EMURGO is the official commercial arm of Cardano - the first third-generation blockchain to evolve through a research-driven approach. As such, EMURGO is working hard to add dynamic commercial versatility to the Cardano ecosystem. This whole-hearted effort to drive Cardano adoption includes bringing real utility to Cardano ADA by establishing retail stores & merchants that accept Cardano ADA as payment.
In June 2019, EMURGO organized and launched an opening event to celebrate the introduction of Cardano ADA payments at Tamura - a Japanese Yakiniku franchise restaurant owned by the popular Japanese comedian celebrity Kenji Tamura. These ADA payments were facilitated by the usage of the EMURGO-developed Yoroi ADA Wallet - a 5-star rated Cardano ADA light wallet for Android, iOS, Chrome, & Firefox. It was a highly successful launch event with complimentary giveaways and attended by passionate members of the local Cardano community. For more details on the event, you can read about it here.
Following the momentum of this successful event, EMURGO has started to put forth more efforts to increase the number of stores and merchants accepting ADA payments utilizing the EMURGO-developed Yoroi ADA Wallet.
In this post, EMURGO would like to introduce some additional merchants in Japan who have introduced ADA payment options along with their reasons for doing so. We would like to extend special thanks to the assistance of one of our valuable Cardano community member, Mr. Miyatake in helping to achieve this for the overall Cardano community.
Hotel Palm Royal Naha Kokusai Street: ADA & Blockchain Payments Are The Future
Hotel Palm Royal Naha Kokusai Street is centrally located in the heart of Okinawa, a popular island tourist destination.
Hotel Palm Royal Naha Kokusai Street: With the worldwide fintech revolution already underway and blockchain technology evolving day by day, Hotel Palm Royal Naha believes that transfers of value using digital assets or cryptocurrencies will soon become a normal part of daily life.
Thus, we wanted to be a pioneer in raising awareness of and introducing modern payments of this kind, to fundamentally set us apart from other hotel facilities. We were and continue to be genuinely impressed by the vision & work of Charles Hoskinson - the co-founder of Cardano & ADA.
With that in mind, we wanted to play a part in helping spread awareness of Cardano ADA as a leading digital asset. At the urging of Mr. Miyatake - one of the passionate leaders of the Japanese Cardano community, we decided to implement the acceptance of customer payments in Cardano ADA.