Private Jet Company Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum

TapJets started taking bitcoin as payment in July 2017
17 January 2018   1180

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.

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   241

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.