7-Eleven convenience stores and Ghandi Bookstores in Mexico will reportedly begin accepting bitcoins, albeit indirectly, according to news website El Diario. It’s coming together thanks to a payments company/mobile wallet called Pademobile that allows users to make payments directly from their mobile phones.
The company’s CEO Raul Nogales revealed that Pademobile users can link in their Coinbase accounts in order to make payments. And since 7-Eleven and Ghandi Bookstores already work with Pademobile, it means you can use your bitcoins to buy snacks, pay bills, books, and more.
Although the two stores aren’t endorsing this, this could be big news for the bitcoin community.
We are working our sources to try an get more information on this. Pademobile and 7-Eleven did not immediately reply to a newsBTC inquiry on the matter. (via El Diario)