Bitcoin is accepted by Japanese Luxury Car Dealer

L’Operaio (Japanese luxury car dealer) is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment manner from customers which use bitFlyer cryptocurrency wallet
09 April 2018   928

According to bitFlyer`press report by, bitFlyer customers can spend above to 100 million yen, approximately $940,000 in order to purchase cars at L’Operaio. The users need to fulfil the only condition - to perform the transaction with the help of the wallet that is suggested by the firm.

As bitFlyer has claimed, the transaction arrangement will only take a “few seconds”. Three (3) Tokyo trades in Setagaya, Nerima and Aoyama have already begun accepting Bitcoin with prospects to develop the feature to all dealership stores in the future.

bitFlyer is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan. The partnership will be begun with 26 dealerships, but the two enterprizes are aimed on expanding it to include in the future 550 more locations.

The exchange was granted a European Union payment institution license in January of this year, making it the most  acquiescent virtual currency exchange in the world. It has also cooperated with Bic Camera, the domestic electronic retail giant, to accept Bitcoin payments following a successful path of the last year. The tendency is certainly being adopted, with one of Japan’s largest electronics retail chains Yamada Denki also accepting Bitcoin payments using bitFlyer’s point-of-sale (PoS) payments foundation.

The customers of L’Operaio will have to download and use bitFlyer’s mobile wallet application, which is available in iOS and Android to make acquisition up to 100 million yen, or just under $1 million, using Bitcoin.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   102

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.