Individuals can now spend diverse cryptocurrencies at the Brisbane International Airport or in the South East Queensland area in Australia. The airport is considered the third busiest one in the country. Every businessman there now accepts digital currencies. This is due to the fact that Brisbane Airport Corporations’ (BAC) has partnered with the Australian payment provider Travelbybit. As the new system was implemented on May 29, the Youtube channel, Nugget’s News Australia paid a visit to the Brisbane airport. Alex, the host of the video said that Brisbane is the first international airport that’s entirely “crypto-friendly”.
The CEO of Travelbybit, Caleb Yeoh, explains that people can visit the company’s website to see live transactions.
He explained during the video that: “We’ve got travelers from all over the world testing it out and I think the merchants are really excited — they have been telling us they have been getting a lot of interaction from all the different visitors and that has created a bit of a buzz.”
“ Blockchain technology has the ability to make transactions and global commerce a lot more efficient and a lot more transparent.“
BAC representative explained that it is very important for the company to give passengers choice when they are traveling. The partnership with Travelbybit is to help their retailers maintain “relevance and resilience against the threat of online shopping.” He also stated that BAC would learn about cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions to help in the future if need be, for operations within the international airport.
BAC executive further noted: “We’re happy to partner with Caleb and help our retailers explore this brave new world of cryptocurrency.”