Miami

Taking collaboration to the ‘smart cities’ movement

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On the Priorities podcast, Coral Gables, Fla., technology leader Raimundo Roduflo talks about his approach to “smart cities.”

Crypto's crash tamped down mayors' hype, but cities are still chasing it

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Bitcoin has lost half its value, but many cities are still looking to embrace cryptocurrency, even if there's not really a good use for it.

Miami commissioners claim 'basic' understanding of MiamiCoin

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Miami is spending millions on a new rental assistance program, but the funding source, MiamiCoin, is only vaguely understood by city leaders.

Miami's tech 'concierge' says he's leaving CIO role

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Sarasti, a vocal enthusiast of cryptocurrency in city government, said he'll "still be supporting" Mayor Francis Suarez's tech agenda.

New accelerator promises to help 'crypto cities' move faster

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CityCoins and STX plan to launched an accelerator designed to help companies build blockchain-based civic technology applications.

Another city cryptocurrency? Austin could be next

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Austin, Texas, could become the third city with its own cryptocurrency, but officials there said they're still researching the technology.

Flush with cryptocurrency, Miami wants to give every resident some bitcoin

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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said the city will partner with cryptocurrency exchanges to provide residents with digital wallets.

Miami's crypto 'concierge' explains why he's taking his paycheck in bitcoin

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Miami's chief information officer said he signed up for cryptocurrency payments to avoid continuing "to live in the current paradigm.”

Philadelphia unveils 'Blockchain for City Government' project

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Philadelphia CIO Mark Wheeler said the city is calling for blockchain and cryptocurrency experts to share their ideas for local government applications of the technologies.

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