Belgian startup debuts Bitcoin payments for parking tickets
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Belgian startup debuts Bitcoin payments for parking tickets

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Seety, a digital parking startup based mostly in Belgium, has launched crypto fee help for parking tickets.

In response to a report by DataNews on Thursday, the corporate which is among the corporations bootstrapped by Belgian accelerator program Begin it @KBC has rolled out a crypto fee function in Antwerp and Brussels.

Seety customers will from Thursday be capable of use Bitcoin (BTC) to pay for parking tickets in areas throughout each cities.

Aside from Bitcoin, clients may also use crypto like Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Money (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), and Litecoin (LTC), in addition to stablecoins like Dai (DAI) and USD Coin (USDC).

Prospects trying to make use of crypto to pay for parking house will use the “cash” to purchase Seety credit on the corporate’s app platform. In response to the report, utilizing crypto is not going to incur any extra payment on the a part of the shopper.

The Seety app reportedly has over 355,000 customers in Belgium and the Netherlands and is aiming to attain an annual turnover above 2 million euros by 2022.

For the corporate, utilizing crypto to pay for parking house is indicative of how cryptocurrencies will finally achieve higher adoption in on a regular basis microtransactions. Seety expects crypto adoption to develop as soon as tokens grow to be extra environmentally pleasant.

Associated: Visa will facilitate USDC payments, thanks to fresh partnership

Using Bitcoin to pay for parking tickets goes way back to 2014 with the defunct Brawker app. Nowadays, crypto fee choices for microtransactions have gotten more and more well-liked though important hurdles nonetheless stand in the way in which of extra broad-based penetration.

Crypto bank cards and stablecoins are additionally serving to to simplify the method of spending cryptos whereas making it simpler for retailers to onboard cryptocurrency fee choices on their platforms.

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Visa not too long ago said that its crypto-enabled playing cards had processed over $1 billion in crypto spending within the first half of 2021.