Francis Suarez, Miami’s pro-crypto mayor, to appear on Blockchain & Booze tonight

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As Miami becomes the hottest spot in America for crypto, Mayor Suarez wants to know: “How can I help?” But will he actually be swigging Miami Vice cocktails?

Francis Xavier Suarez, the mayor of Miami and a firm Bitcoin (BTC) proponent, will appear for a 30-minute fireside chat on Blockchain & Booze this evening.

The episode, hosted by Adam Levy of blockchain venture studio and fund Draper Goren Holm and streamed live from Cointelegraph’s Twitter account, will explore Miami’s emerging status as a global crypto hub, in addition to Suarez’s civic leadership responsibilities. The chat will be followed by a half-hour-long AMA with guests from across the crypto industry.

Suarez attracted the attention of the crypto industry in January after Miami became the first municipal government to host the Bitcoin white paper on its website. In February, Suarez announced his intention to transform Miami into the city boasting “the most progressive crypto laws” in the United States, with the Miami City Commission recently exploring allowing residents to pay taxes and receive their salaries in crypto.

The upcoming episode of Blockchain & Booze will be the first since Levy announced a partnership with Cointelegraph on Feb. 22. Speaking at the LA Blockchain Summit, Levy remarked on how the industry-leading meetup grew from humble beginnings:

“It’s crazy to see how Blockchain & Booze developed from a few people on a Zoom call to this incredibly fun weekly show where we all get to learn about what’s happening in the industry, and at the same time, meet those who are building its foundation.”

“I’m so excited to be working together with Cointelegraph as we start a new chapter for B&B and create the most fun, informative and entertaining virtual experience for everyone during this pandemic,” Levy added.

Jon Rice, editor-in-chief at Cointelegraph, said, “We’re excited to establish this media partnership with Blockchain & Booze. Adam Levy and the team at Draper Goren Holm and LA Blockchain Summit created a unique format for getting to know the industry’s top leaders more intimately. It’s a community-focused event, and since everyone gets tired of the same stuffy formats, it’s proved to be a great way to unwind, relax and still enjoy an entertaining and educational crypto-focused chat. Now, slap the bag.”

Don’t miss the upcoming episode of Blockchain & Booze live from Cointelegraph’s Twitter account from 1:00 am to 2:00 am UTC.

The hour-long episode will be followed by a 60-minute networking session on Remo that will allow viewers to meet and mingle with other streamers and the show’s host.

You can join Blockchain & Booze every Tuesday for free by registering at https://blockchainbooze.io.