• The Plan ₿ foundation in Lugano, Switzerland recently announced a new map showcasing hundreds of merchants across the city that accept bitcoin.
• The city made bitcoin a de-facto legal tender and hosted the Plan ₿ Summer School in July 2022 to educate people on bitcoin and businesses.
• The Plan ₿ foundation also partnered with GoCrypto to onboard multiple merchants who accept bitcoin, including McDonald’s and various art galleries, and predicted it would serve over 2,500 customers using bitcoin by the end of the year.
Visitors and residents in Lugano, Switzerland now have the unique opportunity to live entirely on bitcoin. The Plan ₿ foundation recently announced a new map that showcases the hundreds of merchants across the city that accept bitcoin, making it easier than ever before for people to use the digital currency to purchase goods and services.
This development is part of a city initiative designed in collaboration with Tether to attract wealth, smart minds and opportunities. As part of this plan, Lugano made bitcoin a de-facto legal tender in March 2022, which was followed by the announcement of the Plan ₿ Summer School in July 2022. This educational opportunity featured expert speakers such as Blockstream CEO Adam Back and was designed to help people learn more about bitcoin and businesses.
Most recently, the Plan ₿ foundation partnered with GoCrypto to onboard multiple merchants to accept bitcoin, including McDonald’s and various art galleries. This move was an effort to make it even easier for people to use bitcoin to purchase goods and services, and the foundation predicted it would serve over 2,500 customers using bitcoin by the end of the year.
The Plan ₿ foundation confirmed on Twitter that visitors and residents alike can use bitcoin to pay for virtually anything they need, including food, drinks, art, fashion, jewelry, cars, watches, tattoos, real-estate, municipal taxes, and services. As more jurisdictions around the world continue to embrace cryptocurrency, Lugano is setting a great example of what a bitcoin-friendly city can look like.