Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker after powering up bitcoin mining machines in City Hall on April 26, 2022. [Photo: City of Fort Worth]
In April, Mayor Mattie Parker turned on three Bitcoin mining machines in Fort Worth City Hall. Since then, the six-month pilot has netted the city $1,019.31. But the real payoff came when the story swept the country—and companies in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey took interest.
“We tallied nearly 753 million media impressions from this project, which has now branded our city as innovative on a global scale," says Carlo Capua, the city's chief of strategy and innovation.