MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Bitcoin of America is making a push to develop its operation in South Florida.
Its CEO, Sonny Meraban, took his plans to the town of Miami mayor with nice reception.
“We really had a dialog with Mayor Francis Suarez the place we noticed he needed to convey Bitcoin and crypto to the town of Miami,” Meraban mentioned.
Bought bitcoin really goes right into a digital pockets or app, which solely the proprietor has entry. You may switch the digital money to retailers who settle for crypto.
Bitcoin may also be purchased. It’s presently is buying and selling at roughly $57,000 a coin.
And no, there’s not an precise little gold coin.
Now, Meraban is inserting bitcoin ATMs throughout South Florida. Bitcoin of America has positioned roughly 50 all through the realm.
Meraban mentioned, “Our aim is to get about 200, and we’d like 100 of these within the metropolis of Miami.”
The bitcoin ATMs will begin showing in an increasing number of fuel stations, comfort retailer, groceries – any excessive foot site visitors areas.
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Crypto is already within the Gables. Thesis Resort on US 1 is presently accepting crypto.
“We’re the primary resort to just accept crypto,” mentioned Cindy Ferreiro of the resort’s advertising division.
And Miami-Dade County has already put collectively a cryptocurrency task force. It’s one thing District 8 Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins has pushed arduous for.
The duty pressure will have a look at the feasibility of cryptocurrency, digital belongings, blockchain expertise and the way it can profit Miami-Dade residents.
“The cryptocurrency and digital prepare has already left the station,” mentioned Commissioner Cohen Higgins. “We’ve a chance to get on that prepare and steer it’s course or get run over by it.”
The Thesis Resort is all aboard.
“Our possession, Nolan Reynolds, are huge trendsetters and it’s solely going to get larger,” Ferreiro mentioned. “They undoubtedly needed to be forward of the curve within the hospitality business.”
Whereas there’s a push for South Florida to evolve right into a tech hub, Meraban mentioned the way forward for bitcoin and crypto is simply across the nook.
South Florida will play host to a cryptocurrency convention in June.