Austria's leading telecom A1, which owns the mobile operator of the same name in Bulgaria, has announced that it has allowed its customers to pay with cryptocurrency in a pilot project aimed at testing the popularity of virtual payments, BNR reported.
Customers can pay with bitcoin, litecoins, dash and other cryptocurrencies in certain stores in the country, the company said.
The Government approved, in its Wednesday's meeting, the substantiation note regarding the necessity and the opportunity to carry out the expenses related to the 'Integrated electronic system of the National Office of the Trade Register', meant to reduce the bureaucracy and the time dedicated to the registration process of companies in the Trade Register.
Greece is in second-to-last place among the 19 eurozone countries and 24th among all 28 European Union member-states in electronic payments per inhabitant, including payments with credit and debit cards and online transfers of money and e-payments of bills, according to European Central Bank data for 2018.
Some 1.2 million freelance professionals and small companies are set to come under the lens of the tax authorities, which will be scrutinizing their last five years of activity, as the head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue Giorgos Pitsilis has issued a decision setting new criteria concerning their monitoring.