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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