Users can charge their SUBE cards with bitcoins using Alto Viaje, a platform that allows online cards to be loaded using a solution provided by Bitex, a blockchain solutions company that provides the infrastructure for various bitcoin projects.
“We believe that this type of project is of great importance, since it brings technology as disruptive as bitcoin to the common people, demonstrating the true value and the applications it has in everyday life,” said Manuel Beaudroit, CMO of Bitex. The minimum charge in bitcoins will be 50 pesos.
Alto Viaje decided to use Bitex’s infrastructure for the technology and liquidity, a necessary condition to enable a project of this magnitude.
“We want to offer safe and innovative services,” said Luciano Verardo, the director of Alto Viagj. “The alliance with Bitex allows us to integrate the payment with bitcoins and create new possibilities of financial inclusion for people and companies.”
The SUBE card allows users to pay for trips in groups, subways and trains. Currently, it can be used in 37 localities of the country, including Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, Bahía Blanca, Catamarca, Cipolletti, Comodoro Rivadavia, Corrientes, Formosa, General Pico, General Pueyrredón, Gualeguaychú, Jujuy, Necochea, Neuquén, Olavarría, Palpalá, Paraná, Party of the Coast, Pergamino, Pinamar, Rafaela, Rawson, Resistance, Rio Gallegos, Rio Grande, Roque Sáenz Peña, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Juan, San Luis, San Martin de los Andes, San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Santa Fe from Vera Cruz, Santa Rosa, Trelew, Ushuaia, Venado Tuerto, Viedma and Villa Allende.
This story was originally published in Spanish at Cripto247