Bitso, a cryptocurrency exchange located in Mexico, has announced that customers of Rappi Mexico, a delivery service, will soon be able to pay using cryptocurrencies, including Shiba Inu.
“Such good news!” commented “shibainuart”, a Twitter user connected to the SHIB community. Certainly, the program will result in increased adoption $SHIB.”
Bitso, Mexico’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, said in January that Shiba Inu (SHIB) was now accessible on its platform after teasing in late December.
Rappi, a Colombian delivery service that facilitates on-demand delivery of food and other things across Latin America, has announced the start of a pilot program in Mexico for cryptocurrency payments.
Rappi has teamed with cryptocurrency exchanges Bitpay and Bitso to facilitate the new service, which will enable users to convert bitcoin to credits and use them to make purchases inside the app. Rappi works in nine Latin American countries and also provides financial services in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Chile, with plans to start digital banking in Colombia this year.
At the present, big firms such as SlingTV, the American Cancer Society, Newegg, Menufy, the Carolina Hurricanes, and Twitch accept SHIB through BitPay.
BitPay started officially supporting the Shiba Inu currency in late 2021, allowing users to spend SHIB at hundreds of BitPay merchants that accept Shiba Inu. BitPay also accepts more cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), DogeCoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), and stablecoins tied to the US dollar (BUSD, DAI, GUSD, USDC and USDP).
Shiba Inu was one of the biggest gainers on Tuesday’s cryptocurrency markets, after Robinhood’s addition of the meme coin to its list of cryptocurrency offerings. At the time of publication, SHIB was trading at $0.0000263.