BTC City, Slovenia’s Largest Shopping mall, to be a ‘Genuine Bitcoin City’
BTC City or Bitcoin City, Slovenia’s largest shopping mall is prepared to execute its strategies to be a “genuine Bitcoin City.” The complex is gigantic enough to accommodate 500 retail stores sprawling 475,000 square meters. BCFocus has previously reported that BTC City was the first enterprise to enable payment in bitcoins.
The Prime Minister of Slovenia has recently paid a visit to the venue and got exposed to the strategies of bitcoins.
BTC City Visited by the Prime Minister
Miro Cerar, the Slovenian Prime Minister visited the huge shopping complex, BTC city situated in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Eligma, a fintech startup developed a system based on point-of-sale. The system is utilised by the retailers present in BTC City. According to sources (news.bitcoin.com), Eligma described the shopping mall as “a business and shopping ecosystem based on the latest technological solutions including blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrencies.”
Eligma further stated, “The purpose of his visit was to open the Beyond 4.0 international conference, dedicated to digital society and blockchain, as well as to get acquainted with BTC City’s strategy to become Bitcoin City.”
The fintech start-up also commented that in the morning, the Prime Minister received “a cup of ‘crypto coffee’ bought for him by Slovenian State Secretary Tadej Slapnik through the Elipay cryptocurrency transaction system.”
The Elipay wallet was successfully used for making payment with bitcoin (BTC) at the waterpark of the shopping complex. The use of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is also permissible as per the additional announcement by Eligma.
BTC City as the ‘Genuine Bitcoin City’
The inception of the logistics enterprise, BTC company has been long back in 1954. In the course of time, additional warehouses have come into existence in the northeast region of Ljubljana. Later, in 1990 the compex revamped into a shopping mall. It was eventually named as the BTC City. With this step, the enterprise starting exploring new ventures involving casino, hotel, water-park, multiplex and sports complex.
As per the description given in the official website of BTC City, “famous for being the largest and most popular European business, shopping, recreational/leisure and cultural center” in the country.
With the latest initiative is to convert BTC City into “a genuine Bitcoin City.”
BTC City has further claimed itself to be, “The first of its kind in the world to provide its visitors, consumers and business partners with an ecosystem that will develop and integrate advanced technologies based on state-of-the-art approaches (blockchain, AI, VR [Virtual reality], AR [Augmented reality], ML [Machine Learning] and the world of cryptocurrencies).”
The fundamental aim of Bitcoin City is that it, “will create an open society which will enable users to pursue their missions as well as develop their business environments in line with their wishes, needs, and operating policies.”
The website of BTC City informs about the installation of Elipay in many retail stores present in the city. The list of stores include Big Bang, Al Capone, Atlantis water-park, Vodno mesto San Martino, Bijoux modni dodatki, etc.
The other features available are Blockchain think tank, crypto ATMs and also the “biggest crypto mining rig in Slovenia.”
BTC company has also commented, “The development of BTC City into a Bitcoin City is an important step towards the realisation of BTC’s openness-oriented strategy, providing its customers and business partners with freedom and choice regarding their purchases with new forms of payment”.
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