Norway’s Largest Airline Reveals Bitcoin (BTC) Plans As Crypto Takes Flight
Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norway’s largest airline, says it plans to allow its customers to pay for flights with Bitcoin instead of using a credit card.
According to the Norwegian finance outlet Dagens Næringsliv, the airline is also launching a cryptocurrency exchange in August.
There’s no official launch date for Bitcoin payments on Norwegian Air, but according to board member Kjos-Mathisen, crypto payments will be implemented after the exchange is officially open.
“First, the marketplace will be launched. Then NBX will make a payment solution for the airline so that airline customers can pay with virtual currency.”
In a blog post on Medium, the NBX team predicts the emergence of a new digital economy.
“We are not all the way there yet, but the market is maturing. And as this happens, more crypto-assets will mature, affording freedom of choice for users and a lot more flexibility.
This brings us full circle to the prediction NBX lives by, and one we share with several other companies working within this industry: we will soon see the flow of money disrupted, but this disruption, instead of slowing things down, will see money flow as easily as information flows today: without barriers, across platforms, and in a simple and transparent way.”
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