Porsche Towson, a Porsche dealer based in Baltimore, has announced a partnership with the crypto payment processor BitPay, in order to accept payments in various cryptocurrencies listed on the crypto payment processor, including the hottest meme token in the market, Shiba Inu (SHIB).
The new development was announced on Twitter by BitPay a couple of hours ago.
BitPAy tweeted, “Turn your crypto into precious metal at Porsche Towson. Now accepting Crypto as payment for vehicle purchases.”
Turn your #crypto into precious metal at Porsche Towson. Now accepting Crypto as payment for vehicle purchases. Learn more: https://t.co/g5eD13Y7tS#Porsche #crypto #bitcoin #doge #shib pic.twitter.com/Yj3yO3iIyK
— BitPay (@BitPay) April 19, 2022
The new development indicates that the Porsche dealer, which offers both new and used Porsche cars, now accepts payments in various crypto, including Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), among others.
Last March, BitPay processed a total of 76,583 payments. As of January, Bitcoin accounted for over 50% of the company’s transactions.
Back in 2013, a family in Austin was in the news after selling their 2007 Porsche Cayman S for 300 Bitcoins ($12.4 million at the time of writing). Since then, various car dealerships around the world have embraced digital currencies.
Earlier this month, Dutton Garage, one of the world’s top retailers of exotic and rare cars, started accepting 30 cryptocurrencies in partnership with the Australian exchange CoinSpot.
Last year, Porsche joined the non-fungible token trend by launching Fanzone, a platform for trading NFTs.
In 2018, it also became the first automaker to start testing the blockchain technology as part of its pilot project with Berlin-based start-up XAIN.