Queensland government set to accept Bitcoin and four other tokens

  • January 6, 2019
  • 10:39 am ET

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The government of Queensland, Australia, has adopted five tokens as official payment across the state. The move is part of its TravelbyBit program that hopes to increase tourism by tech-savvy individuals.

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In an effort to appeal to tech-savvy entrepreneurs who like to travel, Queensland, Australia, is pushing a program called TravelbyBit to accept five popular cryptos.

These include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, NEM, and Dash.

The move extends on its initial promise to accept Bitcoin as an official payment method:

In a tweet by one of the new additions, Dash, the news became public:

As more and more merchants adopt the TravelbyBit program, it will provide a safe and widespread way for tourists to interact in crypto.

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As you can see by the map, there are quite a few merchants who have already adopted this payment system.

A map of Australia showing merchants that accept crypto payments

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Here is the full merchant list.

The Queensland government hopes to appeal to a new generation of traveler and to increase their tourism for years to come.


Via TravelbyBit • h/t Bitcoinist

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