Cryptocurrency regulation is still an ongoing topic for the Spanish government and regulators, with some not too friendly measures against crypto ads or enhancing tax rules. However, adoption is on the rise in different industries, and the healthcare sector is joining the frenzy.
Patients Could Pay With Digital Assets Starting June 1
According to Forbes Negocios, the Spanish healthcare group Biziondo, specializing in spine treatments, will accept bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto asset payments within its clinical facilities across Spain.
After seeing a rising adoption of what they called a â€œbitcoin revolutionâ€ globally, the management became interested in blockchain technology and not depending wholly on the traditional banks or intermediaries for payments.
David Izquierdo, general manager of Biziondo, commented on the announcement:
He added that although the future â€œis always scary,â€ humans have historically shown that â€œwe are very capable of adapting to changes and what is coming is going to be a new revolution comparable to the appearance of the internet.â€
The healthcare group has facilities in Bilbao, Madrid, San SebastiÃ¡n, MÃ¡laga, and Lorca, where people could start to pay with cryptos on June 1, 2021.
Removing Fiat From Private Medicine
Izquierdo also pointed out the way that the company further studied the blockchain technology before making its inception to adopt bitcoin payments, as well as its role in private medicine:
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