The private aviation company wants to increase Bitcoin-related sales of its luxury model HX50.
UK-based startup Hill Helicopters has begun accepting Bitcoin payments for its HX50 luxury helicopter, according to a press release released on August 3. The manufacturer will allow customers to pay with the cryptocurrency through the payments processor CoinCorner, the Vertical Media added in its report.
Hill Helicopters has reportedly already accepted payment in BTC from one of its customers, ” and several more will follow “, said Jason Hill, founder and CEO of the company, in a statement. According to him, accepting crypto payments adds “ an exciting new dimension “for their customers, especially private pilots.
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Ben Collins, head of business development at CoinCorner, said this unique partnership will help increase the adoption and use of Bitcoin as a payment currency in the aviation industry.
The decision to accept Bitcoin, he added, follows a growing demand from customers, who are constantly clamoring 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 seamlessly integrate Bitcoin payments, and outside the UK, the platform’s services are also available in the Isle of Man and the EU.
Quiznos, a restaurant chain with operations in the US and 32 other countries, is also ready to accept Bitcoin payments. The sandwich giant has announced a partnership with cryptocurrency payments provider Bakkt as part of a pilot program at select locations in Denver, USA.
The pilot program will begin in August and will allow Quiznos customers to use the Bakkt app to pay for their meals.
This news comes as Google lifted its ban on Bitcoin ads, a move likely to provide a bullish trigger for the price of Bitcoin, which has struggled to break above the $40,000 mark. The cryptocurrency is currently trading around $ 37,786, down 2% in the last 24 hours.
In April, the price of Bitcoin reached an all-time high of $ 64,804.72, according to data from CoinGecko.