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US Pharmacy Chain Pharmcorx Accepts Cryptocurrency for Fast Covid Testing

•, by Lubomir Tassev

Customers are welcome to pay with bitcoin for the quick tests offered at its Pharmcorx locations using a dedicated QR code.

Pharmacies Offer Quick Covid Tests for Bitcoin
Florida-based Progressive Care Inc. announced in a press release that the company now accepts bitcoin (BTC) as payment for Covid-19 fast testing at its Pharmcorx locations. CEO Alan Jay Weisberg pointed out that the option will allow "those with an alternative view of payment systems to get the testing services they require." Noting Progressive Care's dedication to efforts against a resurgence of the virus, the executive stated:

We believe in the future of blockchain technologies, generally speaking, and we want to extend our market-leading services in rapid Covid-19 testing solutions to those who prefer to pay through Bitcoin.

Weisberg also emphasized that by accepting cryptocurrency the pharmacy chain offers "an excellent alternative for post-pandemic tourists coming into our communities from abroad." Progressive Care took the decision to introduce the crypto payment option on the eve of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami.

The forum has attracted more than 50,000 visitors, including many from abroad, to the Miami metropolitan area which is the company's main market. Expecting a wave of customers who might require fast Covid testing, the company has generated a QR code for the bitcoin payments to cater to the needs of the cryptocurrency community.