If you’re planning a trip to Germany this year, you will be pleased to learn that Germany will be accepting Bitcoin as a legal currency. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB), announced they’d be accepting bitcoin as legal tender as a tourism bonus.
This recent move will certainly catch the eye of other European nations as the GNTB operates in 32 countries and will likely amount to a greater percentage of people acknowledging the benefits of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
GNBT's CEO, Petra Hedorfer, stated:
“With the acceptance of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment and the possible medium-term implementation of the blockchain, we want technology in our finance as a global company set a sign as an innovation driver and driver of the tourism industry.”
Recently, more European countries have latched onto cryptocurrencies envisioning a future that will fully support the technology. France, Malta and Switzerland have jumped ahead of the game pushing forward digital currency legislation.