KYC-Free Bitcoin on-ramp, Fastbitcoins, has just rolled out Lightning Network enabled rickshaws across the streets of Glasgow. The initiative aims to show the general public how easy it is to buy and spend bitcoin.
Buy and Use Bitcoin in the Back of a Cab
Passengers can hail the Fastbitcoins.com branded rickshaws like any other in the city. However, once inside, they are able to buy vouchers for bitcoin, via a point-of-sale terminal. The vouchers are redeemable online through the Fastbitcoins website, without giving up Know Your Customer information.
Passengers who already own bitcoin — or who wish to go online and transfer the freshly-purchased voucher to their personal wallet whilst in the back of the rickshaw — can also pay for their ride using Lightning Network payments.
No-coiners (and HODLers) will, of course, have the alternative option to pay with card or cash.
Fastbitcoins MD, Danny Brewster, was excited to announce the launch — saying that although the rickshaws were a fun concept, they could fulfill an…