Private Jet Company Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum

TapJets started taking bitcoin as payment in July 2017
17 January 2018   792

TapJets, the private jet instant booking platform, published a press release on January 16 stating that the company is accepting ethereum as a method of payment. It is stated that customers can now instantly book their private flight from their smartphones, and head to the airport while the blockchain transaction is completed in the background.

TapJets started taking bitcoin as payment in July 2017 and saw a steady increase of transactions in the cryptocurrency to book flights through their app.

The instant nature of cryptocurrency transactions even further speeds up their booking process. The new payment option removes the time barrier of traditional bank wire payment or credit card limits for large purchases such as private jet travel, which now makes the customer experience even more streamlined and convenient.

 

Eugene Kesselman

Founder and CEO, TapJets

Kesselman also said that private jet travel has provided many folks with a discrete mode of transportation and accepting bitcoin makes such travel even more private.

According to the company, TapJets instant booking platform is the only platform in the world where you can book your private jet in less than one minute, with over 12,000 clients accessing the platform to book their flights and bid on Flight Auctions.

Mizuho to invest in Ethereum Startup Omise

Neutrino, the country’s first blockchain space of Ethereum-based startup Omise Japan, will be sponsored by one of Japan’s three so-called ‘megabanks’ Mizuho
25 May 2018   71

The country’s first specialized blockchain co-working space Neutrino was instituted  by Omise in Tokyo in March of 2018. Omise, a Thai-based launch, sees Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin among its advisors and closed a $25 million ICO in new financing last year to construct a decentralized payments platform Omise Go, powered by OMG, an ERC20 token cryptocurrency. The project aims to advance study to ultimately deploy operational implementations of blockchain tech and cryptocurrency in services and businesses.

One of the largest Japanese banks Mizuho declared on Friday that it will sponsor the coworking space in an arrangement that will also see the bank turn a “long-term tenant” of the coworking space.

Mizuho considers that blockchain is a decentralized technology that will have a transformative impact across industries, beginning it will “simplify and optimize” business operations of different types. In outlining its own aims to implement the technology to deliver better financial services to its customers, Mizuho guesses Neutrino and the interactions within the coworking space “will bring us one step closer to developing commercial applications for blockchain technology.”

In addition to sponsoring Neutrino, Mizuho will be a long–term tenant of the coworking space, and we look forward to finding applications for blockchain technology and being able to develop new business areas together with the wide variety of sponsors, members, and other specialists Neutrino plans to attract.
Mizuho,
Megabank, Japan

Mizuho has experimented and deployed a number of blockchain applications in record keeping, cross-border securities transactions, trade finance with tech partner IBM and document sharing.