A local press have reported that the residents in Argentina now are able to utilize their cryptocurrency to pay for public transport in 37 cities in the country. This effort is to bring Bitcoin to the masses and to show one of the many uses of this technology. Also they want to change old structures using technologies such as Blockchain.
Vendit has shared that Uber has added it in the list of supported applications which will allow the users to book and pay for their ride using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Vendit commented, “It is pleasure to announce that Uber has been added to its payment system that will allow users to add credits to their Uber App with bitcoins.”
An online food delivery platform based in Germany, Lieferando announced that they are now accepting Bitcoin payment. It’s offering services for over 13,000 restaurants throughout the country. For now, customers are using credit cards, Sofort or PayPal payment method to use the service but now the bitcoin enthusiast can utilize their digital currencies and enjoy zero-processing fee.
A new partnership has been established between Onfido and BitPay to enable the global identity verification platform to accept payment in bitcoin. The CEO of Onfido, Husayn Kassai explained, “It enables us to securely service more people in a way that is cost-effective and quicker than a bank wire, trusted identity verification service in the crypto space.”
One of the largest e-commerce platforms based in Japan, Rakuten is predicted to accept Bitcoin payment soon in its store. Rakuten will be introducing the new payment method after April 2018 and will be a feature of their corporate restructuring. Four major business such as “internet service”, “communication”, “fintech” and “settlements” aims to be completed by April 2019.
The Fundstrat Global Advisors has affirmed the acceptance of Bitcoin (BTC) from the clients through BitPay. The managing partner of Fundstrat, Thomas Lee expressed, “Bitcoin payments make it easier for our clients, particularly those outside the US, by offering more options to pay for our research services without having to deal with hassles of currency translation.”
The car industry is revolutionizing by crypto adoption. The Stephen James BMW, a BMW and MINI car dealership from London and Kent, has declared the acceptance of Bitcoins for payment. The company tweeted, “Stephen James is now accepting Bitcoin for the purchase of your new BMW!” The company would be using BitPay trading platform for enabling crypto payments.
An apartment has been sold accepting Bitcoins as consideration in Batumi. Geoline helped a citizen of Kazakhstan purchase an apartment worth $50,000 with cryptocurrency (bitcoin) as expressed by the company’s managing director. The company, operating in Israel, Poland, Belarus, and Georgia, has been supporting crypto payments in the real-estate sector.
One of the biggest traveling websites stopped showing support towards cryptocurrency payment method. One of the Expedia users who is also a bitcoin owner has expressed his disappointment that Expedia no longer accepts bitcoin as a payment method. However, the reason behind the decision remains uncertain as there is no official statement released yet.
Previously, an announcement has been made by the Brisbane Airport regarding its plan to allow the customers pay in cryptocurrencies. As the result of the successful collaboration between Brisbane Airport and TravelByBit, the plan has been made possible enabling customers to pay in cryptos for their trips and goods purchased from the duty-free airport.