaluation of the dollar is based oftentimes on what the government decides to do.
When you go to the mayor’s office and you want something done, then that person should have the authority to do it for you. And if the person can’t do it for you, then you should have the ability to hold that person responsible.
I believe in the servant-leader model of leadership.
There’s a presupposition that income inequality has been brought by tech. It’s not created by an industry, or a company.
It doesn’t surprise me at all that a Treasury secretary would find a decentralized potential currency… to be hostile to a currency that they control.
Throughout my life I have seen how local leaders more than anyone can improve people’s lives.
Gentrification is real.
When you get elected by 86% and you’d been in government as long as I had been, there was a sense I had a pretty good handle on things.
Use technology to make everything run better.