Adams is changing his first paycheck, which he is receiving on Friday, into ethereum and bitcoin.
"New York is the center of the world, and we want it to be the center of cryptocurrency and other financial innovations. Being on the forefront of such innovation will help us create jobs, improve our economy, and continue to be a magnet for talent from all over the globe," he said in a statement.
Mayors in New York City earn a salary of $258,750 a year, and the cost of bitcoin is around $42,000 and ethereum costs around $3,210.
The mayor did not specify how the check would be divided between the two.
According to the news release, because local governments are prohibited from paying employees directly in cryptocurrencies, Adams' paycheck will be "automatically" converted into crypto via Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange program.
In New York we always go big, so I\u2019m going to take my first THREE paychecks in Bitcoin when I become mayor. NYC is going to be the center of the cryptocurrency industry and other fast-growing, innovative industries! Just wait!