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, now allows users 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 now allows its customers to make purchases with various cryptocurrencies as well.
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.