Florida County To Accept Crypto For Payments

Florida County To Accept Crypto For Payments

Written on 05/16/2018
Mike Mikkola

Seminole County, Florida, just north of Orlando, will soon be accepting both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to make payments for such services as vehicle tag and title fees, property tax, and driver license and ID card fees. This will initially be through the tax office of the county.

BitPay will partner with Seminole County to accept these two cryptocurrencies by way of a VISA backed card both online and in person. The coin price will be locked at the time of the transaction for 15 minutes and will be automatically converted to fiat currency. BitPay accepts all transactional risk.

According to Joel Greenberg, "The aim of my tenure in office is to make our customer experience faster, smarter, and more efficient, and to bring government services from the 18th century into the 21st century and one way is the addition of cryptocurrency to our payment options."

Cryptocurrency is becoming more and more mainstream every day. It’s becoming more readily available at the man on the street level. This will only lead to greater acceptance of cryptocurrency and to greater stabilization of pricing.