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.
A restaurant named Betty’s Place located in Nyeri, Kenya have confirmed to be accepting bitcoin as a payment method. In a telephone interview, the restaurant’s owner has guaranteed that the bitcoin payments are real by and said, “Bitcoin is a means of payment like any other and we accept it here at the restaurant the way we do MPESA and cash.”
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.
Cryptocurrency undeniably shows a rapid growth in Kenya. Recently, Boxlight Electronics Company headquartered in Kenya has stepped up their marketing game which now accepted Bitcoin payments for their products. CEO of Boxlight Electronics, Robinson Murage commented, “We have received tons of requests from our customers to pay using digital currencies.”
Spot.IM has reportedly sought permission to pay the employee’s salary in Bitcoin. The Labour Ministry has replied to the request and said to be observing its possibility. Head of Spot.IM, Ido Goldberg commented, “Still, currencies are built on trust, and to create such trust companies, organizations and institutions will have to recognize cryptographic currencies as legitimate.”
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.
Prazska Plynarenska, the natural gas company, has declared the acceptance of Bitcoin for payments. The users would be directed to a new payment window that suggests customers pay in cryptos. A director of the company mentioned that they will unveil a payment gateway in June which would convert the cryptos into normal currency.
Jason Appleton, a YouTuber and investor, who is also known as the ‘Crypto Crow,’ has exposed the launch of television series financed in bitcoins. The programs are to be broadcast on CBS, CW, and Roku targeting to reach 47 million households. It is reported that “all the promotional sponsors, features and the like are paid by bitcoin.”
According to the report, Coincard.ca now has enabled its user to purchase partially anything with the use of bitcoin payment via lighting network. However, Coincard.ca recommended its users to open a direct channel to send funds via Lighting Network since the programme developed is still in beta stage of development.
The users of Reddit Gold can no more make in Bitcoins mentioning ‘upcoming Coinbase change.’ Reddit Gold lists only PayPal and credit card as the acceptable payment options. The existing user of the premium membership program stated that they did not make Bitcoin payments as it takes high transaction fees.