The private aircraft company is aiming for more Bitcoin-linked sales of its luxury HX50 model
British startup Hill Helicopters has started accepting Bitcoin payments for its luxury HX50 helicopter, according to a press release published on August 3. The manufacturer will allow customers to pay with the cryptocurrency through the CoinCorner payment processor, Vertical news agency added in its report.
Hill Helicopters has reportedly already accepted BTC payments from one of its customers. “There will be a few more to come“The company’s founder and CEO Jason Hill said in a statement. According to him, the acceptance of crypto payments adds”an exciting new dimension“for their customers, especially private pilot owners.
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CoinCorner Business Development Manager Ben Collins said the unique partnership will help increase the adoption and use of Bitcoin as a payment currency in the aviation industry.
The decision to accept Bitcoin was due to increased demand from customers who were constantly asking for new payment methods to complement traditional options.
CoinCorner Checkout is one of the leading payment gateways in the UK. It has helped hundreds of companies integrate Bitcoin payments seamlessly, and outside of the UK, the platform’s services are also available in the Isle of Man and the EU.
Quiznos, a restaurant chain in the US and 32 other countries, will also accept Bitcoin payments. The sandwich shop giant has announced a partnership with cryptocurrency payment provider Bakkt in a pilot program at select locations in Denver, USA.
The pilot starts this August and will see Quiznos customers using the Bakkt app to pay for meals.
The news comes as Google lifted its ban on Bitcoin advertising, a move that will likely be a bullish trigger for Bitcoin price struggling to break the $ 40,000 mark. The cryptocurrency is currently changing hands at around $ 37,786, down 2% over the past 24 hours.
In April, the price of Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $ 64,804.72, according to CoinGecko data.