Every household in Cool Valley, Missouri can expect to receive $1,000 worth of Bitcoins from Jayson Stewart, the mayor of the small town.
Stewart remarked that Bitcoin has given him a new perspective regarding the future of the humanity, saying that it has made him feel optimistic about the humanity’s ability to overcome the “worst parts of the system that (they) are born into.”
The mayor originally planned to raise sufficient money to distribute only $500 to every household in Cool Valley. However, his announcement attracted some considerable attention and extra funds from the country.
I would like to see every single household in my city receive some level of Bitcoin, whether it be $500 or $1,000.
Jason Stewart, Mayor of Cool Valley
Stewart said that the project is currently fully funded for the $1,000 Bitcoin airdrop, even exceeding the donation goals due to the announcement being unexpectedly popular. The mayor said that the surplus donations will be used to explore energy efficient initiatives in the town.
The mayor believes that Bitcoin is in line with his pursuit for social change and community improvement. He states that the US government is “built on freedom and personal liberty, and rights and self-sovereignty” — all of the values that Bitcoin embodies.