Brazilian City Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Public Transport

On July 25 it was reported that users of the public transportation system in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará, will soon be able to purchase transportation tickets using bitcoin.

The news was broken by Brazil-based media outlet ‘Jornal do Povo’, who cited the Ceará Co-operative of Autonomous Passenger Transporters (COOTRAPS).

Fortaleza Public Transportation System Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Support for BTC payments will be implemented into the city’s autonomous ticketing app before the end of 2019, allowing travelers to pay with BTC by scanning a QR code, which is then scanned by devices located on vehicles. In addition to BTC, transportation tickets can be purchased using debit cards, credit cards, or frequent flyer programs.

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