Tourists will be able to pay for tickets and other services of the air harbor with Bitcoin, Dash and the national digital currency El Petro
The international airport of Maiketia named after Simon Bolivar in Venezuela will start selling air tickets for cryptocurrency, as well as accepting it as payment for other services, according to the local edition of ElSiglo . According to the newspaper, the airport will start accepting payments in bitcoin, Dash and the national digital currency El Petro.
The process of paying for services and air tickets with cryptocurrencies will fully comply with the rules of the El Salvadorian regulator, said airport director Freddie Borges.
In May of this year, the Venezuelan government switched to the payment of social benefits in its own cryptocurrency El Petro. According to the country's President Nicholas Maduro, this decision is aimed at combating hyperinflation, which in 2020, according to the Central Bank, amounted to 2,959.8% in the country.