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Arizona Joins Bitcoin Craze as State Senators Push Bill to Legalize It

So far, the proposal only mentions Bitcoin and does not refer to other cryptocurrencies

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Senator Wendy Rogers introduced a bill to make Bitcoin a legal tender in Arizona. According to the document, the intention is to boost the currency as a legal form of payment in that state. If approved, citizens would be able to make use of the crypto to pay for any good or service. They could also ask for their salary to be paid in Bitcoin.

So far, the proposal only talks about Bitcoin and does not mention other cryptocurrencies. It is unknown whether the law would boost the legal tender of other cryptos.

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Bill introduced to make Bitcoin legal tender in Arizona. (Flickr)

Crypto use is not only promoted in Arizona

This is not the first initiative in favor of digital currency in the daily use of citizens. In September 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis brought up allowing cryptocurrency payments for Medicaid and state tariffs in Florida.

“Our view as the state government is this is something that we welcome and we want to make sure that the state government is crypto-friendly,” DeSantis said.

Other conservative voices, such as Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, have also come out in favor of crypto use among citizens. Suarez argued that he would agree to receive his salary in Bitcoin and asked his team to manage it.

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