Christophe De Beukelaer, from the Parliament of the Belgian capital of Brussels, has become the first Politician in Europe to accept the salary payment into Bitcoin tokens.
The trend of accepting salary payments in cryptocurrencies seems to be expanding among lawmakers in different parts of the world.
Beukelaer’s monthly salary is EUR 5,500, by converting it become 0.17 BTC. Bitcoin is trading for $36,416 on the international exchange CoinMarketCap.
The Politician is the leader of the Humanist Democratic Centre (HDC) party. He has changed the scenario by accessing Cryptocurrency also declared that he will be paid in Bitcoin (BTC).
Although, he stated that his payment of EUR 5,500 would be changed via Bit4You, a Belgian crypto exchange, also known as the world’s largest crypto exchange market.
He further stated that “I am the first in Europe, if not the world,” who wishes to shine a focus on cryptocurrencies with such a move.”
The Belgian MP wish to promote European and Belgians
He urges more steps to promote its growth across the country with this move.
Further, he delivered to Belgian politicians that adopting CryptocurrencyCryptocurrency will enhance the country’s monetary system.
Many politicians and athletes have also adopted BTC payments. Seven NFL players have also accepted the same mode of payments.
NBA players Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala are also looking forward to accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment in the future.
By following the popularity of Bitcoin, it has been evidenced as an asset among the athletes and politicians as a payment mode.
Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez is another popular lawmaker who is known for his BTC advocacy. He has been quite vocal about making the city a Bitcoin hub, and apart from getting his own salary in Bitcoin, he has been working on policies to make the same option available for the city employees.