Caracas Metro acceptera le BTC et d'autres crypto-monnaies
From March 1, the Caracas metro will accept cryptocurrencies for payment. For this purpose, the Venezuelan capital launched a new system for payment of subway fares
Now residents of the capital can buy prepaid cards, designed for 20 trips. The price of such a card is just under half a dollar (900,000 bolivars).
Caracas Metropolitan Anonymous posted this information on Twitter. They did not say which cryptocurrencies would be used for payment, or whether it would be possible to top up the account of Petro - Venezuela's national digital currency.
#DeInterés || Este #01Mar @Metro_Caracas inicia la venta de tu #TarjetaInteligente, por un costo de 900.000Bs y con saldo disponible de 20 viajes, adquiérelas en las Casetas de las estaciones#SistemaCobroDePasaje#IndependenciaTecnológica#PorAmorAlMetro pic.twitter.com/X7DGSZfYpo— Metro de Caracas (@metro_caracas) February 28, 2021
The interest in cryptocurrency among Venezuelans is actively developing since 2017. In a country where inflation is constantly rising, cryptocurrencies act as a repository of value.
And their application is approved at the state level. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can even be used for payments to partners from other countries.
For example, at the end of 2020 it was reported that Venezuela plans to establish payment in cryptocurrencies in cooperation with Turkey and Iran.