Ethereum Accepted For Flying Tickets: Adaptation on Its Way
As the mainstream-globalization train is hitting hard the cryptocurrency ecosystem and its number of users is growing everyday, an airline is drafting out a plan to give the opportunity costumers to use BTC or ETH as a payment option.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may currently be mostly used for investment purposes, but they can also be used to buy services and goods. Many companies want to attract more customers through innovative measures. One of these measures is allowing customers to pay with their favorite cryptocurrencies. Services like Bitpay, Coinbase, and Shopify have made it very easy for online-retailers to adopt this new payment method.
The most notable example of retail adoption is the e-commerce store Overstock, which is currently experimenting with various cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
On the other hand – the gaming giant online store Steam declared that the termination of BTC acceptance will come because of its high transaction fees and price volatility.
For anybody that does not prefer commercial flights and does like privacy, there is on private jet airline called Surf Air based in Silicon Valley which will be opening doors to booking your own private jet using cryptocurrency – according to Flying Mag and BusinessInsider.
The CEO of Surf Air Europe – Simon Talling-Smith stated out:
“Surf Air was built on the idea of disrupting and changing the way the world sources, purchases and accesses air travel so it only makes sense that we would be on the cutting edge of accepting new forms of payment such as bitcoin and ethereum.
This comes ahead of our inaugural flight from London City Airport that will transform the business travel experience for our European membership base.”
As the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum is steadily rising, perhaps more and more cryptocurrency users will be able to afford the services that Surf Air is offering.