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Biggest Theme Park Resort in Southern Europe to Start Accepting Bitcoin

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Thu, 09/23/2021 - 16:00
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Alex Dovbnya
One of Europe's biggest theme parks will enable support for Bitcoin payments next year
Biggest Theme Park Resort in Southern Europe to Start Accepting Bitcoin
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The iconic PortAventura World entertainment resort has announced that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments in 2022.

The Spanish leisure complex with two theme parks and six hotels is known as the largest resort in Southern Europe. It attracts roughly five million visitors per year.

One of the resort's key attractions is Red Force, the fastest and tallest roller coaster in Europe that is capable of reaching speeds of up to 180 km/h.

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Accepting Bitcoin is part of the effort to enhance digitalization and promote innovation.

PortAventura World is currently working on a software solution that will make it possible to perform transactions in a "simple" and "secure" way. It is not clear whether payments will be routed through the Lightning Network, a popular Bitcoin scaling solution that has seen a sharp increase in capacity as of late.

As reported by U.Today, a lavish five-star hotel located in the Swiss Alps recently opened the door to Bitcoin and Ethereum payments.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.