An international airport in Venezuela plans to start accepting crypto like Bitcoin (BTC) as payment for tickets and other services, according to a report by CoinTelegraph on Tuesday.

  • Simón Bolívar International Airport is working to enhance cryptocurrency payments to comply with industry standards. The airport is located in downtown Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.
  • Maiquetia airport director Freddy Borges stated that the airport plans to accept numerous cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Dash, and Venezuela’s oil-pegged digital currency, the Petro.
  • Borges further stated that the airport’s administration would establish new payment options in line with Venezuela’s National Superintendence of Crypto Assets and Related Activities.
  • The commencement of crypto payments at the Maiquetia airport would signal the company’s commitment to advance towards international standards and promote digital currency adoption. The crypto payment option would benefit foreign tourists.

The news emerges amidst Venezuela experimenting with a central bank digital currency, with the country’s central bank launching the digital Venezuelan bolivar on October 1. BTC USD up +1.48%, DASH USD down -5.23%.