Cryptocurrency is moving forward and getting stuck in one place at the same time. Brisbane Airport is getting a title of the first airport in the world which is about to accept all kinds of cryptocurrency like bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple XRP and others. This offer is for the travelers on the arrival terminal and departure terminal.
Brisbane airport is known as the third busiest airport of Australia and by accepting cryptocurrency it seems like an airport is about to go towards the digitalization and it’s kind of a test of how successful cryptocurrency can work as a payment method.
Travelers will be able to deal retails and purchase with the help of Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency in their digital wallet. During the release of official statement Brisbane airport also revealed that they are having a partnership with the Queensland-based bitcoin payments startup TravelbyBit to start the payment system on the Airport terminal 2. From Australia’s point of view, there are lots of benefits of using cryptocurrency like there will be no involvement of third party, low fees of an exchange rate, easy to transfer and faster payment method. They are preferring digital currency over traditional currency like cash and credit cards.
A source from Brisbane’s Airport revealed that soon cryptocurrency will be available as a payment method and travelers and shop and dine all around the stores located at an airport. Roel Hellemons who is a Queensland-based bitcoin payment startup TravelbyBit at Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) said in a statement that
“Many people around the world have made money investing in cryptocurrencies and a lot of these people travel internationally, so it makes sense to offer a digital currency experience within our terminals.”
He further said that
“This is just the beginning for us as we hope to expand the digital currency option across the business, so watch this space.”
This is a quite advanced, friendly, and technological approach of Australia to take one step further towards the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.