It is starting to seem like there is a new politician advocating for crypto every day. And today is no exception, as Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis has expressed his support for cryptocurrencies. He stated he was looking for a way to enable businesses to pay their taxes in digital assets.
“I’ve told the state agencies to figure out ways, where if a business wants to pay tax in cryptocurrency to Florida, we should be willing to accept that,” he said at a news conference yesterday.
According to Bloomberg, the governor has previously stated his interest in crypto and is said to have been working towards integrating it for a while now.
However, while DeSantis is supporting decentralized digital assets, he has stated his concerns over the possibility of bringing about the Digital Dollar, the US CBDC.
He said: I think there are a lot of hazards with that, when that’s centrally controlled. I worry about the amount of power that [it] would give someone in a central authority to basically be able to shut off access to purchasing certain goods. We’d be in uncharted territory.
More and more US state officials are starting to support cryptocurrencies, as younger generations of politicians have slowly been getting to power, who, according to various statistics, are more open to digital assets than people aged 40 and above.