The tourist tram route No. 42 in the Czech capital, which runs between the popular sights of Prague, has been switched to accept cryptocurrencies.
This was announced to the local media by the information technology director of the organization Prague City Tourism Petr Soukup. This structure also manages tram line No. 42. The route passes through the historical center of the city, tourists have the opportunity to see the Charles Bridge, the Powder Gate and the Prague Castle fortress. Usually the tram runs only on weekends, but in the summer season from June 23 it will be available for tourists from Thursday to Sunday.
Despite the fact that this is the oldest trauma in the Czech Republic, passengers can pay for the sightseeing trip with bitcoins or ether through a special mobile application from the Global Payments financial services provider. If the passenger pays for the trip with cryptocurrency, the seller will be able to choose whether to accept payment in a digital asset or in Czech crowns. Depending on the merchant’s choice, Global Payments will automatically send the entire amount to their cryptocurrency address or bank account.
“We believe that the introduction of mobile terminals will be a big step forward, as they will significantly speed up the purchase of tickets and provide tourists with more convenient payment options. Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more popular and there is no reason why people should not use them for regular payments,” says Soukup.
Vintage city trams have become more commonly used to implement cryptocurrencies. A few months ago, a vintage Milan tram roamed the streets of the city with an advertisement for SHIB tokens and a collection of NFTs from John Richmond, a well-known clothing and footwear brand.