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Brisbane Airport to Introduce Bitcoin Payments

Air travelers will soon be able to spend some satoshis in stores and cafes at Brisbane Airport. Major retailers will be accepting several cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. The promise: “unprecedented digital currency experience” in the airport terminals. More than 20 merchants in the Brisbane area now take cryptos thanks to a local startup that is working on this project, too.

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Because It Makes Sense

The main air transportation hub of southeastern Queensland is preparing to launch the “decentralized blockchain enabled payments” in partnership with a number of retailers and a local crypto payment system provider. Travelers will take advantage of Travelbybit’s platform, which supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash and other cryptocurrencies, the airport announced on its website.

“The partnership reinforces Brisbane Airport’s aim to promote community projects, support local businesses, improve the passenger experience, and become a leader in the airport digital innovation space,” according to the statement. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) General Manager of Strategic Planning and Development, Roel Hellemons, reminded that many people around the world had made money investing in cryptocurrencies. A lot of them travel internationally, he noted. So,

It makes sense to offer a digital currency experience within our terminals.

Hellemons also stressed that BNE is the first international airport in the world to launch such project. The cooperation with Travelbybit was established in order to implement it successfully. He praised the small Australian startup for drawing attention to Brisbane as a serious breeding ground of innovative thinking. “This is just the beginning, as we hope to expand the digital currency option across the business”, BAC’s representative said.

“We are building a genuine use case for cryptocurrencies in the tourism industry”, Travelbybit’s CEO Caleb Yeoh stated. He also noted that the application of digital Read More Here