BitPay, the world's leading Bitcoin payments provider, announced today that a massive 100+ businesses in St. Petersburg will be able to accept Bitcoin payments for the Bitcoin Bowl game-day. The Bitcoin Bowl is being hosted on December 26th at Tropicana Fields and has led to many local businesses wanting to accept Bitcoin payments.
BitPay is the main sponsor of the event, ensuring that the name will remain the Bitcoin Bowl for a few years to come. Their massive work has paid of in terms of benefiting the Bitcoin and knowledge of the cryptocurrency locally and will make a massive difference in the future for spreading the knowledge.
“I’ve been accepting bitcoin for months, even before the bowl game sponsorship,” said Patricia Francati, owner of Genaro Coffee Company. “It’s the cheapest way for me to accept payment, and it attracts customers to my shop. What more could I ask for?”
“I like that the currency is universal,” said Mark Ferguson, owner of Fergs Sports Bar and Grill. “Our area gets a lot of international tourists, and this gives those customers a way to pay without exchanging their money.”
“We are sponsoring this bowl game to show the world a hands-on experience with bitcoin,” says Tony Gallippi, Executive Chairman of BitPay. “St.Petersburg is going to be an example of what bitcoin can enable anywhere in the world – a cheaper, faster, and more secure way of doing business.”