Kjos has also hinted he’s seriously developing a framework that will make it possible for airline passengers to pay for tickets with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While the prosperous entrepreneur has been contributing immensely to the continuous growth of Europe’s aviation ecosystem and his airline has achieved an impressive results of being the third-largest low-cost airline in Europe, Kjos is however not done yet. The highly reputable businessman is searching for even champion NBX to great heights that would even contest such large exchanges as GDAX, Kraken, Huobi, and others.
We’re look[ing] at things that are easy to scale. Among other things, having a cryptocurrency as [a] payment option in the airline. We see that there is a need for a serious marketplace where you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. One of the most important thing for us is to build an ecosystem around the solutions we develop. In particular, the ecosystem within the Norwegian group is important, but also ecosystems in the airline industry.
Norway is a known as a rather crypto-friendly region, nevertheless, the officials are always ready to oppress crypto-related businesses that go against the regulations. For instance, in 2017, Nordea Bank AB suspended the bank account of Bitmynt AS crypto exchange. The exchange consequently filed a lawsuit against the bank.
It is curious that in May 2018, the Norwegian court ruled in favor of the bank that ostensibly declared that the exchange’s account was being used for illegal acts, including the purchase of drugs.
In correspondance to all these developments, the NBX founders have made it clear they are doing everything possible to operate within the ambits of the law. If things go well, this new initiative could endow immensely to the growth of the Norwegian cryptosphere.