Belgian startup Seety has made it possible for its customers to pay for parking sessions in Antwerp and Brussels using Bitcoin.
Even apart from the base cryptocurrency, the option includes six other digital currencies such as: Ethereum and Dogecoin.
Separately, e-commerce giant ShopCom has allowed its customers to make purchases using several cryptocurrencies as well.
Park your car and pay with cryptocurrency:
At the moment, the offer is only valid in the cities of “Brussels” and “Antwerp”.
Customers who wish to take advantage of the new option (pay in crypto) must purchase Seety credits via the app.
Currently, seven different cryptocurrencies can be used, namely:
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Dai, and USDC.
Founded by Hadrian Crispin and Nicolas Cogno, this startup Seety is a digital parking app that works not only in Belgium but also in France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
The app now has more than 350,000 active users and is expected to generate €400,000 in revenue in 2021.
BitPay and shopping:
E-commerce portal Shop.com has partnered with BitPay service to allow customers to make purchases in cryptocurrency.
This means that users will have the option to pay with:
Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Encapsulated Bitcoin and a few other stable cryptocurrencies.
Multinational payment services company Worldline has also jumped onto the cryptocurrency bandwagon, as this company will enable 85,000 Swiss merchants to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum as a payment option.
Mark Schleib, CEO of Worldline commented:
The launch of cryptocurrency point-of-sale acceptance in Switzerland is a great testament to our ambition.
Worldline wants to create tangible value for merchants around the world and facilitate seamless and modern payments in all the markets in which we operate.
In addition, the “Louisville” café is planning to accept Dogecoin as payment, and the store has even pledged to change its name to “Dogebean.”
All of the above, shows the scale of adoption and expansion of cryptocurrencies and their acceptance as a means of payment by many multidisciplinary companies and services.