For the Spanish government and regulators, cryptocurrency regulation is still an ongoing topic, because measures aimed at crypto advertising or strengthening tax regulations are not friendly. However, the adoption rate of different industries is rising, and the healthcare industry has also joined the frenzy.
From June 1st, patients can use digital assets to pay
According to Forbes Negocios, the Spanish healthcare group Biziondo, which specializes in spinal treatments, will accept Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto assets as payments in clinical facilities throughout Spain.
After seeing them gradually adopt the so-called “Bitcoin Revolution” on a global scale, management began to become interested in blockchain technology instead of relying entirely on traditional banks or intermediaries for payment.
Biziondo general manager David Izquierdo commented on the announcement:
Obviously, the Bitcoin revolution has already begun. In an economic context, by 2020, the central banks of Europe, the United States and Japan will print 60% of the world’s currency, which will inevitably cause financial disasters in about 2 to 5 years.
He added that although the future is “always frightening,” human history has proven: “We are very capable of adapting to change, and the upcoming change will be a new revolution comparable to the emergence of the Internet.”
The healthcare group has facilities in Bilbao, Madrid, San Sebastian, Málaga and Lorca, and people can start using cryptocurrency payments on June 1, 2021.
Remove Fiat from private medicine
Izquierdo also pointed out how the company further researched blockchain technology before starting to adopt Bitcoin payments, and its role in private medicine:
With the elimination of “b money” in the private medical field, a new philosophy is advocated that citizens have the right to regulate themselves. After hundreds of hours of research, I personally decided to add the company to blockchain technology and digital currency.
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