Brisbane Airport (BNE) will soon become the first cryptocurrency airport terminal, according to reports from local media. The airport is working with local and international companies to make the entire terminal cryptocurrency friendly, with stores, coffee shops and restaurants accepting Bitcoin, Ether and Dash.
The move to digital currencies makes sense for the airport, as the number of crypto investors increases. According to Roel Hellemons, the General Manager of Strategic Planning and Development:
“Many people around the world have made money investing in cryptocurrencies and a lot of these people travel internationally, so it makes sense to offer a digital currency experience within our terminals.”
The airport will partner with TravelbyBit, a cryptocurrency payment system, in order to allow travelers the ability to buy digitally.
The move highlights Australia’s growing warmth toward cryptocurrencies and digital payment methods, in spite of negative perspectives from other countries. With the recent ban from China and the threats from South Korea, the openness of Australian policy will come as a welcome change for crypto investors.