Denver International Airport Starts Accepting More Than 20 Cryptocurrencies
Denver International Airport began accepting Bitcoin and other twenty-more cryptocurrencies!
Cryptocurrencies are truly becoming more popular now as huge establishments start embracing Bitcoin in their system. This has truly proven Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies’ popularity as US’ largest airport by total land area shows oppenness towards the crypto industry. Where will this take us?
Top Airport Parking, a Denver International Airport parking provider, began accepting Bitcoin, Dogecoin and more than twenty other crypto-currencies.
Founded by Brett Hardwood, the San Francisco parking chose to first accept crypto in Denver due to the city’s reputation as open-minded, according to CEO and co-founder of Noson, Top Airport Parking’s parent company, Patrick Murray.
“With the big technology scene in Denver, and a large percentage of our customers as millennials, we felt Denver would be a great place to launch,” said Murray, whose company will accept digital currency alongside credit cards. “We plan to slowly expand to other cities throughout the year.”
Murray, who is one of the National Parking Association’s 2016 “40 Under 40,” notes that Noson’s partners are licensed and the company holds thousands of spaces within 10 minutes of Denver International by car. One lot that added Top Airport Parking is ParkDIA, a few minutes from the DIA terminal.
“We saw how he did things a little differently and not just the price structure,” said Kyle Geddes, ParkDIA’s director of client services. “He also listed customer reviews. … That’s been great for getting the word out.”
Geddes was unaware of Top Airport Parking’s cryptocurrency launch. That might be due to the fact that, if one wishes to pay for Airport Parking with Bitcoin, they must visit Top Airport’s website.
According to Stephanie Robert, of the National Parking Association’s Vice President of Marketing, Bitcoin is an uncommon payment in the industry. “We believe that this is an early-adopter company that is using bitcoin. We have not seen this become an industry trend,” she said.
But, for Murray, this isn’t a publicity stunt. Rather, he believes in Bitcoin as an alternative form of payment. “Though bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies aren’t too mainstream just yet,” he said, “we want to support them any way we can.”