Abstract：Seety, SHOP.COM, and Worldline are the latest companies to accept digital assets as a means of payment.
Seety, SHOP.COM, and Worldline are the latest companies to accept digital assets as a means of payment.
The Belgian digital parking start-up – Seety – allowed customers of the application to pay for parking sessions in Antwerp and Brussels with Bitcoin (BTC). Apart from the primary cryptocurrency, the option includes six other digital assets such as Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE).
Separately, the e-commerce giant ShopCom has allowed its customers to make purchases with various cryptocurrencies as well.
Park Your Car – Pay in Crypto
According to a report by the local media DataNews, the Belgian application – Seety – enabled clients to purchase parking tickets with cryptocurrencies. As of the moment, the offer applies only to the cities of Brussels and Antwerp.
Customers who want to take advantage of the new crypto option should purchase Seety credits via the app. Currently, they can employ seven different cryptocurrencies. Namely, those are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Dai (DAI), and USD Coin (USDC).
Founded by Hadrien Crespin and Nicolas Cognaux, Seety is a digital parking application that operates not only in Belgium but also in France, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands. It has more than 350,000 active members and expects a revenue of 400,000 euros in 2021.
Seety, part of the start-up accelerator Start it @ KBC, is a keen cryptocurrency supporter. It anticipates digital assets to become more environmentally friendly in the future. With that said, Seety raised hopes that the global adoption of Bitcoin and the altcoins would significantly increase.
SHOP and BitPay
The e-commerce portal SHOP(dot)com partnered with the bitcoin service provider – BitPay – to allow customers to execute purchases in cryptocurrencies.
Upon checkout, users will have the option to pay with Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Litecoin (LTC), and 5 USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX, DAI, and BUSD).
The multinational payment services company – Worldline – also jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. WL Crypto Payments – the integrated service offered by Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse – enabled 85,000 Swiss merchants to accept Bitcoin and Ether as a payment option at the point-of-sale (POS) and in e-commerce.
To join the offer, traders need to download the WL Crypto Payments mobile application, while customers paying with digital assets may do so via their usual mobile crypto wallet app. Marc Schluep – CEO of Worldline Switzerland – commented:
“The launch of cryptocurrencies acceptance at the POS in Switzerland is a great proof of our ambition: Worldline wants to bring tangible value to merchants across the globe and to facilitate smooth and modern payments in all the markets we operate in.”
In addition, a Louisville coffee shop plans to accept Dogecoin as a payment method. The store even vowed to change its name to “Dogebean.” As of the moment, though, customers can only order online as the shop is closed for rebranding.
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