So, bitcoin (and other digital currencies) not living up to hype? More and more there is a growing acceptance. Denver airport passengers can now use bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to pay for parking at DIA at Top Airport Parking. Although probably a bit PR, it does open the door for spreading to other sites and acceptance. Who knows, perhaps soon you can bribe United Airlines agents with bitcoin to not drag you off their planes.
(Bill Taylor, CEO)
“Cryptocurrency fans, rejoice. There’s a new way to spend digital currency in Denver.
Top Airport Parking, which offers discounted parking spots for $3.99 a day near Denver International Airport, on Tuesday began accepting bitcoin, Dogecoin and about 50 other types of digital payments where encryption — instead of banks — is used to verify and transfer funds.
The San Francisco start-up, whose co-founders include parking veteran Brett Harwood, picked Denver as its first cryptocurrency market because it seemed like an accepting city, said Patrick Murray, CEO and co-founder of Noson, the parent of Top Airport Parking.
“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 also accepts credit cards. “We plan to slowly expand to other cities throughout the year.”
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Murray, named one of the National Parking Association’s 2016 “40 Under 40,” says that Noson’s parking lot partners are licensed, have thousands of spaces and are within 10 minutes of Denver International by car.
One happens to be ParkDIA, a lot on East 68th Avenue just a few minutes from the DIA terminal. The lot added Top Airport Parking to its list of partners last fall after meeting Murray at a parking conference…”