Brisbane International Airport is one of the first recipients of the TravelbyBit crypto payment system. Travelers passing through can now hit certain airport shops and spend bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, and XEM.
The airport is the third busiest airstrip in the country and every merchant there now accepts digital currencies. The cryptocurrency acceptance is due to Brisbane Airport Corporations’ (BAC) partnership with the Australian payment provider Travelbybit.
As some governments across the world have been tightening regulations and laws surrounding mining and trading cryptocurrencies, it appears as if Australia is trying to go the other way, fostering development and growth. According to Roel Hellemons, General Manager of Strategic Developments at Brisbane Airport, it makes sense for the airport to start accepting digital payments as the number of people holding and trading cryptocurrency increases.
Brisbane Airport development manager Clint Harvey said,
“Brisbane Airport is proud to be the first airport in the world to achieve this in partnership with a small local start-up business such as TravelbyBit. “Brisbane Airport is proud to be the first airport in the world to achieve this in partnership with a small local start-up business such as TravelbyBit.”