Lafayette in Louisiana Considers Its Own Digital Currency


Mayor‐President of Lafayette, Louisiana, Joel Robideaux is proposing a digital currency to assist with city improvements. In an address to the city‐government parish last Thursday, Robideaux labeled Lafayette a “technological hub,” and suggested that cryptocurrencies present several benefits to help assist the economy and local government services.

“It’s not just a bunch of global libertarians that want unregulated, untraceable and secure digital currency transactions,” Robideaux explained. “It’s the recognition of global stakeholders that the world of banking, finance, and payment systems is forever changed; that the world of healthcare, government, and possibly every other industry is about to be disrupted.”

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