Russia Allows Hotels to Accept Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Payments for FIFA World Cup 2018

· 03 Apr 2018 in Crypto News, Home
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One of the most important football events, the FIFA World Cup, will bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies closer to people. Due to the diplomatic problems that Russia and western countries have, the Russian government is trying to attract as many tourists as possible. That’s why, the city of Kaliningrad, one of the host cities to the World Cup, will allow hotels in the city to accept cryptocurrency payments.

Kaliningrad to Allow Cryptocurrency Payments

The FIFA World Cup is an event that gathers lot of attention from the media and people all over the world. It is for sure that Kaliningrad accepting cryptocurrencies will be one of the topics that will be discussed by the media and individuals.

Kaliningrad will host different football matches and teams. Among the countries that will play in this city we find Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Nigeria, Serbia, Switzerland, Spain and England

The most important hotels in the city (and others not so known), have partnered with companies that specialize in payment processes and cryptocurrencies. The intention is to allow tourist to have a good payment experience if they pay using cryptocurrencies.

The Manager of Apartments Malina, Anna Subbotina, commented during an interview with Buying Business Times Russia, that there is an increased interest in individuals to use cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. According to her, the world is seeing a great demand for cryptocurrencies.

At the moment of writing this article, the cost of the rooms increased for the dates of the football matches. According to the PR Director of Avisales Travels, a room on the 28th of June, could cost 18,000 rubles (around $310 dollars).

FIFA World Cup events are very important for Europe and the whole world. It is one of the most important sport’s events in the world and it gathers the attention of the most important media outlets.

Russia is trying to move towards cryptocurrencies and the world cup could be a great audience to test how individuals from different countries react to an increased offer of virtual currency payments.

Image Fifa World Cup

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