Fortaleza, the fifth-largest city in Brazil with a population of about 2.7 million, is set to accept bitcoin (BTC) payments for public transportation by the end of this year.
Local news outlet O Povo reported the news late last week, saying that the Ceara State Co-operative Autonomous Passenger Co-operative (Cootraps) will provide Fortaleza citizens the option to buy bus tickets using bitcoin, credit and debit cards, in addition to the current cash system.
The newer payment options are reportedly aimed at attracting more users and reducing bureaucracy in the system. “This is a way of reducing bureaucracy, even bringing more users into transport.
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