Instead of throwing loose change in a guitar case, street performers in downtown Barrie will take your tips digitally. The pilot program comes from Barrie’s Emerging Musicians initiative which involves 15 local musicians playing from Tuesday through to Sunday each week until the end of summer. Each musician will have a QR code with them that you can scan for a tip.
“One of the challenges faced by street performers today is that many people only carry credit and debit cards.”
Chad Ballantyne, Marketing and Community Manager of PIVX said in a statement,“The PIVX community is excited to see how this small integration could be a catalyst for transforming our downtown economy, helping citizens embrace this technology and further elevating Barrie as an innovative city.”
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