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You can now pay for parking tickets across Europe with Bitcoin

You can now pay for parking tickets across Europe with Bitcoin

Seety, SHOP.COM and Worldline are the newest companies to accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment.

Belgian digital start-up – Seety – has enabled app customers to pay for parking in Antwerp and Brussels using Bitcoin (BTC). In addition to the king of cryptocurrencies, the option includes other digital assets such as Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE).

According to reports from local media DataNews, the Belgian Seety application allows customers to purchase parking tickets for cryptocurrencies. At the moment, the offer is only valid for the cities of Brussels and Antwerp.

Customers who wish to take advantage of the new cryptocurrency option should purchase Seety Credits via the app. Currently, they can use seven different cryptocurrencies. They include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Dai (DAI) and USD Coin (USDC).

Seety is a digital parking app, founded by Hadrien Crespin and Nicolas Cognaux, operating not only in Belgium but also in France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It has over 350,000 active users and expects a revenue of € 400,000 in 2021.

Seety, part of the Start it @ KBC startup accelerator, is a staunch supporter of cryptocurrencies. It predicts that digital content will become more environmentally friendly in the future. With that said, Seety raised hope that global Bitcoin and altcoin adoption would increase significantly.

SHOP.com and BitPay

The e-commerce portal SHOP.com has partnered with the bitcoin service provider BitPay to enable customers to make purchases in cryptocurrencies.

At the checkout, users will have the option to pay with Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Litecoin (LTC) and 5 USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC , PAX, DAI and BUSD).

The international payment service company – Worldline – also jumped into the cryptocurrency fashion. WL Crypto Payments – an integrated service offered by Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse – has enabled 85,000 Swiss retailers to accept Bitcoin and Ether as a payment option at the point of sale (POS) and in e-commerce.

To join the offer, investors need to download the WL Crypto Payments mobile app, while customers paying with digital assets can do so via their regular mobile cryptocurrency wallet app. Marc Schluep – CEO of Worldline Switzerland – commented:

“The launch of cryptocurrency acceptance at point-of-sale in Switzerland is a great proof of our ambitions: Worldline wants to bring tangible value to traders around the world and facilitate smooth and modern payments in all markets in which we operate.”

In addition, the Louisville coffee shop plans to accept Dogecoin as a payment method. The store has even promised to change its name to “Dogebean.” For now, however, customers can only place orders online as the store is closed due to rebranding.

07-09-2021, Mr Advice TEAM


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