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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says she's willing to be paid in Bitcoin, sort of

A spokesperson for the mayor said she has agreed to accept two paychecks in Bitcoin.
Credit: Angela Clooney / 10 Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa is trying its best to be the hub for cryptocurrency, and the city's mayor wants to find a way to prove she's all in.

During Friday's Bitcoin and Blockchain Summit in Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor floated the idea of having her paychecks come in the form of cryptocurrency.

A spokesperson for the mayor, Lauren Rozyla, said she has agreed to accept two paychecks in Bitcoin. The only issue is the mayor isn't sure how exactly that'll happen.

"It may involve her being paid in regular dollars and then investing immediately in bitcoin," Rozyla said.